Seagate HD (USB) not migrated


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Seagate HD (USB) not migrated


    My OS is Windows 10 version 1903 OS build 18362.418.

    I have just noticed that an old Seagate HD

    ST312002 2A

    which I have in an external USB enclosure
    has just stopped working.

    In device manager I am told:

    "device not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match".

    I fear that this means the driver is obsolete.
    Am I correct?
    Can anything be done about this?

    Regards,

    Stephen Lovatt
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  2. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the details. When windows sees a new disk it writes a signature to it so it knows what it is if it sees 2 the same you get the error it happens if it's been cloned at some point
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the details. When windows sees a new disk it writes a signature to it so it knows what it is if it sees 2 the same you get the error it happens if it's been cloned at some point

    No I cannot.

    When the disk is connected to my PC "disk management" simply hangs and produces no output at all.
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  4. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    I would try to remove HDD from enclosure and physically connect it to the PC mobo and then check.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Plankton said:
    I would try to remove HDD from enclosure and physically connect it to the PC mobo and then check.
    I don't think that it is possible to connect the HDD directly to the PC motherboard. As I recall, that was my first idea but I found it impossible (I can't recall why) and so resorted to the enclosure and USB connection. This worked fine until recently.

    I find on the internet that a lot of people have had similar problems and that these problems are caused by drivers being incompatible with older hardware.

    I attempted to find a Windows 10 driver for the HDD on Seagate's site; but to no avail.
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  6. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10
       #6

    Is it sata or ide you shouldnt need drivers for normal drives
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Samuria said:
    Is it sata or ide you shouldnt need drivers for normal drives
    It is an IDE drive.

    I have tried "rollling back" the Windows OS.

    Now, the error message in "Device Manager" has cleared.
    Also, I get a sensible readout from "Disk Manager": no problems identified at all.

    BUT I still can't read the disk in "File Manager".

    I think it is now entirely clear that this is a problem with some recent updates to Windows 10.
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