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External Hard Drive problem?

by lzlshintani / March 12, 2008 4:12 PM PDT

I have this 750gn Seagate Hard drive, and sometimes on my home PC it fails to load up.

I tried my hard drive on other PCs and it boots up correctly. I tried the FRONT USB ports on my computer and they work correctly. It only seems to be when I plug the HDD into the back I have problems. I even uninstalled then reinstalled the drivers but I'm still getting the same thing.

I'm starting to think it's my motherboard, but I just want to make sure. Does this sound like it's my hard drive or is it the motherboard?

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Never mind.
by lzlshintani / March 12, 2008 7:30 PM PDT

I just updated my BIOS to latest version. It reads all the time now.

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The bios did not fix the problem.
by lzlshintani / March 13, 2008 3:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Never mind.

After running some tests here and there, I'm still getting the same problem. I still don't know what's going on. I've tried plugging in my HDD to another PC and it works. I've even tried plugging in a different device (my iPod) into all of the back USB ports and they still work. What's going on?

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If it works properly with the front USB, then...
by ahtoi / March 13, 2008 6:30 PM PDT

the harddrive is good, which means the connection is just not making good contact for some reason. Sorry, don't know what else to tell you.

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