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Windows 7: Seagate External Hard drive, starts up but doesn't finish.

01 Dec 2012   #1
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Seagate External Hard drive, starts up but doesn't finish.

I have a Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB external hard drive. I got it about.. 6 months ago and I've never had a problem with it up until last week.
I plugged it in and it started making a normal fan sound like is usually does, then after a few seconds it stopped which made it seem like it was shut off.
It's been doing this constantly since last week and I don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it.

Any help would be appreciated.


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03 Dec 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just a thought (or 2):
  • Try using a different USB port.
  • Try jiggling the USB in the socket (gently).
  • Try a different USB cable.
  • Be sure that you test with the laptop on power supply, not just battery.
Obviously I'm thinking that the connection is faulty somehow, which would disconnect and power down the external - even if it has it's own power supply.
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03 Dec 2012   #3
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Just a thought (or 2):
  • Try using a different USB port.
  • Try jiggling the USB in the socket (gently).
  • Try a different USB cable.
  • Be sure that you test with the laptop on power supply, not just battery.
Obviously I'm thinking that the connection is faulty somehow, which would disconnect and power down the external - even if it has it's own power supply.

I appreciate the ideas, but I've tried all of them already.
But because of chance, I tried them again just a few minutes ago, still not working.
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03 Dec 2012   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Does the drive disconnect or just go silent
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03 Dec 2012   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Try testing the drive with Seagates diagnostic program, Sea Tools.
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