07-11-2010 04:35 AM
I had a 500GB Seagate External Portable Drive. It is working very good.
It is plug&play therefore didn't require any installation to use the drive.
I bought a 1TB Drive yesterday, again Seagate External Portable Drive. But it doesn't work on the same computer.
I have a 500GB external harddisk that I mentioned above, I also have a Seagate Freeagent harddisk. I use these harddisks time to time. I am sure they have no problem.
So I tried them again, if there is any problem on the USB sockets. No problem.
I tried their USB cables if the new cable has any problem. No change.
I tried that new USB cable with other harddisks. It works.
I searched the internet for an answer, the only answer is "change your cable", however I already checked my cable.
When I plug the harddisk into USB port, its light is on.
But the device doesn't show under My Computer.
After a some time (may be a random thing) It shows on Control Panel -> Devices And Printers, but not in My Computer.
At that time, It also shows in Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. But Disk Management displays the disk with black bar (unallocated), and as "2048GB".
How can I solve the problem?