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Old 08-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC won't pick up my external hard drive

I have a Seagate Freeagent Go external hard drive (250g) that I have never had problems with and has never been dropped, etc. as far as I know. Suddenly my pc won't read it at all. When I plug it in to the USB nothing happens at all (no lights, no sounds, etc.) I tested the USB port and it works fine. I also tried the EHD on two other computers, a pc and a mac, both of which picked it up like normal. So what's the problem with this pc?

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Did you try a different USB port on your computer? Might not be giving it enough power.

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Well, I thought I had, but apparently that was the trick! Now I feel kinda dumb. It's working...Thanks a bunch!
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