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Q: Seagate external hard disk

Please help my segate external hard disk 500 gb not working all of the solutions are not working please any solution but not that solution of computer manage please help and replay fast

windows 7 (64)

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A: Seagate external hard disk

Man... that sucks. If ALL solutions are not working you are screwed.

Please read the link in my signature and try again.
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I see the external disk in Disk Management but it is not getting displayed in My Computer nor any data recovery software is detecting it :(
Image attached..
When I right click on disk 1 Initialize Disk option is also disabled.

Please help!

A:Seagate external hard disk not getting initialized

What are the other options when you right click on the disk?
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After which a message is shown in the taskbar saying "A problem occured during hardware installation". The hard disk did not come with any cd, also I have learnt that external hard disks doesnt require any type of software.The hard disk is not shown either in Mycomputer or device manager.I see the light blinking on the external hard disk but I dont feel any spinning of disks when I place my hand on the external hard disk.
So anyone here please suggest me what to do?

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I bought an external hard disk for years but recently some errors prompt while booting.

1. the computer can still detect the external hard disk
2. no file name appears although it was auto running
3. error message prompts out either I double click or right click the drive location

error message:
G:\ is not accessible
Error performing inpage operation

I urgently need help in solving this problem.


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which was working fine for the past 2 years with no issues on WinXP.
Last week when i was working with that, the power connection cable attached to the HDD was removed accidently.
From then,i am trying to switch it on,but its not wswitching on, its not spinning. i changed the power outlets,checked the cables, but nothing is working out. i have lot of data in that HDD(around 200GB). Can you guys please help to make the HDD work again or to recover the data.


A:Seagate External Hard Disk not switching on, not spinning

You'll need to open it up. There may be a small fuse that you can replace (though there may be some soldering involved).

You can also remove the drive from the case and attach it internally in your PC to recover data (with an adapter if it is a small drive).

In any case, unless there is a fuse cap externally that you can check, you'll need to remove the case.
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A:Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB external hard disk not detecting

When the drive is plugged in, does it appear in the disk manager?

(To get to disk manager click START > Right click on Computer > Manage > Disk Management)
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Type: Warning
Source: Disk
EventID: 51
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\D during a paging operation

My other external hard disk is a Western Digital (procured about a year ago), and so far, I have not come across any such error message when I use it.

Should I be concerned about this error event in my Seagate FreeAgent? Since this is a data backup device, I am worried.

A:Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk - paging error

You can run a drive diagnostic test on it:

Also consider running CheckDisk on it too
Go to My Computer
Right click the drive
Select Properties-Tools
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Note : my Pen drive and other USB things works fine in all the ports in both front panel and back panel.
Please help me.each and Every time when i want to connect my hard disk, I have to take my CPU out from its shelf and connect it in the back usb port. Its tideous for me.

A:Seagate external hard disk not detected in front panel USB port

Well not exactly knowing what type of a computer we are talking about here, I can only say, that what your are reporting is completely normal. Most computers I've ever touched have passive styled USB ports on the front of the computer, and aggressive USB ports off the back that can handle just about anything you can hook up to it.

So stop trying to connect that external hard drive off the front, not enough power and not enough data exchange rates. I would recommend that if you have all your USB ports off the back of the computer taken, I would start thinking seriously about an "amplified" 4 port USB HUB. Remember the HUB your looking for has it's own power source, and does not relying on the computer at all for it's power.

The following one is a good one, a friend of mine got her's about a month ago and has not yet reported any problems.

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Do I have to use Seagate program only?
Can't I simply copy files like I used to do with previous 1TB & 2TB Segate external disks (in win7) or WD drives?
I am administrator and sole user.
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64
Please help
Thank you

A:Can Seagate 3TB Backup+ external disk work with win7 x64

I've never used the seagate program so yes you should be able to copy and paste. One thing I've noticed is it is the slowest drive I have EVER used. I ended up delegating it to File History on a Win 8 machine because it was useless for drive images and transfers.
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A:Seagate external hard drive

If you take it apart you void the warranty.
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A:Seagate external hard drive

Give this a try

Good Luck I hope it finds them all used it on the wife's system once and it did recover almost all .
I'm not sure if it works on usb drives or not though worth a try to see if it discovers it .
Yes it does .
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thanks for any help.

A:seagate external hard drive

It sounds like the external harddrive has died - do you have copies of the files on your computer as well?

Assuming the drive is dead and it is not an issue with the USB connection, it is possible to get the files off of the harddrive though companies that provide such services often charge a high price.
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A:Solved: seagate external hard drive

Formatting the drive will not resolve this.

What is the exact model of Seagate drive you have?
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A:Seagate 1TB external hard drive not detected

Maybe ?

I have had about 15 Externals in my time, every problem i had was the same one, the circuitboard came away from the hard drive, all i did was unscrewed the whol thing pushed it all back together tightly

Dont know if this will help with your problem....

also try to run chkdsk - Windows XP -win 7

Good luck
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instructions unless I understand why they are there.

Can anyone please advise me ?

A:Seagate not recognising External Hard Drive

Sorry this is not a reply but further info to request for help. I have found the following on Seagate Tools Menus plus a long list of items which I will not quote unless requested to do so.

Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. The system cannot find the file specified.
Under details
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

Should I invoke JIT debug ?
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A:External Seagate hard drive not seen by computer

As this external drive won't show up on any other PC the circuitry in the box has probably developed a fault.

For about 10 you can by a USB Hard Drive Adapter, see Ebay. Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and connect it to the USB adapter and it should then function as long as the fault is not on the drive itself.
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A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?
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A:External Hard drive malfunction - Seagate 3TB

What type of file were you trying to open that got the error message?

What extension did it have?

Were you able to open other files with the same extension at the time you first got that error message---or did you get the error ONLY for that one file?

Were you ever able to open this particular file or files with a similar extension on this external drive?

I'd be surprised if a re-format is necessary, but I guess you've already done that.
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A:Seagate FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive

I am using Windows Vista and a Compaq Presario V6000.
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A:Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

Right click on Recycle icon and scroll to Empty Bin.
Perhaps you weren't clicking Apply.

Mine is grayed out because it is empty.
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A:Seagate external hard drive problem

I just download a recovery Seagate tool;

Installed it and did a run on the program.

2 Images with links are posted below:


When the hard drive is, well was, working fine, when the driver is locked, it only shows the lockngo.exe.

But ofcourse, this locking program is so damn good that it even hides my "Xuquan" folder that contains like 170GB worth of data which only shows via the lockngo.exe program.

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guys, when i install my seagate external harddrive softwar - "installseagatemanager.exe", i always fail.
i just don't get why this happens..

the error messages that i get :
error 1935. error occurred during the installation of assembly component {04B9F3B6-9645-7658-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E} HRESULT: 0x80073712

then after it cancels the installation, i get another error:
error: -1603 fatal error during installation
consult windows installer help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information

could anybody help me to solve this?
why, and what should i do?
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Hi guys,

I've had this 3TB hard drive for about 6 months with no problems.

However, for some reason my computer cannot recognise it any more.

It doesn't come up in My Computer, but it comes up in device manager ( see pic 1) and in disk management (see pic 2)

Alarmingly, I can't even assign a letter or do anything but delete the volume (see pic 3)

I can't find the driver cd to install it but I didn't think this would be a problem as I installed it anyway through the computer. I've searched for about 2 days on this forums and others and still can't find a solution. I hope I can find one here

oh and i forgot to mention, i tried the hard drive on two different computers and it had the same problem there as well.

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By piraxtiri at 2012-02-24
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By piraxtiri at 2012-02-24
By piraxtiri at 2012-02-24

A:My Computer cannot detect my Seagate external hard drive 3TB


Your images still dont show - can you repost them using the little paperclip icon?

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A:Seagate 1.5TB External hard drive constantly clicking

People have apparently fixed it by using better USB cables, a powered USB hub, updating the drive's firmware, or the method above.

My guess is that the enclosure has poorly soldered connections or there's a short occurring. Poor soldering on the connector/board could explain why changing the USB cable, powered USB hub, or changing the positioning of the connectors/board seems to work for some people.

Normally this clicking would be attributed to a failing drive, but this appears to be a case of poor design/quality with the enclosure.

You could also just shove the drive into another USB enclosure and trash the Seagate garbage.
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If both TestDisk and Easeus have failed then you may be out of luck. If the data is truly important then sometimes its best to seek assistance from a data recovery firm as sometimes accessing the drive only makes it worse. You could try one of these for that:

When a drive fails sometimes data recovery is not possibly at all or only through data recovery companies.

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Hello @jerryemery, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the USB port issue, and wanted to assist you! Try reviewing the following resource, and let me know if it helps:USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows 8.1/10(Not an HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!
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Look in disk management and see what it says there (Do not format)
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Welcome to TSG:
Those HP Pavillion Slimline's are nice.
Have you tried going into safe mode and see if you can highlight it and select properties?
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Using normal Windows to restore from your backup.
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Most members find it difficult to read this broken English (actually so do I)
ie Instead of saying:

i need ur help
no 1s replyingClick to expand...

Instead write: I need your help. No one is replying

I note that your entire original post has been written poorly this way; and as we are not presently SMSing on a mobile phone! It would be far better (for you) to write clearly, if you need clear support.
ie I could just as easily write back: "Get S.Tools 'n chk; o ty Im dve 2 comp bck, u no."
Well, no doubt any support member can eventually work out what I mean (possibly even you) but I look at posts like these, and I think, why bother! You don't have the time to write correctly, and I don't have the time to reply (except to help you to post correctly, it would seem)

By the way, bumping your thread only after 5hrs is not correct to the board's guidelines. Try to be more patient. Or better yet re-write (via using Edit) your post.

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Did you try SeaTools for DOS ?
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Hello and welcome Brian mate there is a dump showing a problem with your graphics and the suggested fix is to uninstall the Catalyst Control Centre and install only the device driver ie the GPU you have

You can run '.symfix; .reload' to try to fix the symbol path and load symbols.
FAULTING_MODULE: fffff8000360f000 nt
fffff880`07914c9c 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h
ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17336 (debuggers(dbg).150226-1500) amd64fre
fffff880`05fe2888 fffff880`07c99134 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`03d61010 fffff880`07914c9c 00000000`00000000 : nt+0x735c0
fffff880`05fe2890 00000000`00000116 : fffffa80`03d61010 fffff880`07914c9c 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 : dxgkrnl+0x5d134
fffff880`05fe2898 fffffa80`03d61010 : fffff880`07914c9c 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : 0x116
fffff880`05fe28a0 fffff880`07914c9c : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xfffffa80`03d61010
fffff880`05fe28a8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff880`07c98e3e : atikmpag+0xcc9c

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SYMBOL_NAME: atikmpag+cc9c
MODULE_NAME: atikmpag
IMAGE_NAME: atikmpag.sys
FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:wrong_symbols
FAILURE_ID_HASH: {70b057e8-2462-896f-28e7-ac72d4d365f8}
Followup: MachineOwner
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It is likely formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled), HFS+. Windows can't natively read that.

"I try to take the files out that I put on a windows 7 PC" is a confusing statement. If you want to read the files on the drive from 7, you can't without a 3rd party tool. If you are just wanting to put stuff on there from the PC and don't care about the Mac backup, then just format the drive. Do that through Disk Management in the Admin Tools control panel.
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It detects in Windows xp on the same computer (dual boot).
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I've attached a screenshot of the two:

Screenshot in xp:

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Assign a drive letter to it - in disk management you right click it and select assign drive letter - not sure with what your using. If if that doesnt work put up your system specs in detail and a screen shot of disk management.
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Just a thought (or 2):
Try using a different USB port.
Try jiggling the USB in the socket (gently).
Try a different USB cable.
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Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums, Sactyr.
A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
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Only a partition from which one boots needs to be active and going by this dictum there is absolutely no need for a partition on an external drive to be active. Though an active partition on an external drive should not matter it is always safe to have only the booting Partition as active.

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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

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wating asap for your answer
thanks in advance

A:raw external hard disk

Firstly, I would not have the external drive attached when doing updates. 
That being said I would download Testdisk for Windows and unzip the file to a folder on your desktop. Run Testdisk and do a QuickSearch. After a QuickSearch does it detect both partitions on the external drive? Highlight the RAW partition and press the "P" key. Do you see your files on the RAW partition? 
Windows  This is the file to download
If doing a QuickSearch does not detect both partitions then do a deeper Search. 
Do you have enough space on your internal drive to copy the files from the RAW partition?
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