You’ve bought the Seagate 2 TB external hard drive for storing all your digital contents in it. When you try to connect the drive to your computer, it should appear on your Windows 10 desktop because the computer detects the drive automatically.
Sometimes, the drive will not appear due to some hardware issues or because of a problem with the drive itself. You can resolve the problem by implementing the solutions provided in this article.
How to fix it?
- Initially, check whether the hard drive is properly connected to your computer. Ensure that the power cables are securely connected at both ends. The major reason why your Seagate 2TB external hard drive is not working on your Windows 10 is, you might have plugged the drive into a faulty USB port. This action could cause an error.
- So, you can connect the drive to a different USB port on your computer.
- You can also change the external hard drive letter if your computer does not detect your Seagate external hard drive.
Changing drive letter to fix the problem:
- On your Windows computer, click the Start menu. Now, type “Disk Management” in the search bar and then select the Disk Management option from the search results.
- In that window, go to the Storage section and select your drive.
- Now, right-click the drive and select the Change Drive Letter and Paths option.
- Click the Change button. In the next window, select your preferred drive letter from the drop-down menu. Cross-check it and finally press OK.
- You can now see the drive with a newly changed drive letter on your desktop.
Still unhappy with the solution?
Disable Fast Startup. If it is turned on, your Seagate external hard drive might not be detected by your computer. So, refer to the solution given below to fix the problem.
Disabling Fast Startup:
- On your Windows 10 computer, navigate to Control Panel.
- Select the Hardware and Sounds section. Go to Power Options.
- Now, you can click Choose what the power button does in the left navigation bar. Since the Fast Startup option is turned on, click the Change settings that are currently available link to change the settings.
- You can now scroll down to select Shutdown settings.
- Disable Fast Startup and click the Save changes button to save the settings.
- Connect the drive to a different computer.
- Uninstall the installed antivirus application.
- Use a different power outlet.
That’s how you fix the problem.