How to Fix Seagate Hard Drive Issues on Windows 10

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and 2008

Some Windows 10 users have reported problems with Seagate hard drives. Reports say that users have trouble accessing their Seagate hard drives, especially external drives that is not working or seen anywhere else on computer after they upgrade to Windows 10.

Since hard drives store thousands of files and photos, any issue with the drive could be a disaster…no one wants to lose such a big amount of data stored on it. If you are one among them and wondering is there anything to do to help in recovering back data?

Of course there is! Follow below solutions/methods and easily fix Seagate hard drive not working on Windows 10 issue.

Solution #1: Use a Different USB port

In order to plug your hard drive to a different port, you’ll need one more USB device which is working fine say USB Mouse, connected to computer. Now follow these steps,

  • When the system boots to Windows 10, remove the working USB Mouse
  • Attach USB Mouse to another port and connect Seagate drive to the port to which USB Mouse was attached previously

Well, this method seems to work more with Seagate GoFlex drives. Even after performing the above steps, your problem is not solved or you have a different Seagate drive, then go to next solution.

Solution #2: Disable Fast Startup

Your Seagate hard drive might not work on Windows 10 if the Fast Startup is turned on. You’ll need to turn off in order to quickly fix Seagate hard drive issues on Windows 10. Follow these instructions:

  • Navigate to Start button and choose Control Panel
  • Choose Hardware and Sound > Power Options
  • Select Change what the power button does from the left side of the window pane
  • Then click Change settings that are currently unavailable and scroll down to the settings of Shutdown
  • Now uncheck Turn off Fast Startup
  • Click Save changes and restart the computer

Solution #3: Remove all the Seagate Programs from Windows 10 and reinstall them

To do this, follow this procedure

  • Go to Settings and then choose System
  • Select Apps and Features from the list available on the left hand side
  • Wait for the list of installed application to display. When they appear, select Seagate software to uninstall it
  • Now it’s time to download Seagate software and install it again on your computer. To do this, go to Seagate’s Website
  • Finally, update the drivers manually

If still the issue has not been resolved, then continue reading.

Solution #4: Reinstall Paragon Driver software

First of all, uninstall and Paragon driver software by following the first three steps mentioned in the previous solution. Then,

  • Install a new Paragon driver from the Seagate official website
  • Right click on Paragon driver setup file and then select Properties
  • Navigate to Compatibility tab, and tick the box before Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  • Then select an older version of Windows
  • Click Apply and OK to save the changes and then run the setup again

Paragon driver can be seen often with Seagate Backup Plus hard drive. To fix these issues, you need to reinstall Paragon driver.

However, these are the most recommended ways to fix Seagate hard drive issues. Even you can try partitioning your hard drive or assigning a drive letter to resolve the issue. If still the issue is not yet resolved and you are unable to restore data from your Seagate hard drive, then the drive might have got damaged. To recover data from corrupted drives, go to next method.

Solution #5: Use Seagate Hard Drive Recovery Software

With the help of Seagate Hard Drive Recovery Application, you can easily resolve Seagate hard drive not working on Windows 10 and then recover all the data present on it. To perform recovery operation, go through these steps:

  • Download and install the software on Windows computer
  • Attach the Seagate hard drive to that computer and run the tool
  • Select Recover Partitions / Drives
  • Now, select Partition Recovery to restore data from corrupted hard drive
  • Choose the Seagate hard drive to recover files and click on Next to proceed
  • Software scans the selected drive and displays the recovered files
  • Preview the recovered files
  • Provide the destination location to save recovered data
  • Then finally, save the outcome results
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However, this software is able to retrieve data from all the series of Seagate hard drive such as Seagate GoFlex, Seagate Backup Plus, Seagate Barracuda, etc. Even if you are looking to recover data from Seagate Backup Plus 4TB hard drive data, you can use this application and perform the task using similar steps as mentioned above.

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