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Windows 7: seagate usb external hdd - showing as 'unknown device'

10 Apr 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

That's good news! You may want to take a close look at the connector to see if that got stretched a little and simply wasn't making enough contact. Or by moving it around port to port you have dislodged some debris(dust, dirt) that got in there.

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10 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrEnZyUK View Post
seems like this problem has cleared (so far), the last 3 times i booted my usb drive (after windows has booted fully) it has been detected first time, and on all ports (yay!).
The drive must have figured out the SevenForums gang was on the case, and it started to behave itself....LOL
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11 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (Build 7600)

LOL@MADMAXDATA, that seems the case lol, you guys scared it into operating properly... so glad its working again (even though nothing was done to it, well except the usual diagnosis stuff)
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11 Apr 2010   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

It sounds like Windows finally got around to detecting it properly. At least you now know it wasn't anything serious like a hardware fault or ?

(gosh I got to going here fast. the SF gang is on my case! )
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