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Windows 7: Does 500 GB Seagate Freeagent go required any driver in Window Xp Sp3?

22 Aug 2010   #1
spiderman7895

Window Xp Sp3
 
 
Does 500 GB Seagate Freeagent go required any driver in Window Xp Sp3?

Hi Members,

I have a Assembled Computer with Processor Intel Dual Core (R) @ 270 GHz, 3 GB of RAM equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition version 2005 service Pack 3 with Wi-Fi Netgear 108 Mbps Lan Card and Internal Pixelview TV Tuner Card.

I have just bought this external harddisk today from market. But My system cannot read the information on the my 500 GB Seagate Freeagent go external hard drive using the supplied USB cable. The external drive does not come up at all. Is a required driver missing out on my system? When I connect my 500 Gb Seagate Freegent go External Hard drive, it always ask for drivers and show message at last “The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.” I think that my Windows have some missing driver for this products. I have successfully running Freecom External 160 Gb Harddrive and Enter 2.5” HDD External Case without Drivers on my computer. Do I need to get a Y USB cable which have two USB cable (one additional USB cable for power consumption for this drive)? Does this drive run successful after plugging this with Y USB cable? I am running Window Xp Sp3. Does Window Xp Sp3 required external drivers for detecting 500 GB Seagate Freeagent go External Drive? I have tried this external harddisk on my Laptop too (Lenovo N100 with CPU Intel Core Solo @ 1.86 Ghz, 3 GB of RAM equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition version 2005 service Pack 3) and with my other computer which also have similar configuration and operating system as of above computer. It always show similar problem for not detecting drivers for USP Device in my Operating System.
Please help

Sukhdev Taneja

(Model of My 500 GB Seagate Freeagent go External Drive : ST905003FAM2E1-RK)


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22 Aug 2010   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Could be that the preloaded software is missing or corrupt. Check with Seagate for replacement drivers.
Also check your USB drivers on your computer.

Ken
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22 Aug 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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22 Aug 2010   #4
spiderman7895

Window Xp Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Could be that the preloaded software is missing or corrupt. Check with Seagate for replacement drivers.
Also check your USB drivers on your computer.

Ken
Thanks for quick reply. I have checked my USB drivers of my computer. I am running successfully my other flash driver or other USB Harddrives in my computers. I think that, preloaded software on my 500 gb Seagate Freeagent go can be corrupt or missing. I am also thinking for replacement of this drive if it have really such problem in preload software. But I think, i must tried this drive with Y-usb cable first before sending it for replacement. It have only problem that it can not locate specified driver or software for it s successfully running in my operating system (Window Xp Sp3). Does Seagate basic USB dock can help for supply extra power to this drive for successfully detection on my computers?
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22 Aug 2010   #5
spiderman7895

Window Xp Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I have seen this website link for drivers of my 500 Gb Seagate Freegent go External Hard drive. But this software can not work untill i locate my usb drive first on my operating system. Unforunately, seagate do not have locate their portable driver on any webpage. I am also searching driver of this drive on many websites. But I can not get any link for drivers for freegent go driver.
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22 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spiderman7895 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I have seen this website link for drivers of my 500 Gb Seagate Freegent go External Hard drive. But this software can not work untill i locate my usb drive first on my operating system. Unforunately, seagate do not have locate their portable driver on any webpage. I am also searching driver of this drive on many websites. But I can not get any link for drivers for freegent go driver.
I'm not gonna lie. I'm not sure what you are saying. All software for the device is on that page.

Please open disk management and see if the drive is located there. You may need to assign a drive letter to it.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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