Windows 10: New Seagate Eternal Hard drive not showing in Windows 10

  1.    04 Dec 2015 #1

    New Seagate Eternal Hard drive not showing in Windows 10


    http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/externa...on-hard-drive/

    New Seagate Eternal Hard drive not showing in Windows 10. I never formatted it but I did copy it's files on to c drive the application only asks for you to register it. I went to clone my disk restarted and failed now I can't see it at all! Any help welcome thank you in advance.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       04 Dec 2015 #2

    Does it show up in Disk Management? If so, can you assign a driver letter to it?
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  3.    04 Dec 2015 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Does it show up in Disk Management? If so, can you assign a driver letter to it?
    It shows up on devices and printers and the 2 downloads from support menu in that link. In Disk Management I have Disk 0 Disk 1 and cd-Rom 0
    Also shows as being connected in connected devices. Downloaded over metred connections was off turned that on still can't see it.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       04 Dec 2015 #4

    Disk 1 is almost certainly your external drive if you have no other HDD. Can you tell from the size of disk1 if it is a match? Does it have a drive letter assigned to it?
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  5.    04 Dec 2015 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    Disk 1 is almost certainly your external drive if you have no other HDD. Can you tell from the size of disk1 if it is a match? Does it have a drive letter assigned to it?
    I took it back mate and got my money back. Getting new one tomorrow. Basically, do I have to format any hard drive before I use it? Because I have not done it on my other 2 drives and they are seagates too. And I have no problem with them. Thanks for the help.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       04 Dec 2015 #6

    No problem. These external drives are usually pre-formatted for Windows as you have found before, however, check on the information supplied with your new drive - it should tell you if you need to do anything.
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  7.    04 Dec 2015 #7

    philc43 said: View Post
    No problem. These external drives are usually pre-formatted for Windows as you have found before, however, check on the information supplied with your new drive - it should tell you if you need to do anything.
    Thank you mate. It's only thing was to do was to register it and I couldn't be bothered doing it. Now, I am scared the same thing will happen tomorrow lol.
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