My external Seagate will not power on. Have checked connections

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USB Device Not Recognized

One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.

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I was going through some older hard drives to see what I needed to keep and what I can possibly get rid of. Alas, I went to plug in my older model Seagate and now the computer will not recognize the drive. Is it possible that I reformat the drive so it will work with my machine.

I'm still running XP on one of my home office PCs, if that  makes a difference. I might also add, that it fired up fine on my MacBook pro so I'm shaking my head as to why the PC won't find it.

Any hope as to find out what's still on the drive or should I just make a nice bookshelf out of it?

Thanks again for your patience. It's much appreciated since I'm not the most technically savvy user.

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My external Seagate will not power on. Have checked connections

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Hey!

Don't worry, I got one solution for your problem, hopefully that'll do it. You got to do some simple steps through which you may bypass this problem.

If you are XP user to fix up this problem, right click on My computer ; then go to properties. Click on the hardware and enter the device manager; once open, find the universal serial bus controller and right click it and then click on scan for hardware changes. When its done, close the device manager and press Ok and then Reboot(restart) your computer.

Now once your machine is restarted, it will recognize your device and it will be ready to use.

Hope that'll work for you.

Regards

Benet

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