Why doesn’t Windows 8 recognize my Seagate GoFlex external drive?

T.c. Bowman January 18, 2013
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When I plug in the drive it shows up in “Device Manager” and “Devices and Printers” with a yellow exclamation point, and it doesn’t show up at all in “Disk Management”. When I try to troubleshoot it says my driver may need to be updated, but I have already made sure my usb drivers are up to date and working and I have installed the latest software from seagates website including one that says it would fix all windows 8 issues.
I have the 2TB usb 3.0 model, I have tried plugging it in to different usb 3 and usb 2 ports and I have been able to use a different external hard drive just fine.

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