1.    04 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,954
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Does it show up in Disk Management? If so, can you assign a driver letter to it?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    04 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    04 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,954
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    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?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    04 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    04 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,954
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    04 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Losing Seagate drive
When I first turn on my Dell XPS 2720, the attached Seagate hard drive is visible, i.e. I can access through File Explorer. During the day I lose contact and the only way I can reconnect is by switching off the drive and repowering. This immediately...
Drivers and Hardware
External 1TB hard drive(Iomega - seagate inside) RAW drive - HELP
I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and post that It was working fine without any issues. I have two external drive connected to it. 1. 1 TB Iomega powered drive. - now RAW 2. 2TB seagate external drive. The 1tb drive suddenly became RAW and I...
Drivers and Hardware
Seagate External Drive Not Waking
I have a Seagate external drive that I save my backups to. I run my backup around midnight, when the computer has not been used for a good 5-6 hours. I have been getting errors with the backup that the drive has not been accessible and thus the...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive
Hi! Bought a replacement secondary hard drive, but want to know best tool to clone it. My main drive is an SSD with Windows on, but I used Kari's tutorial to move the user folder on to a secondary hard drive, so just unsure on the best way to go...
Backup and Restore
Hard Drive\Non-Hard Drive Question - How Much Space ?
I have a lot of hard drives on quite a few pc's. I have always read that you should keep a minimum of 15% of free space on any hard drive, which I do on all of my hard drives (7 I think). I recently bought a LIVA MINI-PC and instead of a hard...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:36.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums