External Seagate drive no longer recognized. Only showing in Device Ma

  1. Posts : 165
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Sep 2017 #1

    External Seagate drive no longer recognized. Only showing in Device Ma

    Suddenly the drive is no longer recognized on any computer. I plug it in via USB and the power light turns on but the letter drive that usually comes up on My PC does not show. I went into disk management and said drive isn't located there either. The only way I can tell it's being recognized is by going into device manager and seeing the listing under disk drives. I've uninstalled the drive and reinstalled it, tried using the Seagate utility and attempted to plug it in other computers. I even checked diskpart, nothing is there. No resolution yet.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,877
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       08 Sep 2017 #2

    If a drive can't be seen in 2 or more computers it's a pretty good sign it has died. It may be the interface printed-circuit card on it, if so there are firms that can recover data from the platters but are not cheap.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,904
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Sep 2017 #3

    You may be lucky, it may just be the cable that's faulty.
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