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USB External Hard Drive Not Detected

  1. #1


    Trent_australia Guest

    USB External Hard Drive Not Detected

    Hi,

    Now I have tried all sorts of things. I have a Seagate Freeagent Desktop USB
    drive, It has been working fine I plug it in when I need it no problem the
    drive comes up. Now when I plug it in windows vista does not even find it. No
    new usb device nothing. I have been through everything in vista, device
    manager, drive manager, everything. So I tried it on my laptop also running
    vista, not a problem found the drive and loaded. So i went back to my tower
    and nothing. Can someone tell me what is wrong? I only have 1 other usb
    device plug in, and that is my wireless keyboard and mouse. I have tried all
    the usb ports also. I am using Vista Home Premium, the machine is brand new
    (only a week old) so i haven't even changed any default setting or installed
    anything. Can someone help me?????

    Thanks

    Trent

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  2. #2


    Trent_australia Guest

    RE: USB External Hard Drive Not Detected



    "Trent_australia" wrote:
    Hi,

    Now I have tried all sorts of things. I have a Seagate Freeagent Desktop USB
    drive, It has been working fine I plug it in when I need it no problem the
    drive comes up. Now when I plug it in windows vista does not even find it. No
    new usb device, nothing. I have been through everything in vista, device
    manager, drive manager, everything. So I tried it on my laptop also running
    vista, not a problem found the drive and loaded. So i went back to my tower
    and nothing. Can someone tell me what is wrong? I only have 1 other usb
    device pluged in, and that is my wireless keyboard and mouse. I have tried
    all
    the usb ports also. I am using Vista Home Premium, the machine is brand new
    (only a week old) so i haven't even changed any default setting or installed
    anything. Can someone help me?????

    Thanks
    Trent

    UPDATE -
    I thought of some more information which may help solve my issue. When I
    first got my new machine the drive worked fine. After a couple of days when I
    would plug the drive in, nothing would come up. Now a friend of mine brought
    his USB HDD over (different brand) and it worked fine. plugged it in, Vista
    detected it no drama. WHAT IS WRONG???????

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  3. #3


    JohnBallinger Guest

    Re: USB External Hard Drive Not Detected


    Have you resolved the problem with the Seagate FreeAgent USB external
    drives being recognized by Vista?
    I have exactly the same problem.
    John


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