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    All: Problem is now resolved. I deleted the...

    All:

    Problem is now resolved. I deleted the volume using disk management. When I plugged the external back into the USB, Windows recognized it and allowed me to name it, assign a drive letter...
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    jwitalka: When I right click on the drive in disk...

    jwitalka: When I right click on the drive in disk management, all options are grayed out except "delete volume" and "help." I'm not sure if I should delete the volume and then try to have Windows...
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    Rick: The first two links provided come up as...

    Rick: The first two links provided come up as page not found in my browser. I was able to use the Seagate Download Finder link and the result showed that there were no new firmware updates available...
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    Here's a couple of screen captures of what I see...

    Here's a couple of screen captures of what I see with the external drive connected via USB and with Device Manager and Disk Mgr3795337954
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    Thanks to all for your suggestions. I received...

    Thanks to all for your suggestions. I received email notification of the first reply, but not to the ensuing replies, so I'm late in reading these. Give me a day or so to run through these...
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    Seagate External Drive Issue

    I recently had to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my personal laptop. Prior to the rebuild, I had used an external hard drive from Seagate to backup my personal files. When I connected the...
  7. HansPeter: Thank you for the instructions. I...

    HansPeter:

    Thank you for the instructions. I created a restore point and then deleted the adapter driver from Device Manager. Windows restored the adapter driver upon reboot and now I...
  8. Windows 8.1 Requires Network Adapter to be Reset After Boot

    Ever since I applied the Windows 8.1 upgrade, I fail to automatically connect to my home Wi-Fi network when I boot my laptop. When I run the Network Troubleshooter, it resets my network adapter and...
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    Many thanks for the article, Fred. A point of...

    Many thanks for the article, Fred. A point of clarification about the third party apps removed during refresh: I have Office 2013 installed. This is not a native Win 8 app and was not downloaded...
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    Installation of a router would create a wi-fi...

    Installation of a router would create a wi-fi network in your home that other devices could use without being directly connected to the ethernet cable. Make sure that you enable security on your...
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    Does the iPad require a monthly data plan?

    Does the iPad require a monthly data plan?
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    jwitalka: The USB suggestion didn't make any...

    jwitalka: The USB suggestion didn't make any difference. I'll try the CHKDSK now. I have a sneaky feeling that my issue might be hard drive related.......
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    Chowur: If I'm reading the linked article...

    Chowur: If I'm reading the linked article correctly, this is addressing the default selection time once the dual boot menu is presented. My issue is the length of time it takes to get to the dual...
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    After reading this article, it seems like this is...

    After reading this article, it seems like this is a way to reduce the amount of time once the dual boot menu is presented. My problem is that from cold/re-boot, it takes 10 minutes to get to the...
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    Ten-minute boot time for old XP machine

    My wife works at home full time using a company provided PC. However, we have an old Dell PC running XP that is used as a temporary fallback in the event that issues occur with her work PC. The old...
  16. chowur: Thanks for the link. This gives me a...

    chowur: Thanks for the link. This gives me a number of things to try/check that I never would've thought of myself. But, wow, the comment thread on that post stretches forever! I think that it's...
  17. My Windows 7 Laptop Stopped Printing to my XP Printer

    A printer on my home wireless network is connected to an XP desktop. I also have two Win7 laptops and have previously been able to share the printer over wireless with the laptops.

    This has...
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    Thanks to all for your replies/suggestions. I'm...

    Thanks to all for your replies/suggestions. I'm sorry that I've been late to acknowledge all of your help.

    I did check my power settings and hibernation was not a factor. I'm still not sure why...
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    Thanks to everyone for your earlier suggestions. ...

    Thanks to everyone for your earlier suggestions.

    I'm pretty current on antivirus and malware scanning, but just to be safe, I re-ran all my tools tonight and everything came back clean. I also...
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    Screen Blanks out on Dell Inspiron 1525

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 that is a couple of years old. It has been a good home machine, but in the last three days it suddenly loses it's display for no apparent reason. The...
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