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Seagate Hard Drive Problems!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by smashisleet, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. smashisleet

    smashisleet Thread Starter

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    I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go, external hard drive and it looks just like this.

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    It has over 200GB of artwork I need for my work and it isn't working on any of my 8 computers in the office.

    When I plug it in (USB) it says "Device driver was not installed successfully, device unplugged"

    Would this be the usb cord? or would this be something wrong with the hard drive itself?

    Don't know exactly what you need, but here are the numbers on it.

    The PN: 9KW2AL-502 1 TB

    The SN: 2GE925LH
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Could be a cable or drive issue. As it doesn't appear that it's being recognized or installed properly, it could simply be a faulty enclosure. In which case you could remove the drive from the enclosure (*will VOID your warranty*) and connect it internally, via a USB adapter, or with another enclosure.

    And you should have a BACKUP copy of all data that you don't want to lose. If it's important, more than one copy. Live and learn.
     
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