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Problems with Seagate Free Agent Go 500GB drive and Windows 7

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  1. Krayonn

    Krayonn Thread Starter

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    I have been having on going problems with a Seagate Free Agent go 500 GB external USB drive and pretty much any computer that it is attached to. This is the second drive that I have had after having the first one replaced I seem to be having the same or similar problems. Basically the drive was working fine and then it basically over night everything went wrong. When hooked up I cannot operate any software, remove the drive, check disk management or reboot the system. I cannot boot the system with the drive attached, it stalls. I cannot even safely remove the drive without forcing the computer to shut down with the power button, as soon as the drive is no longer attached all programs immediately respond like nothing ever happened. I have seen similar situations described on several different boards but no one seems to have any solutions. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Try a USB "Y" splitter where you pull the power for the drive off two USB ports rather than one and see if the problem continues.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Do you leave this external drive ON all of the time?
     
  4. Krayonn

    Krayonn Thread Starter

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    I have tries the "Y" splitter and a powered USB hub, did not work. Thanks though. The drive was not on all the time but would only power off when the computer was shut down in the evening. I was able to check the power setting when I hooked the drive up to a computer running Windows XP is was scheduled to hibernate after 5 minutes of inactivity. I was able to change that to 5 hours and also adjust whether or not the LED light was on or off. But I still cannot access the data on the XP machines it tells me that some of the data file or corrupt or inaccessible. Still cannot to a [email protected]$n thing with it on the Windows 7 machine, no software will run when it is hooked up.
     
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