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Windows 7: 2TB Seagate Expansion light flashing but not recognised

24 Apr 2014   #11
funkychick7

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drantonis View Post
Hello! I think I have the same problem with my Seagate. My laptop was recognising the external drive until yesterday. Now it keeps showing an I/O error. Can you help me, please? What have you done to mke it working again?

Hi

sory for the late reply, have been abroad..

here is a link i found and decided to go through each step.
it was somewhere in the middle of the page where it tells you about upper filters and lower filters. after this step, it still didnt work, but somehow i decided to restart the computer, the computer recogbised it had been chnged and wanted to fix the computer ( sorry dont know the technical term - think it was fixing the registery of somthing), but any way, after restarting, the computer installed the hardware and my harddrive was working again.

hope this page helps

en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-522124-external-usb-hard-drive-don-t-show-up


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25 Apr 2014   #12
drantonis

-Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply! I'll try that too and I hope that it will work. Thank you for your help!
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13 Mar 2015   #13
leinaddan

windows 7 pro
 
 
external drive blinking

Hello funkychick7

Could you explain how you solved your problem ? I have the same trouble and it seems my external drive shows RAW partition and windows shos not initialized and recovery software shows mbr has to be fixed ...
Is it only a power problem??? because when I turn off the PC it also turn off the external drive ?
Thanks
I don't want to loose my 2 To datas with 2 years of souvenirs
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18 Apr 2015   #14
reineken

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

@funkychick7: Please post solution, i have the same problem.
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31 May 2015   #15
smilesonisama

WIndows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
funnychick7

Hi ,
Could you please post the solution for the blinking light problem for Seagate Freeagent Hard drive?
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31 May 2015   #16
funkychick7

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Hello

first of all apologies to the other two users for me not replying, i had no idea and i didnt get any email either.. bt the solution link was posted couple posts above..

but here is it again

External USB Hard Drive don't show up ... [Solved]

I went through each solution and the one that worked for me was where it mentions lower filters and upper filters.
Althoughi did restart after deleting these, and after restarting, the computer repaired itself.

I am in another similar situation except the filter solution doesnt work with windows 8, so will try reading on the page.


Again here is the link
External USB Hard Drive don't show up ... [Solved]
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13 Sep 2015   #17
luispin

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi funkchick7,

Did you find a solution for Win 8 problem? I'm stuck with same problem in W8.
Thanls
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15 Sep 2015   #18
funkychick7

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Hi

No i didnt find a solution. Ended up paying a little to recover as i really needed them (a family members data)

Sorry cant be more help
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23 Jun 2016   #19
jblogz

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Hi Funkychick7,

Could you tell me how you managed to solve the problem? I have the same problem with a 1tb seafgate.
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24 Jun 2016   #20
funkychick7

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblogz View Post
Hi Funkychick7,

Could you tell me how you managed to solve the problem? I have the same problem with a 1tb seafgate.

Hi

I went through this website

External USB Hard Drive don't show up ... [Solved]

and went through all the advice one by one. Halfway through my harddrive worked. Please do try them as something may work for you
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