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Old 10-31-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Seagate FreeAgent Desktop not recognized

Ok, here's the problem. I just installed XP pro on a new hard drive, and it won't recognize my external hard drive. I have service pack 3 installed, as well as the USB drivers. I've tried rebooting the computer with the hard drive plugged in, unplugging the power source and plugging it back in - no go. However, a different computer with XP Home and another with vista both recognize the drive. BIOS on the bad computer shows that the hard drive is plugged in, but it won't recognize that it is even plugged into a USB port when booted up. I've tried it with both service pack 2 and 3, but no go. Suggestions? Drive is a seagate FreeAgent Desktop ST305004FDA1E1-RK
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Default Re: Seagate FreeAgent Desktop not recognized

do you have chipset drivers insalled?
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Yep. Forgot to mention that the system recognizes a card reader, a flash drive and a mouse - all USB. Pretty much everything but the hard drive.
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