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Guidance for Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive Not Reading
- How to connect Seagate Backup Plus 3TB?
- Windows 7 or Vista requests Drivers
- Backup Plus 3TB Hard drive not detected
- Connect Backup Plus 3TB External Drive to a USB port.
- How to Use Seagate Backup Plus 3TB?
- How to find out the backup files on Backup Plus 3TB Desktop Drive?
- Eject Backup Plus 3TB Safely
- Moving data between two systems
- Seagate-S drive Missing
- Windows Disk Error Checking on Backup Plus 3TB
The main reasons for this problem are listed here.
- PC’s USB port is not working
- Outdated hard drive driver
- Virus attack
- Hard drive failure
To resolve the Seagate 1TB external hard drive problem, carry out the simple troubleshooting steps mentioned here.
Step 1 – USB cable and port
- Disconnect the USB cable from the Seagate hard drive and your computer.
- If the USB cable is damaged, replace it.
- If you suspect the USB port might be damaged, disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it to a different USB port.
- Establish a firm connection between them once again.
- Reboot the computer and check if the problem has been resolved.
- Follow these steps to fix Seagate 1TB external hard drive not reading.
Step 2 – Hard drive driver
- Type devmgmt.msc in the Windows search bar and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
- When you see the Device Manager window on the screen, click the Universal Serial Bus controllers option.
- Check if any device unrecognized with a yellow warning icon.
- If so, navigate to the Drivers tab and uninstall the driver.
- If no devices shown as unrecognized, restart the computer and open the Disk Management window.
- Click the Change drive letter option, create a new drive letter, and select the OK option.
Step 3 – Turning on USB Root Hub
- Launch the Device Manager window by entering the ‘devmgmt.msc’ command without the single quotes in the Windows search bar.
- Click View -> Show hidden devices and expand all the sections by clicking the plus icon.
- Check if any entry is greyed out. If so, right-click it and choose the Uninstall option.
- Do the same to uninstall the rest of the greyed out entries.
- After rebooting the computer, check if the Seagate 1TB external hard drive problem has been resolved.
Step 4 – Virus removal software
- If the drive is infected by a virus attack, you have to remove it using the built-in antivirus program or any other third-party security software.
- Once done, format the Seagate hard drive to make it readable.
- You can get technical assistance from our support member in resolving the Seagate 1TB hard drive problem.
- If you need a remote assistance to fix Seagate 1TB external hard drive not reading. Click the call button available on the screen.