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Windows 7: Seagate Freeagent 1TB

07 Sep 2009   #1
liveman

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Seagate Freeagent 1TB

I recently upgraded from Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional. The problem I am having is that my Seagate Freeagent 1TB drive wont load in Windows 7. I have to keep going to Device Manager and Uninstalling the driver and then plugging it back in so it automatically installs itself and then when I shut down the computer I have to do the process again.

I thought things that worked with Windows Vista were supposed to work with Windows 7.

Any solutions or help on this problem would be appreciated. PS I have already tried insalling newer drivers, I have the latest ones, and I know this is a software issue as I am able to access the drive as normal after re-installing it each time.

So any help would be appreciated.


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07 Sep 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

First, welcome to the SevenForums

I assuming (since your specs are limited) that this HDD is a USB device. If so, I know of several people with the same problem. There is at this time no fix is available other then to turn it off prior to starting your computer then turning it back on once your system is up and running. Not sure why this happens only that it does, and there are several other HDDs that do the same thing. Some of Western Digital's HDD Books USB HDDs do the same thing. Not sure if it is Microsoft's fault or a driver problem yet unsolved by the HDD manufactures—your guess is as good as. . .
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07 Sep 2009   #3
liveman

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for your fast response. I hope they get it resolved, it's quite a big issue especially for more novice users who wouldn't know how to fix this. For example my mum would not have a clue what to do and would probably blame the drive itself.

I really do hope they fix this and I cant believe they released the RTM without doing so, I thought Windows 7 was supposed to be flawless.
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07 Sep 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Sometimes it is not the fault of the OS, for instance I have the same problem with a Western Digital 1 Tb USB on my new iMac with Snow Leopard. So, sometimes it is not the fault of the OS, but the drivers put out by the device's manufacture.
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07 Sep 2009   #5
liveman

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

hmmm I have a MacBook pro, about to upgrade to Snow Lepard. I hope ths doesn't effect this drive also.
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