T.c. Bowman

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

18 Jan 2013
Windows 8
Explorer 10
18 Jan 2013 | Windows 8 | Explorer 10

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.