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LaCie hard drive is not recognized by Windows Vista

I recently upgraded my OS to Windows Vista Ultimate. Since then it has not been able to recognise my Lacie Hi Speed USB 2.0 Hard Disk. It says that the Hard Disk is compatible with Vista yet I cannot find a solution. Any help would be appreciated.
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Sam

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  • TPS07 Nov 01, 2008

    My drive was formated to Fat32 so that I could use it download video from my Sanyo HD cam. Lacie says that the drive should work as is, but I have the same problem.

  • Juan Vallejo
    Juan Vallejo Jan 14, 2009

    I am having the same problem. My External HDD is under FAT32 and I have Vista Home Premium (32bit) It seems to be installed correctly but I have no access, it is not shown under my HDD´s.... please some help!

  • Juan Vallejo
    Juan Vallejo Jan 14, 2009

    I am having the same problem. My config:

    1 TB Lacie triple Interface - FAT32
    Windows PC Vista Home Premium

    I have tried installing it by firewire or USB... seems to be installed but not shown under my HDD...!!

    PLEASE HELP ME

  • JARiccio Apr 12, 2009

    I have a WD1001FALS 1tb hard drive that I move around from one computer to another. It is formatted FAT32 (on my MAC). Now, I move it to the VISTA Ultimate PC and it only shows up and "unallocated space".



    Can you run a FAT32 partitioned hard drive on Windows Vista? And if so, how??



    This is not running and OS, only backed up files.



    Many Thanks.

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Well my hard drive is formatted in NTFS as this is how the instruction manual told me to. It's ok...i wasn't liking vista all that much so i rolled back to X. Cheers for the help anyway guys.

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Thx for the reply. However, my the solution for me was easy; just plug the drive into another usb port. I guess the initial port I used was picky. My Vista 64 does recognize Fat 32.

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Vista will not work in fat32 format

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