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OS: Windows 8 HDD: 4TB WD Green plugged in to a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk PC: Awesome home rig to Acer Aspire U all-in-one.

So this is a pretty weird problem. The drive worked perfectly fine on my home rig. Using this goflex desk thing, my 500GB NTFS and other identical 4TB drive (empty and NTFS) opens up in Windows Explorer no problem.

Diagnostics, diskcheck, disk management, etc. All show that the drive is online and healthy, but all options to tamper with the drive in any way or greyed out in disk management, and a volume doesn't show up for the drive in diskcheck.

Any ideas?

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Look in the event log - the System category. It might say something like Disk 69 failed to <something>. Keep an eye out for any event, but usually the source is volmgr, atapi or disk –  ta.speot.is Jan 26 at 7:33
    
Nothing comes up in the system log. The Seagate dashboard pops up and trys to recognize it forever and this pops up in the application log though: The description for Event ID 0 from source IconMan_R cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event. The following information was included with the event: 0034FB2B Device Arrival –  user293373 Jan 26 at 7:52

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