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Solved: Document transfer from old Seagate ST3283A

Question: Solved: Document transfer from old Seagate ST3283A

I need to transfer documents from an older Seagate ST3283A HD (246MB) that has a Windows 3.1 OS on it. I've tried to use a converter to make the HD an external HD and via USB to connect to my computer (Pentium 4, WinXP) to transfer.

After hooking up via the internal/external HD converter Device Manager "sees it" but I can't visualize nor access the drive via My Computer. I then tried hooking it to my ribbon cable after removing my HD and initially I thought it would work since the Windows 3.1 Intro screen flashed up very acceptably. However, after Windows 3.1 finally loaded all the graphic content was pushed to the top and I can't "see what I need to see". I tried to fool around with a jumper connector but no luck so far. I could always call Seagate I guess?

I assume its a video card thing that has my modern computer all confused????.....

I had a slight scare when I put my HD back in and my WinXP would not load saying there was a missing or corrupted system32 file. I about fainted but then I put my WinXP CD in and did a "repair" and that seemed to work.

So, any other ideas how to eithe dumb down my monitor/processor to accept the older HD or preferably try something else via USB. I only need to get a few Word (Winword) documents from the older HD!!!!



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Preferred Solution: Solved: Document transfer from old Seagate ST3283A

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Answer: Solved: Document transfer from old Seagate ST3283A

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I've had a 2TB Expansion Desktop Drive (STBV2000300 or "Regulatory Model: SRD00F2") which runs on UBS 3.0 and is backwards compatable with USB2.0. My 1.5-2 year old Samsung Notebook Series 3 (NP350E5C-A02AU) Which has 2 USB3.0 Slots and 2 USB2.0 Slots.

From various "Accidents" with mice plugged into the USB2.0 Slots they are pretty wrecked but still go if set in a particular position. The USB3.0 slots ran at a fair speed up until about 2 months ago, I cannot think of any changes to my PC or Ext HDD that may have caused an issue. The USB3.0 slots work fine and do indeed run at a good speed (not sure what exactly USB3.0 should run at when set up like that) But it's usually up around 155+ MB/s. When transfering from my PC it's usually between 1.6 - 16MB/s.

I can confirm it is not the drives fault for this. It runs fine on 5 of my friends computers. All moving the same 5GB file both from and too the drive all getting a high speed transfer (Not sure of the speeds off the top of my head though, definately higher than 16MB/s)

I have reinstalled drivers for USB3.0 and updated everthing I can link logically and illogically to the USB3.0 ports in an effort to get everything working normal again.

I also have not tinkered with any of the settings on the drive from when I first got it but for all I know something may have been modified. I can provide any info on that if it could help anyone.

Thanks for your time


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I have a seagate back up plus portable device. When I try to send files, the message " You need permission to perform this action" comes repeatedly. What to do?

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I have searched long and hard and need help please.

I have a P4 2.8 CPU with 512 DDR400 Ram and WinXP Pro installed. My hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 120GB (Ultra) ATA. I have replaced cable to manufacturer's spec Ultra ATA cable, black interface used for master and jumper on Cable Select. I do not use the slave on this cable. I have checked BIOS and auto detected drive again. All seems fine here.

I have tested transfer rate on this drive with HD tach and HD Tune and get around 2.8 MB/sec. I experience very slow boot up and PC in general is very slow to start and execute programs.

I have removed all spyware and other threats with no effect.

Answer:Hard Drive transfer rate very slow (Seagate Barracuda 120GB)

Make sure you have hard disk DMA enabled in BIOS and see if Windows is using it.

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.

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Hi all.

The other day whilst in the throws of fixing another unrelated problem I came across a strange and annoying Word Document problem.

When I bought this word document up it present a very unusual icon. It was grayed out and part of the title contained a ~$ then the name of the document.

When I tried to open it, the word document only opened up to the gray page just before it should turn white displaying the text, and there it froze.

Nothing worked after that! The freeze was so bad that the only way to close the window was to turn the computer off at the tower.

After rebooting I tried it again 2 more times with the same problem freeze occurring in the Word document.

Today I again found another document that caused the same problem, this time the icon for that document was normal but right beside this icon was another malformed grayed out ~$(name) icon.

When I tried to open either of the 2 icons I got the same freezing up problem, just as before.

I tried a previously suggested step in that I opened "Word" and from there navigated to where the bad files were located.

In turn I only hi-lighted each, and at the bottom of that window clicked on the arrow for the drop down box.

I was advised that one of the presented options was to repair the file. No such option was present.

So there you have it. Any advice on this problem please?


Answer:[SOLVED] Word document freezes computer and document is corrupted

Hi all.

Just to advise that I am going to mark this topic as a fashion so to speak.
I may resurrect it at a later stage if the problem re-presents it's self.

In a nut shell. I spent a lot of time today searching sites and performing tests including searches on my computer program.

I ascertained that all the aforementioned "defective " Word documents originated in the same folder. After performing several search functions with the criteria as ~$.doc no other such files were found on my computer, other that the already mentioned.

All tests suggested would not repair the said documents.

I have now deleted the offenders and I will monitor the situation. If I run into problems again I will re-post.

Thanks anyway.

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My machine won't boot up unless I disconnect all of the Hard Drives. I still have my two SSD's (RAID 1) that have Windows 7 Professional installed still running fine.

I had one hard drive ST4000NM0023 (4TB) fail (had four of them), and so I replaced two of them with ST10000NM0096 (10TB) drives.

I had software backing up the failed drive, which was my D: (Documents & Program Files) drive. The backup drive F: (D Backup) has now been renamed my D: Drive, and I transferred all of it's files to a new F: backup drive.

I had to copy & paste everything from one folder over to another one of the same name because Windows 7 had automatically installed new folders with the proper icons on them (as per attached image). I had two of "My Pictures", "My Documents", etc.., with one having an icon and one not.

It seems like I had to move my files to the new folders or else my other programs couldn't seem to find the files they needed even though the the folders had the same name, minus the icon.

Copying files from folder to folder was very time consuming, and used all of the systems memory. I would successfully reboot the system after each successful transfer so I could restore the RAM back to 64GB.

I left the largest folder "My Documents" till last. After I successfully transferred the files in this folder over to the new "My Documents" folder with the icon on it, I tried rebooting the system and it would not work. I ... Read more

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I'm trying to move a document from my laptop to my desktop via my home network. But lately, I'm getting a window that asks for my account name and password to perform this transfer. It didn't before. I did switch routers recently, though. Still, I'm entering the password for my account name correctly, I think, but the password isn't accepted. How do I fix this problem? Is there a laptop networking setting that lets me bypass this step? I don't get the same window when I move documents from my desktop to the laptop. Thanks.

Answer:Credentials required to transfer document over network

How are you entering your account name and password? Are you using a Microsoft account on either computer (or both?), are you using your Microsoft account email as the username? What is the name of the folder you are in when you open a command prompt? That is the real "username" of your account.

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I'm trying to move a document from my laptop to my desktop via my home network. But lately, I'm getting a window that asks for my account name and password to perform this transfer. It didn't before. I did switch routers recently, though. Still, I'm entering the password for my account name correctly, I think, but the password isn't accepted. How do I fix this problem? Is there a laptop networking setting that lets me bypass this step? I don't get the same window when I move documents from my desktop to the laptop. Thanks.

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Is there way to transfer a document's material to an email and keep the formatting? I have graphics laid out in the word document and I can't figure out a way to keep the correct images & layout and transfer it to email. Is there another program I should be using? I need the shapes and graphics (some of which serve as hyperlinks) for the email, which is an electronic flyer.

Answer:Transfer from Word document 2010 to E-mail

I'd save the document as a PDF which would retain all formatting etc, and attach it to an e-mail. You can have embedded hyperlinks in it to still make it active linked to websites etc.

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hi everyone
First i am wishing you all a very happy new year to all of you.
please i need your help
Today i received my Seagate SSHD hard disk model: ST2000DX001.
it is working fine,but i can't use any software from Seagate website,the software are:
-Sea tools for windows:when i use the software,the software doesn't see my hard disk it can only see (Generic USB SD READER)
-download finder software:again doesn't recognize the hard disk
-Seagate/Maxtor serial number locator,again doesn't see my hard disk
-Drive detect utilitydisk drive section) i can see ST2000DX001-1CM164 SCSI disk device
i already installed windows OS,with all the windows updates,internet security,utilities softwares
-Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk.
The softwares i have for degragmentation:
-iolo system mechanics
-Glarys utilities
-Ashampoo win optimizer
i use the defragmentation software one at a times.(please reply to this question as well)
I hope to hear from you very soon
My kindest regards

Answer:seagate SSHD(hard disk)doesn't recognized any software from seagate website

Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk. The softwares i have for degragmentation: -iolo system mechanics -Glarys utilities -Ashampoo win optimizer
Yes you can but none of those products offer a decent defragging method and defragging is not really required that much either.

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, Iam having trouble opening my Windows Live Mail 2012 emails that I transferred to my folders in the Document section (not the folders within the e-mail categories i.e. Inbox, Outbox, Trash etc.) when I had Windows 7.
I also cannot drag Windows 10 received e-mails to opened folders in the taskbar - the not permitted symbol appears. This I could do in Windows 7.
When I click on to WLM 2012, it starts to open but the engaged symbol revolves and revolves, and gets stuck. This happens despite choosing WLM as my default app.
Has anyone had this trouble?

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Hi, trying to reformat a laptop and a re-install Windows XP. Getting the "unable to delete extended partitions while logical drives exist" message in Fdisk, but all logical drives have been erased.I don't know what make of HDD the laptop has, but am I safe to use the Seagate Disk Wizard Starter Edition to erase/zerofill the drive ready for XP to go back on?Thanks.

Answer:Using Seagate Starter Disc on Non-Seagate drive,

Might not be a good idea, as all it does is little more than FDISK or Windows XP Setup. Yes, Windows XP Setup. Simply pop the CD in the drive, restart the laptop (to boot from the CD) and it will give you a screen allowing you to choose your partitions and filing systems. For safety, use NTFS file systems.When you press the Continue key (F9 I think), it will then re-partition and format your drives for you!Howzat?

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Answer:What Makes Seagate So Quite? Any Differences Between Seagate And Other HDDs?

from seagate's website:


The SoftSonic motor is a new, engineering breakthrough feature of Seagate's sound barrier technology (SBT). Using industry-standard tests, the Barracuda ATA IV one-disc model emits only 2.0 bels while spinning and 2.4 bels while seeking; the human ear can't hear sounds below 2.5 bels. Seagate's SBT also reduces noise using specialized seek algorithms, SeaShield. top cover and internal dampers, resonance reduction, spin commutation and other mechanical and materials design optimizations.

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Question: Solved: Seagate

Can anyone tell me if Seagate is a good brand to purchase?

Answer:Solved: Seagate

Yeah there a very food brand and most drives are backed by a 5 year warrenty which I have never needed to use as they don't fail that often from what I have had.

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Question: Solved: Seagate

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB

I have a Win 7 Pro on One, a laptop with Win 7 Home and a Apple ipad.
I used the laptop with 80GBs HD. and a second Drive of I TB from Seagate.

I used a Gear-Head self-powered hub with 7 Ports, daisy-chained another hub with 4
Ports with a total of 10 ports.

How do I make a D: Drive for laptop?

Answer:Solved: Seagate

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Ok im trying to decide on which hard dive to go with and was wondering which one was faster seagate or maxtor? A question i have is how do you tell which one is faster by the seek time? say like i get a maxtor 200 gig with 9.3 seek time is that better than a seagate 160 with a 9.0 seek time

Answer:Solved: Maxtor or Seagate

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Hello, so unfortunately I turned on my computer this morning only to find out my 4TB Seagate HD (internal) must have crashed or got corrupted because I could no longer see it in my computer and when I open it in disk management i get prompted to initialize the drive. I should only get that message if it was a brand new, barebone drive (which its not as i've had it for several months now). Obviously I am left with two options - either initialize it as MBR or GPT and since its 4TB I chosed GPT.

Now the most puzzling thing is that in disk management it shows it having 1.6 TB free space; even though I created it as one partition and assigned it a different drive letter. My guess is that possibly the other 2 TB was my old data but I can't view it in disk management. I've gone through reformatting the drive and even went through the route of diskpart in cmd ... (which also shows it as 1.6 TB).

Is it possible that it is holding my old data hostage ? And if so how would I go about completely clearing out the hard drive? Just to note I ran a disk check and surprisingly came up with no bad sectors or errors... any feedback is appreciated as I am pretty lost on this one. Also a similar issue happened a few months prior with all the data on the drive being wiped one morning I booted up but it retained the drive format / letter. I also did a disk check after that incident with no issues since then.

Answer:Solved: Corrupt 4TB Seagate HD?

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Lately I have been looking 'round for a new hard disk drive (HDD) for work, and Seeing as I require a fair bit of space, I did some research on the higher capacity HDDs and have decided to go with a Seagate Barracuda ES series HDD.

Product Page: Seagate Barracuda ES Hard Drives

Basically, I have to decide between the 500GB (ST3500630NS) and the 750GB (ST3750640NS) drives. The main consideration that I have had is the fact that a 750GB drive will cause a greater loss in data - as opposed to a 500GB HDD - if I'm not prepared when the drive dies.

- What is a HDDs average life span?
- Is it obvious when a HDD is nearing its life's end?

So, can anyone please assist me in finalising this decision? Any help is much appreciated.


Answer:Solved: Seagate HDD Decision

A hard disk can die within 10 minutes of installing it or is can run for years. Many times you'll get S.M.A.R.T. errors if your system monitors them. OTOH, a disk can also fail without any warning. FWIW, I've personally seen both scenarios here. If you're talking about one hard disk and your data, does the average lifespan have any real meaning? Regardless of the "average" reliability, there is one universal truth:

Remember: Data you don't have at least two copies of is data you don't care about.

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found a box in dads (deceased) garage with a brand new seagate st31275a 3.5 1275mb hard drive, still in the box from 1997. i know it's old, but can it be used for anything? external hard drive? old computer?

Answer:Solved: seagate st31275a

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My tape backup finally gave up the ghost and I decided to put in a hard disk for backup which is fast, cheaper and more reliable. It's an older Gateway that I had Win 98 on and installed XP home ed. on. It's got a western digital drive in it and I just purchased a Seagate ST340014A IDE to mount for my backups. I was surprised to find that slave must have been removed from politically correct language because with the jumpers I can set it as Master, Cable select, or limit the drive to 36GB. No jumper combination for slave is even mentioned. Iv'e been at this for 5 hours now and figure it's time for my bowing to the team for the right answer. Never been let down yet! I started selecting Cable select because I really don't know when you use this and it was the farthest from master and limiting size whitch I do understand. That caused the computer to come up with NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND error. I removed my WD and set the Seagate to master and installed XP again on this drive. Went back to older setting and same message. Booted from install disk and went into Bios and it showed both drives. I have boot set up as first CD then Zip then hard disk. My understanding was if it didn't find what was required to boot on first HD it would auto to 2nd and use that if necessary. Still no go. Strangely when I went to install disk for Repair instead of Install my drives had been renamed and the was no D: drive. My zip was now C: my WD drive was D: and no other H... Read more

Answer:Solved: Seagate can't get to be a slave.

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After a disastrous session where a company took control of
my laptop, I now feel the need to erase everything on my portable Seagate FreeAgent Go drive in order to start over with a clean slate. The erase method suggested in the manual is only to be used if your drive locks up on you. Can anyone tell me how to clean the drive and start over. Thanks for any help you can give.

Answer:Solved: Seagate FreeAgent Go

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Hi guys,

I got a 2 TB seagate hdd, bought about half a year ago.
Sometimes when browsing the web using firefox and using utorrent it emits a short loud beep and everythings seems to freeze for a split second (?) I'm guessing this is due to a lot of write actions.
I'm guessing it's either the hdd itself that's making the sound or my motherboard.

Crystaldiskinfo shows everything's fine.
However, should I be worried?

Thanks for any advice!

Answer:Solved: Seagate HDD beeps every now and then (?)

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Somehow I have created shortcuts to files on my Seagate hard drive, these are files that are already in the library

i am running XP


Answer:Solved: Seagate Black 500

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So, have one of these Seagate NAS devices
2 x 2TB harddrives ( RAID 1 )
also has a hotswappable sata drive I can insert to do "one touch backups" from the RAID to this drive
there is also a USB 3.0 drive that can be used

is there anyway to get on this device and copy the data from one drive to the other faster than doing it from
web interface or through windows / share
the copy process NEVER exceeds 10MB/s which is rather pathetic since the hard drives are physically installed on same device
must be a better way to copy from drive to drive tthan going through a computer / and networking ?

anyone have any ideas or suggestions
seems pointless to have a back up NAS solution that is slower than dirt
why have sata plug in or USB3.0 if it can only get upto 10MB/sec


Answer:Solved: Seagate NAS device

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems tha... Read more

Answer:Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

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My External HD has failed and I suspect the output point to the USB . How do I get the lid off the HD to see if there is a broken connection? , I can't see any catches or screws . Do I just force it off ??

Answer:Solved: Dismantling Seagate External DH

Which exact Seagate external drive do you have? Each model or series is a bit different. There should be a label or model number on it.

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I have an HP Pavilion a810n desktop PC running Win XP Home SP2. I recently purchased a Seagate 160GB external USB hard drive. Setup went fine and Windows recognizes the drive with no problem. I realized there was a problem the first time I powered the PC off. When I powered on, the PC hangs at the blue HP screen. Turning the power off and disconnecting the USB cable from the PC corrects the problem. After Windows boots up, I can plug the Seagate drive in and all is fine. The problem is two fold. First of all, it's very inconvenient to have to disconnect the drive each time I reboot. More importantly, I want to use the external drive for backups, so I need the drive to be seen at bootup in case I can't get to Windows.

I did some searching on the net and found the following post from another user having the same problem. Here is the relevant text of his post.

--begin quoted text

Ok, now the serious flaw. I have a 160 gig Seagate external USB hard drive. HP a810n computers will not boot with this and I expect, other USB hard drives attached. It locks up at the blue bios screen with the drive access lights on solid on both the HP a810n and the USB hard drive. The same USB drive works fine with 5 other computers I tried, but not with my a810n, or another a810n I tried.
After 3 weeks of working with HP support, they admit it is a bios problem and
promise to fix it within the next week. I hope they do.

--end quoted text

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Answer:Solved: Seagate Ext HDD - PC now hangs on boot

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I've used DiscWizard to generate an image of my 40GB HDD onto my MaxtorOne-Touch III Mini USB drive. I now want to transfer that image to a new 80 GB Seagate HDD. I've loaded Win 2K onto the new drive. Problem I have is that the "bootable" disc generated by DiscWizard doesn't boot-in fact if I browse the first disc generated there are no files on it, this despite the DW report that it had been successfully generated. I have now made a second "bootable" disc which has on it:
1 Folder-Recovery Program
In that folder:
bootmenu, bootwiz.sys. f11.cfg, kernel, mouse, ramdisk,
It does not boot.Net result of this is that I have an image I can't copy to the new HDD.
Anyone have any ideas, I've searched the knowledge base on the Seagate DiscWizard site.

Answer:Solved: Problem using Seagate DisWizard

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I have a %title% hdd in my comp, and according to several reviews seagate has configured it to have a default 1.5gb/sec jumper.

1. How do I check what I have?
2. How do I change to 3gb/sec?


Answer:Solved: Seagate Barracuda 1TB jumper

Take off a jumper from a place like this, if there is a jumper:
Quote: Large and fast. The first thing you have to know is the drive comes limited to 1.5 Gbits per second. By removing the jumper you allow the drive to auto-negotiate up to 3.0 Gbits per second. Google Seagate's manual ""100452348b.pdf"" and cruise to the top of page 20. All is explained in the PDF. Pull the jumper and NOW you have some serious speed !!!

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I'm going to buy a 250gb external drive this week to back up my hard drive. I'm using my bestbuy card, and seagate and western digital are the brands they carry.

I tried to find customer reviews on the web of the two manufacturers and couldn't really find a consensus on which is more reliable and less prone to malfunction. I would appreciate any input some of you experts have had with these two drives.

Answer:Solved: seagate vs western digital

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TigerDirect offered a 3.5 inch Seagate 250GB hard drive and an ULTRA USB enclosure at a pretty good price, and I bought them to make an external hard drive. The Seagate drive came with absolutely nothing but the static-resistant envelope. The Ultra enclosure came with a 'User Manual' that added up to 'open the box, put in the drive, close the box'. There were some drawings of the enclosure, but none that showed any connections or cables. The manual said nothing at all about jumper settings or how to connect the cables. I e-mailed the Ultra 'support' and asked for additional information.
The response was "Unforunately thats al the instruction s that we have.- Miguel"(sic).
At Seagate, I was told:
"The use of Third Party Enclosure's with Seagate drives can be problematic. The Seagate Technical Support staff has noted that configuring an internal hard drive for "single-master" results in a better chance of it working in a third party drive enclosure but that there are other issues.
Due to special requirements and characteristics of these enclosures Seagate is not able to assist in troubleshooting issues with these devices, for troubleshooting in this special environment contacting the enclosure manufacturer is recommended."
TigerDirect says technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
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Answer:Solved: Seagate HDD in ULTRA enclosure

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I looked at this unit and it appears to me that it would be ideal for my laptop. I need about 120gb for backup of my C & D drives. I'm not sure if this unit is the best and find no place to compare it to other comparable products on the market.

If anyone has used this product I would ask your opinion of its performance and one other question. How long does it take for the first download of all files.


Answer:Solved: Seagate Replica 250gb

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Hey all,

I'm having trouble getting my laptop to properly recognize a Seagate ST332062 as external HD.

I have the HD installed in a Thermaltake enclosure and connected the SATA connectors, I'm using the external USB port on the enclosure and connecting it to one of my USB's on my laptop.

Laptop is XP, service pack 3.

Under Device Manager, I can see the unit listed as Disk drives -> ST332062 OAS USB Drive.

It is also recognized under the Safely Remove Hardware console as a USB Mass Storage Device.

However my system won't acknowledge the drive. I've tried browsing to it using different drive designations i.e. e:/ to no avail.

Anyone ever run into this with an external drive ??


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I have just scanned a hitachi hard drive with seagate seatools because the hitachi tools would not run.
The test results showed a very large no. of bad sectors.
Does anyone know if this will be a reliable reading even though it is not a seagate drive

Answer:Solved: Hitachi hd & seagate seatools

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Folks I am at my wits end with the 2nd seagate 120 gigabyte HDD I have had today.

I want this drive to be my system drive and my 80 gig WD to be the slave. The first drive had a clicking sound in it, brand new and the click of death. I took it back and got it replaced.

The second drive is seen by windows, smart status is fantastic, and it passes seagates diagnostics. I have done quite a few things to try to keep this post from happening. I tried copying the drive with seagates disk wizard, shutting down and switching the seagate to master and the WD to slave. I have tried setting both drives to cable select. I have switched cables thinking maybe I have a bad cable. Nothing.

I have even tried unplugging the WD and installing windows on the seagate. The installation starts and goes to the first boot sequence where windows would actually be installed. Instead of windows being installed the whole process starts over even though I have boot from CD as the third option in the bios. I have tried removing the CD to try to get it to boot and ask for it. I get an invalid boot and it asks for the freaking windows disk.

This is a never ending cycle. I can store files on the disk when the WD is the system disk. The drive is fast but it just is in a hating mood.

I think I have covered what I have tried, but I have tried so many things I might have left something out. Man, I think the drive just hates me. Any ideas? I might have overlooked the obvious. I wouldn't doubt it becau... Read more

Answer:Solved: Trouble with a seagate, I am lost.

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I have a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard, running Windows 7 home 64bit, With a WD sata drive as the boot drive. I installed a Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA drive for backup/storage. The problem is that the large backup drive is not seen in "computer". It is seen in device manager as well as in disc management under admin. tools, but only as a partitioned drive between approx. 2 TB and 1TB unallocated. There is no drive letter assigned to this drive under Disc management. Two questions, one, how do I get the 3TB backup drive to be recognized from "computer"? and two, can I format the 3TB drive to only have the one 3TB partition? Thanks so much in advance for all you guys do to help numbnuts like me! Any response is well appreciated!

Answer:Solved: Seagate 3TB SATA drive not seen

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Hi Everyone,

I have just found a solution to the problem I was having and thought I would share it in case it helps anyone else.

I bought a Seagate Freeagent Desk 1TB about a year ago and it has worked fine until recently. Now when I plug it in it takes about 3 or 4 minutes for it to register on the computer, and autoplay pops up. When I started copying things to or from the drive, it worked for about 1 minute and then froze. Canceling the operation caused a crash on the system and when it had recovered, the drive was no longer accessible. I ran checkdisk which failed after a minute and the same problem - mini crash and drive no longer accessible. When I unplug the drive and plug back in, the drive is recognised once again. In short, anything you do works for 1 minute and then fails.

Eventually, i decided to open it up and remove the actual hard drive from the casing. I connected it to a desktop pc, and it simply would not boot up with the drive in. I had to disable smart check first and then cancel checkdisk when it started. Once I got booted into windows, the drive was visible but would disappear after a minute of activity. I tried recovery software which also failed after 1 minute. Finally, I have just succeeded copying everything off it by removing the hard drive from its casing along with circuitry which plugs into the back of the actual HD, acting as a usb port converter. I put the hard drive on a laptop cooling tray whilst making sure none of the circuitry came int... Read more

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I got my self a used seagate ST340825 40 gig HD and it is not showing up as a drive yet my system device manager is showing it in it's menu . My question is how am I supposed to get this device to show up so it can be formated and my old drive cloned on to it it?

Answer:Solved: Seagate ST340825 install

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Diagnostic Tool.Ok, HDD got winxp installed fine, but I always like to check the HDD when there new so I downloaded the Seagate HDD for my SATA HDD and it will go to 99% only of the Short Diagnostic test boot from floppy.My Motherboard doesn't have SATA II and the HDD is a SATA II but there are no required jumper settings required to knock it back to 150 SataSop because it will not let me test the hdd would you suspect I have a problem with the HDD ?

Answer:Seagate ST380817AS will not test with Seagate

If XP is installed fine and you can read and write to the drive then I wouldn't worry.

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I finally finished backing up all of my key files and upgraded my OS to Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 (from SP2). I had hoped this would enable me to see the full 3 TB of the new Seagate Barricuda SATA drive that I installed this week but Windows can still only see 746.50 GB just like before the upgrade from SP2 to SP3.

I did some digging around the Seagate site and found a video that explained what I needed to do to get the full capacity of the disk recognized via the Disk Wizard software that they provide. The video shows you more or less exactly what you need to do to accomplish this. Unfortunately, the version of the program that I downloaded yesterday, Version 11.0, build 8326, doesn't look very much like the screens shown in the video. I tried very hard to make this (presumably newer) version of the program do what is done in the video but I struck out badly. I simply can't make it see beyond the 746.50 GB that Windows itself can see.

Does anyone here have any idea what I need to do to get the full use of the new drive? I paid a lot of money for this disk capacity and want to get my money's worth if I can.

Answer:Solved: Can't Access Full 3TB of new Seagate drive

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...


Answer:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.

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Hi, and thanks in advance to any help. Today I noticed that my Seagate 250gb harddrive is not showing up under my computer as a disk. This happened after a reboot. It is the only usb device plugged into my computer and my taskbar recognizes it with the safely remove hardware icon. Under. It also shows up in disk management as unallocated with no partition. It has been fussy before but has worked fine for awhile now. Is there anything I can do or have I lost all of my data? Also it was pretty full with just 5% freespace on it before this happened. I know I probably should have backed up this data but now I am nervous because I have important stuff on there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My PC is running very slow, so I am looking to remove unnecessary autostartup items as possible. One candidate is Seagate Disc Wizard Monitor, which appeared after installing and using the wizard. One adviser suggests that the monitor need not be running but that was dependant on circumstances not defined.
Can anyone advise re possible circumstances that would make it advisable NOT to remove the monitor from the autostart list?

Answer:Solved: Seagate Disc Wizard Monitor

You can research your startups Here

I'd say that it's safe to shut it down .. Maybe even uninstall it.

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I have a Dell 630i. I recieved in the mail a CD for a firmware fix for a Seagate Barracuda firmware fix for the 750mb harddrive. Has anyone done this? Has everything gone all right? It is my sons computer and we are not very tech savey. What is the correct method for doing this upgrade? Is there a danger of ruining the drive? If everything seems to be working OK should I ignore the fix? The CD is dated April 20, 2009. Is this the latest update or should I download from the Dell site? Thank you very much for any help to can give a "nervous" parent.

Answer:Solved: Seagate Barracuda SATA HD Firmware Fix

I resolved the issue by calling Dell and thier technician took control by remote connection and updated the frimware. All is good.

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My drive on my old Dell shot craps. I am looking at a Seagate Barracuda ST3120023A 120GB Hard Drive. Has anyone had any eperience with this or the other IDE Barracuda drive? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Want some opionions on Seagate Barracuda drives.

I have had a couple of seagates and have had no problems.
Still running them.
Had a couple of western digital drives that died.
I don't know if they still do,but seagate used to have a
5 year warranty.

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Hello folks ,,,
i h a 30 GB Seagate U Series 5 : ST330621A ...HDD and i want to do a complete LOW LEVEL FORMAT on my HDD.
I tried to get the software for the Seagate website ,,but couldn't find one.... (except for installation n use manual manual ) i think i h few to many bad sectors in ,my HDD.
The main reason beign i hvn't tried this LLFormat n whenever i try to do full format from Win xp CD it gets stuck n doesn't proceed further, so every time i just do quick format wiht NTFS extension, (Windows xp wont write on any bad sectors)
This problem of bad sector started when one friend gave me a pirated Winxp Vista version, that has Vista like features but runs Win xp, now i m using a Genuine Winxp i though what the hell its original n wont give any problemClick to expand...

so i want to wipe everthing out n start from scratch. I h heard of few names like HDD wipe , KillDisk etc.... Can someone suggest me some fine ware which is absolutely 100% safe n easy...( which u urselves h tried out )

i can do basic thing in command prompt,,,,,but every Bootable Ware has its own command,,that i can manage...
Can someone suggest me something ,,,,

Answer:Solved: Low level Format software for Seagate:

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Ive just built a 650 PC for my dad, I installed an SSD and Seagate 7200.12 SATA 3 HDD - Ive used it for a week at my house and its dead silent, ive drove it 350 miles up to scotland to give to my dad and we noticed a noise coming from it. it just seems to be fan noise but because of where it situated its reflecting off walls and audible - anyway, this was the readon I took the side off to check.. when I did I heard the Seagate making funny noises... its as if its in some sort of standby or self optimize mode... no defrag is running at all - it makes this whirr & click every 0.5 seconds and the pitch of the whirr varies slightly - ive ran seat tools and it has passed all tests and seems to operate fine.. but i never noticed it when it was in my house and now the case side is back on I can still just hear it.

can anybody explain what this noise is?

I hope its not broken from the travel up in boot of annoyed about the noise from the system too, worked fine & silent at mine and now can hear fan and the hard-drive is doing its thing too..


Answer:Solved: new Seagate making very quiet noises

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Hi. I'm running XP, SP2. Windows was installed on a 160g Maxtor drive, and I also had a 300g Seagate drive (ST3300620A). I had Norton System Works (2007) with Antivirus and GoBack running. I wanted to run a full system virus scan, so I ran Live Update. After Live Update finished, it advised me to restart the machine. I attempted to restart the machine, and it seemed to hang up, so I hit the "interrupt" button. After that, Windows would not start, not even in safe mode. I reinstalled Windows, and everything seems to run normal, but the Seagate drive does not show up in "My Computer" and I cannot access it in a command window. The device manager sees it and says it is working properly. How can I regain access to it?

Answer:[SOLVED] Seagate 300g drive not recognized

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Can you see it in Disk Management?

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Most of the time when I plug in my seagate external 1tb hard drive, my computer won't find it. The external hard drive turns on and then turns itself off within a few seconds. I assume the hard drive is automatically turning itself off as if it is in sleep mode.

How can I prevent it from going in sleep mode? Will reformatting the hard drive help?

I have access to the hard drive as this problem does not occur everytime but just most of the time.

Answer: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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Googling this question doesn't yield me many answers. I'm in a very particular situation, as well:
On eBuyer, I've been looking to get a 2tb WD Caviar Black hard drive for recording game footage onto. That is about 125 (without shipping costs). However, I could get a 3tb Seagate Barracuda for about 90 - again, without shipping costs applied.

What's the best choice here?


If it makes any difference, the two hard drives already in my machine are WD Caviar Greens.


Answer:Solved: WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda...?

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I've been unable to re-install my Seagate Blackarmor PS110 ext. hard drive. How do I do it?

Answer:Solved: Re-install Seagate Blackarmor PS110

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I had a Maxtor 320gb external drive that has a Seagate 320gb drive inside.
Last night, after having this about 40 days, my pc wouldn't recognize it.
The green light on the outside would blink intermittently but I heard no sounds from the drive.
Upon disassembling the enclosure, I found that the device seemed to get power but the drive just wasn't running.
I took the drive out and plugged it back in just for kicks.
The odd thing: when I plugged in the drive back into the 4 prong power supply cord, and slid it back into the case entirely, and turned it on, the green light wouldn't come back on.
When I unplugged the drive again from the pins and plugged the main power cable back in, the green light came back on with a constant light.
I put it all back in, plugged the main power cord in and the light wouldn't come back on while the drive was installed.
I bought another enclosure to see if it was a bug of some sort.
It wasn't.
The same thing happens with the new enclosure.

Am I looking at a fried drive since it seems to just not want to come back up at all?

When I plug the new enclosure into a USB port, the system doesn't recognize it as the drive isn't humming and the indicator light is off on the enclosure.
I talked with a couple friends and did some searching before here.
Apparently, in modern human history since the ENIAC, this has never happened before ever.

Any suggestions on how to "fix" this so I'm not looking at... Read more

Answer:Solved: Seagate Hard drive won't spin up

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It's an external hard drive 1Tb and goes with a separate cord power adapter. Here is how i'm using it : I keep the USB port plugged in, when i use it i plug in the adapter to power it up, when i'm done I unplug the cord power adapter only. I use it once a week or 2 weeks, only for backup and store data. Is that good or I should plug the cord power in all the time ? THanks GUys

Answer:Solved: SHould i plug my Seagate 1TB expansion in all the time ?

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Ok guys, i formated my external hardrive into FAT32 but i cant seem to find it anywhere on my computer.. its not listed on My Computer and i can not find it anywhere. My goal was to use it to play films through my ps3 but i cant put any films on the har drive because i cant find it anywhere. As you have noticed its quite stressful and worrying since i cant find it. any ideas? thankyou.

Answer:Solved: Formatted Seagate External to FAT32

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Yesterday I added a new 250 gig ATA Seagate drive to my son's EMachine 2882. I added it as a Slave drive (setting jumper to slave and placing on the end of the parallel cable) to use for backing up purposes.
Everything is fine, I think. Went into Disk Management and attempted to partition the un allocated new disk. For some strange reason, everytime I try to partition the disk it appears to be (not sure) but it appears to be creating 8 megabyte partitions?? Do I have some setting in the BIOS that needs tweaking?
I am not a total idiot, but I am beginning to wonder! Can anyone please get me on the right track here? XP does recognize the Seagate drive but something is screwy with the formatting process.

Answer:Solved: Added New 250gig Seagate to XP -- How to partition with XP Please help!

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(I have a windows 7 x64) I'm trying to boot from a usb and I followed an online video to make my goflex booteable. I basically fudged up but i managed to format it back to the original NTFS format with absolutely no files on it. When I go to Windows->Computer the drive isnt there! I went to Computer->(right click) manage and went to the disk management section and the drive is there! but i can't add any files to it from there . any help? Also, when i plug in the drive, i hear the usual sound when i plug any usb in, then i can choose to safely eject my seagate goflex! but i can't open the drive to put files in it!

Answer:Solved: seagate goflex external hdd not recognized

nevermind! I just had to add a drive letter to be able to access it! for anyone interested, computer(right click) manage ->disk management. click on the disk (then right click) add drive letter

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I have two drives, a C and a D, both Seagate and both brand new. They're IDE and they need Seagate DiskWizard to work.

I know how to load the Second one, just load copy and paste it to the first one, connect the second and press and follow the prompts.

But How Do I load DiskWizard into the first drive?

Answer:Solved: How Do I Load Seagate DiskWizard in my First Drive

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My desktop system has a 2TB WD main hard drive with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it and 2x 3TB Samsung drives for storage.

I added a 4TB Seagate NAS drive ST4000VN000 for more storage and now the PC won't boot properly in the morning.

- On first boot in the morning Windows will load very slowly, and the 4TB drive won't show up in explorer.
- If I reboot and look in BIOS the 4TB drive is not listed as present.
- If I switch the machine off, and on again the 4TB drive will appear in BIOS, and will function normally all day, including after extended periods of the whole machine being switched off.

- I have swapped SATA cables and power leads endlessly and no improvement, and my 3 original drives continue to function normally
- The SATA ports are set to AHCI
- My mobo is a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 Rev 3.0 with the latest BIOS loaded
- My PSU is a Hiper 580W Type-R Modular, all voltages appear to be good

I work with computers professionally, but this one has me a bit stumped. Could my new drive be faulty? Maybe its because it is an NAS drive, not desktop? Could my motherboard have a problem with 4TB drives?

SOLVED: This morning I went immediately in to BIOS instead of trying to load Windows again and noticed the +12v rail was at 10.5v, and over the next few minutes it rose to 11.8v. This explains everything for me, I guess the PSU is failing and the new drive must be extra sensitive to low voltages. I will replace the PSU and report back if it doesn't fix things.

Answer:Solved: 4TB Seagate NAS drive now PC won't boot from cold

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Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.


Figured it out! Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound then right click on the external, and press Remove Device.
Then unplug it! TAAA-DAAHHHH!! It has safely been removed!

Answer:How can I remove a Seagate External HDD safely on Windows 10? Solved

Originally Posted by ProgrammerWhiz

Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.

Usually there's an icon in the Notification Area that looks like a USB Thumb/Flash drive, I click that then click the drive shown to get the Safely Remove prompt. I have 3 WDC drives.

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I have a SeaGate external drive and for some reason my computer will not recognize it. It makes the noise that it knows something has been plugged in, but I never get the icon in the tray and I never get a drive letter. I've tried plugging it into another computer and it works fine there. That computer recognized it and all of my files are still on the drive. I can plug an iPod in and it recognizes that just fine. Can someone please help me??

Answer:Solved: SeaGate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

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I just bought an external hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, 1.5TB) and have some difficulty setting it up using the Seagate DiscWizard software.

The reason I bought this drive is to clone my DELL Inspiron 6400 Laptop HD in case of disaster etc. The Laptop HD is 140GB and 70GB are taken for my files / programs. So I was able to clone the Laptop HD but when I reboot, after I changed the BIOS settings to boot from the USB, the Laptop starts and during the process of loading Vista it re boots by itself.

Looking on the explorer, I have the Main C:\ drive, and then I have the Recovery D:\ (that is where DELL put the recovery files), then I have E:\ which is the DVD drive and then are the new cloned drives F:\ Recovery and G:\ Main.

Now checking the properties of F:\ and G:\ they are both formatted as NTFS and the F:\ is 10 GB as my original and the G:\ is only 70GB as the original so the clone process made the external drive only 70GB.

I think the problem is that the G:\ should have been before the F:\ but not sure.

Any Ideas on how to go about it?

Answer:Solved: Seagate FreeAgent External Hard Disk

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Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.


Figured it out! Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound then right click on the external, and press Remove Device.
Then unplug it! TAAA-DAAHHHH!! It has safely been removed!

Answer:How can I remove a Seagate External HDD safely on Windows 10? Solved

ProgrammerWhiz said:

Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.

Usually there's an icon in the Notification Area that looks like a USB Thumb/Flash drive, I click that then click the drive shown to get the Safely Remove prompt. I have 3 WDC drives.

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Well, previously my Seagate 2TB External Portable Hard Drive was working very well on my windows 7 operationg system but a few days ago it went wrong and now it says unknown device!! it doesnt show up in disk management and when i uninstalled it from the list of USB hubs(where it says unknown device) and installed it again, it just said unsuccessful... what should i do?

Answer:Solved: Seagate 2TB Hard Drive is Unknown Device

try it on another computer...if it does the same...crack it open and get a caddy

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i have been looking at this drive for a few days now and was wondering what type of connection is it? (ex.sata, sata 2)

Also i want to know ur guys opinion on it for an os drive. I'm really considering picking one up for my next upgrade (which will be in like 2 months.) - Buy Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 73GB 15000 RPM Ultra 320 SCSI 80PIN U320 Hard Drive - ST373455LC In Canada.

Answer:seagate cheetah 15k.5 73gb**SOLVED** CLOSE THREAD**

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Ultra320 SCSI, 2-Gb/s and 4-Gb/s Fibre channel interfaces

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I hope this may be of help to others. I have a dual boot XP/Windows 7 system. I have an external Seagate eSata drive that works perfectly in Windows XP but was not recognised at all by Windows 7, i.e. not shown in device manager or disk management. My motherboard is an ASUS P5N-E SLI which uses a JMicron JMB 360 SATA controller. To get the drive to work I had to install this driver

Now works perfectly.

Answer:Seagate eSata drive not recognised by Win7 - Solved

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My system specs are below. My OS is Windows 2000 Pro, SP4. I'm trying to add a Seagate 200GB SATA drive to the system. It is to be a secondary drive, the IDE remains the boot drive for now.

My first problem is, I'm not sure which SATA connector to use. There's 4 - two are labelled Pri_SATA and Sec_SATA and use the Promise controller. The other two are SATA_1 and SATA_2 and use the Via southbridge controllers. I've tried PRI_SATA and SATA_1, currently it's on SATA_1:

I've installed Seagate's DiscWizard software. When I boot the computer, the BIOS does see the drive, but DiscWizard does not (doesn't show up in the list). However, I *can* see the drive in Windows Disk Management, but it has a "no" type icon (red with a white horizontal "minus") and the "Write Signature and Upgrade Disk Wizard" starts -something I've never seen before. I'm unable to do any management on the disc.

So, two questions: Why can Windows but not Seagate's software see the new drive, and should I go ahead and run the Wizard?

Any assistance appreciated. I badly need the drive to work, my "oh, it'll be big enough" 120GB HD is nearly full!

Answer:Solved: Problems installing Seagate SATA drive

I did a bit of research on the Wizard, decided to "take a chance" - only a chance because of my unfamiliarity, apparently - and was able to attach a signature (whatever that means) and format the disk. Currently moving data about, so my 120 can have room enuf to run. Oddly, Seagate DiscWizard *still* does not see it's drive, though it sees the IDE drive fine. Any idea why? I did get an appropriate manual after entering the model # of the drive, so I'm confused as to why it is so blind.

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Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.


Figured it out! Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound then right click on the external, and press Remove Device.
Then unplug it! TAAA-DAAHHHH!! It has safely been removed!

Answer:How can I remove a Seagate External HDD safely on Windows 10? Solved

Originally Posted by ProgrammerWhiz

Please answer! I just need to be able to remove it so I can use it like a backup.

Usually there's an icon in the Notification Area that looks like a USB Thumb/Flash drive, I click that then click the drive shown to get the Safely Remove prompt. I have 3 WDC drives.

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OK. If you understand that then you've been there too.

I have a Seagate 120gb HD and used the Seagate Wizard Tools that I downloaded from them to ghost (clone) to a new Western Digital 160gb HD. They are both 7200rpm and SATA.

The new drive boots up ok but only shows 128gb, not 154gb as it did before it was cloned (I am not talking about the size of the data that was cloned). I redid it in Manual mode but no change. As far as I know there are no partitions on the Seagate drive.

Another thing I noticed is that the System Files were at the front of the Seagate 120gb drive but are at the end on the WD 160gb. This shows when the drives are Defraged.

Can anybody sort this out for me? I am doing this so that I have a backup drive incase of a terminal crash.

Forgot, I am using a Intel 915gag [email protected] and W2000Pro with all updates.

Thanks, Steve

Answer:Solved: Seagate Tools Ghosting New Drive Shows Less

I made a bootable CD for the Seagate Disk Wizard and ran it from there. Additional functions were on the CD that weren't available when using it from Windows. The sizes are as they are supposed to be now.

Remember though, a 160g HD will only show about 153g in the Disk Manager even though the BIOS will show all.

Thanks for reading.

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I have a Seagate 500gb drive that I need to test and I do not know it history.
When I plug it into a XP machine the computer does not see it.

Does this drive need a special driver for windows XP or do I have a bad
drive? How can I trouble shoot. Its part number is 9NL6A6-500 and is
called Seagate Freeagent Pro.

Thank you,

Answer:Solved: Seagate 500gb portable drive trouble shooting

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I have a Seagate 7200.10 Baracuda SATA drive that seems to be good when I install it as secondary drive
on another computer. I can copy and more files to/form it.

I decided to place this drive in a Acer AST180-UD400B and install XP on it but I could not boot off the drive. So I used acer backup image software to do a backup on the computer. I found that the computer would not boot off this drive with the Acer image backup. I had another drive that I placed in the ACER computer with Windows seven on it and it boot to password state. The computer that I am installing the Seagate drive in is a ACER AST180-UD400B

Why can't I make the seagate into a bootable drive with XP?
Thank you

Answer:Solved: Why can't I make the seagate Baracuda dirve into a bootable drive?

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I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus 3TB hard drive with USB 3.0 connector. I connected the 3.0 cable to a 2.0 port(don't have 3.0 ports) and windows popped up saying installing drivers for new device, pretty standard stuff. After it was done I went to My Computer, but the hard drive does not show up.

I checked device manager, and it does show the drive there. When I clicked properties and tried populating the "volumes" section, a 2.8tb section did show up, but had no label, but i don't know the significance of that. Any help with this is appreciated, thanks in advance.


Answer:Solved: New Seagate 3TB hard drive doesn't show up in My Computer

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I have two questions regarding documents created in Word 2007...

1) Can links be created within a Word document? For example, can I click on and item my table of contents and have the document jump to that particular section of the document?

2) Also, is there a way to make sections of the document hidden until the user clicks a specific word or graphic in the document?

I'd like to specify a particular instruction and include a "Show example" link that would make a detailed example appear for those who needed the extra help.

Thanks everyone!

Answer:Word 2007 - Links within a document? Hide/Show sections of a document?

If you created table of contents through References - Table of Contents, you can hold Ctrl and click on the item in that table, word will take you there. This feature is standard.

Also, to navigate inside document you can use bookmark option.
Insert bookmarks. Word 2010 Bookmarks
Then insert Hyperlink - in the window select second tab "Place in This Document" and choose your bookmark.

As for hiding parts of document, I do not think that is possible.
You can create that in HTML document with javascript, but not in Word document.

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This is just one of those odd quirks I have run into. When I open a new document in Word, then open an older file, the new document closes and only the old one is displayed.Using Microsoft Office 2010, specifically Word.Windows 7 64-bitA bit of explanation, I often do research/writing for school or for fun. This issue has always happened, just one of those small annoyances.Here is the exact thing that is happening:1. I open a new (blank) word document, by clicking on the Word icon or by selecting "Open New Document" in the Word program.2. I open an older (saved) Word document, by clicking on the saved file, not by using the "Open" function in Word.3. The New (empty) document disappears, only the older document is open. I must now open a new empty document to write in. What I want to happen:1. Open new document2. Open old document3. Both new and old document are open (2 windows).Other notes in no particular order:- Word has always operated like this. Just wondering if there is a way to stop it.- I am not using the "Open" function in Word to open the older file, I am opening the older file by double-clicking it in the File explorer. When I use the "Open" function in Word, it does the same (basically "closing" the new file in order to open the old one). - I tried searching through Word's settings but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to this behavior.- As per regular Word behavior, the new document is auto-na... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Word Question (Opening old document closes new empty document)

Yes, you are right. That is normal for MS Word.Do this:Open a new document. Type something. Even a single space. Save it with a name you want. Now open an older document. Both documents can be on the screen or cascaded.If memory is not an issue, you can haven two instances of Word.

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I am running XP and Word 2000 and Nortons. Word will crash if you leave the document open for a while (there is no specific time frame) and then select close (icon). The error - Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. The details are: AppName: winword.exe
Modname: kernel32.dll
modvers: 5.1.26002180
offset 0001eb33

This has pretty much happened since I got this laptop. I have reformatted and reinstalled everything (due to another problem) and still have the same problem with word. I have used the same CD on other computers to install word and they do not have the same problem.

I use a variety of templates and plain documents in my work and can not pin point it to one template.

If you leave Word open with a document (no matter what size) and come back to it later this is when the problem happens. I started to get around it my saving first then closing, but this no longer works. The save completes and then I select Close and this is when it happens - you get the dreaded pause and then you hear the whirl of the computer and then you get the Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. Firstly I could put up with it but is now just a nusiance.

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This might be kind of tricky.

We're trying to streamline our RFQ-to-Quote process, which currently utilizes a combination of digital forms and hand-written forms passed among several departments. My boss asked me to modify the RFQ form to save him some typing (because he has to retype all the information in the final Quote), and I--not understanding the complexity of the process--very stupidly told him that it could be done fairly simply using form fields and bookmarks. He's been kind enough to grant me a lot of leniency because for him anything would be better than the current situation, so as long as I can improve on what we use now, he'll be happy.

I thought about creating form templates for each of the departments, then as the original RFQ circulated from one department to the next subsequent forms would be appended to it to create a rolling document. I'm not too happy with the that idea; there's all sorts of room for user error. I thought about creating a single document template containing every department's form, but a) I don't want any single department to be able to modify information gathered during another department's process, and b) certain departments must generate a variable number of copies of their form.

I told my boss the best way to accomplish a secure and low-maintenance RFQ-to-Quote would be to create a stand-alone Quote Generator application, but we both agree the effort is not condusive to the timeframe by whic... Read more

Answer:Word 2000: Creating a Master Document of document templates

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Hey guys! Is there anybody knows a program that can convert (copy) words in an image to a real document that can be edited from Word?


Answer:Which software can convert an image of a document to a real document (MS Word)?

If you have MS Office, as I think you do, you might try out this link:

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Is there any free software out there that will allow me to scan a document and convert it into word/excel and allow editing?

Answer:Converting scanned document from image to a word/excel document

you are going to want to search for OCR programs.

Try "freeware OCR" in google or check out


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When I open a saved word document or New blank document, the document is filled with columns or checks fully filled in the document.
How can I avoid this? How to modify the settings. Thanks in advance.

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I'm creating a document in word 2007 at one point of the document I want to insert a link or icon that points to a separate word document, when the master document is saved both documents are saved as one file so that i can distribute it to other people not linked on a LAN. I don't need the second document to be seen but launched on a separate window when the link or icon is clicked.
Can somebody please help I've seen this on emails and PP presentations but I'm not sure if it can be done in word, I would think so!


Answer:Solved: Word document within a word document

Not hard at all. Open the attached - I have included the instructions to show either the other text (or at least part) or just the icon.

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When i got my first Seagate 320 GB HD. I installed Vista and after a few days i got a message from windows that my drive had a dirty volume or corrupt disk. It would then scan my drive on a retsart and delete files that were corrupted (these could be very important fiels)

I got onto ebuyer and they sent me another identical drive and again afyter installed vista i'm still getting these errors.

Is this another dud drive? or am i doing something wrong?

Answer:Solved: Corrupt Disk - Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM

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I recently purchased a Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk external hard drive for backup. I have tried their software which leaves much to be desired. What would you recommend for both purchase and free backup software which will work alone with this external hard drive? I want the capability for full disk backup, selected files backup, and incremental backup as files are changed.
Only simple to use software. Is PC Backup version 10 a really good and simple to use backup program to purchase and will it work alone with my Seagate external hard drive? What about other backup programs to purchase and for free?

Answer:Solved: Conpatable Backup Software for Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk External Hard Dri

You should take a look at Acronis True Image Home 2009, it can do all the things you are looking for:
They have a free trial so check that out if you are interested in it.

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I work at a small non-profit and we have updated two computers with new computers running Windows 7. We use MS Word 2003. I have checked all threads on forum related to this issue, but nothing seems to correct our problem. I would be grateful for any help.

Description of issue: With a Word document open, one should be able to click "File" > "Send To" > Mail Recipient As Attachment", or any of the other mail options, and have the email composition window of Thunderbird pop up. What happens is that Word is attempting to send the attachment via Windows Live Mail. The computer basically freezes. If you try and abort or get out of Word, and error pops up stating you can't close Word until the email has been sent. Finally, you have to force a shut down of the computer.

Internet Explorer shows Thunderbird as default email client. I have check all of the other obvious places for setting the default email client, but I can't seem to find a conflict anywhere on the computer showing Windows Live Email as default client.

As a side note, this employee was using Outlook Express as their email client prior to the computer upgrade and all setting were imported into Windows Live Mail, which was initially used. The employee did not like Windows Live Mail, so I installed Thunderbird. It is used as the default email client and the only issue has been with Word. Additionally, I know that the document could be sent from Windows Explorer by right-cli... Read more

Answer:Can't send Word Document via Thunderbird from open document

Might try uninstalling Word, then reinstalling it.

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Can anyone help - When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document when I start typing. Not sure why. Any help appreciated

Answer:When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document


I don?t know what you mean with laptop keeps sending the document but if you have this issue with office word or some other office application, try to check some forum where you can find discussion about similar theme.

I can not give you any precise answer but it is maybe because of office specific settings or you press accidentally some key on the keyboard and on this way interrupt symbols entering.

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Dear all previously i have posted for Trojan issue and subsequently received responses from your team on time Now i am interested to know or get rid of issue with word 2003, installed in windows home basic 7 platform.......I work in several Word 2003 documents (on Windows 7 platform) at the same time. When I open the first document it stays open (maximized). If I open a second document, the document opens, but then immediately minimizes down to the task bar. Same result if I open a third document. If I click on the minimized documents to open them again, they open and stay open. why I am seeing a button for each open document in the Task Bar. with Thanks 

Answer:word document minimizes on taskbar if i open second document!!

Right-click on the START button - Properties - Taskbar - Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

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I'm using word 2010.
I have a Mailmerge document (actually a company letter with header and footer, used by a package called "Cash4Windows" [C4W]). This document usually has the recipients name and address etc. inserted by C4W.
The document is a template - "xxx.dotx".
What I want to do is strip out the Mailmerge fields and save the document as a normal Word 2010 document, 'cos the User wants to have a blank standard company document available.
I've spent a long time fiddling with the Header and Footer to get just what the User wanted, and I know i could just cut-n-paste the Header and Footer into a new document, then save it as "xxx.docx", but when I looked on various help sites the normal method in Word 2010 seems to be
on the ribbon tab
Select Mailings
Select "Start Mail Merge"
Select "Normal Word Document"
then save the Word document.
I've tried this and it has absolutely no effect, as when I close and reopen Word and select the previously saved document, I still get the "Opening the document will run the following SQL command" splash screen!
I've tried saving the "normalised" document with various different extensions, but nothing seems to get rid of the SQL.
I've also tried opening the VBA editor (Alt+F11) to see if I can find the SQL, thinking that if I can delete the SQL it might cause Word to avoid the prompt, but I can't even find the SQL!!!
I know I'... Read more

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I used mail merger to create 25 letters to different locations and different people. The source used for the names and address's were from an excel file. I used "Edit Individual Documents" in order to get all the letters in one document. Now the problem is i need a backup of each letter on my computer and i have no clue if its even possible to save each page in the master document as a unique document. If not, is there a way of saving each unique document of a mail merger?
Thanks in advance.

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On my previous computer with Windows 2000, I was able to make incremental backups of a Microsoft Word document while it was being created by me. The advantage of this was that if an "accident" happened and the document was lost or corrupted before it was completed or saved to a folder, the partially completed document could be retrieved from a special folder somewhere in C-drive. I was able to specify how often a new backup was created (ex.: every 3 minutes, ex.; every 10 minutes, etc.). It is possible that this special folder also contained backups of all previously saved Word documents, which were also being re-backed up every few minutes. -- I cannot find any reference to this on my new computer (Windows XP and Microsoft Word 2002) in the Windows search engine, or in the Word user interface "Help". I cannot remember how I found this feature on my previous (W~2000) computer. -- Thanks

Answer:Word document incremental backing up while the document is being created

I just found where to set up this feature (Word user interface > tools > options > save and also file locations. BUT I STILL NEED HELP BECAUSE THE FEATURE DOES NOT SEEM TO WORK.

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I was working on a Word document that someone sent me by email in form of rar and saved the document. I now can't find the revised file and I have lost about 8 hours of work. Any ideas on where I can find this file? I looked in the email that was originally sent, but it is still the old file. I have also done searching on my computer with no luck. Help, I'm desperate!!! I have Word 2007. Please give me reply as soon as possible.

Answer:Cannot find the saved revised document in Word document

If you were only hitting "Save" and not "Save As" the document is likely, unfortunately, gone. You can try opening Word by itself and going through recent documents to see if it shows up. If you opened it directly from the email and the email was in Outlook, you might be able to find it in the Outlook Secure Temp Folder. To get to this folder, the easiest way is to send yourself a PDF file, open the PDF from the email then go to File | Properties and on the General tab (this is from memory, so I might be off a little bit) you'll find a location that you can click on. In this folder, you have a slight chance of finding the modified file. The only other option you have, that I can think of, would be digging through your temp folders hoping to find a .tmp or .doc file in there that has the content, but I give that about a .01% chance of happening. Good Luck!

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