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When I plug in my external harddrive, Windows misidentifies it. It wasn't always this way...?

OK, I bought a Lacie Big Disk 500GB hard drive it works fine once windows properly identifies it. However presently, no matter what sequence I turn it on or plug it into my usb port Windows tries to install it as new hardware instead of just accessing the files or offering me the choice window. I'm deffinately no techy and I think this is an easy solution but my friend whom is sent his hard drive back to manufacture for repair for the same problem. That's not right is it? Anywho, thanks Scott

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If Windows system did any upgrades it could lose drive settings. First, allow it some time to rebuild driver's database; if that doesn't work then try to restore windows to previous point.

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SOURCE: Can't access my lacie external hard drive

I would first plug it in to a different PC, this will tell you if the problem is the Lacie or Windows Vista.
if it works on a different PC then remove it from Device manager or go to the Lacie website for Vista updates.

If it does not work on a different PC then there are 3 possibilities
1. the drive got cleared data lost
2. the enclosure is bad (I would bet on this)
3. the drive is bad

purchase a USB enclosure, remove the drive and install it in the new enclosure plug in and test.

Hope this helps
thanks for rating

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Lacie 250GB Hard Disk is not being recognized by PC (Windows XP)

Some PC's cannot deliver enough power to the USB devices to function properly through the USB port.
Does your Lacie hard disk have a power input connector if so conect a power adapter to it before you put it into your USB port.

Another alternative, get a powered USB hub connect it into your computer then connect the Lacie hard drive to the powered USB hub.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My 500GB Lacie harddrive says it full too

Way too little information to solve this problem. Operating system and connection type are good places to start. errors if any during installation, startup, or during connection also would help. format type and OS format type and if it was previously used on a different type of system like mac to pc or linux/unix.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi I have a Lacie External Harddrive 500gb, when I

The disk was probably dropped or jolted. You can consider the drive bad now. The arm is broken inside. You can format the drive but most likely it won't work after that. Getting the data retrieved can cost up to $2500-$5000.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: windows 7 won't recognize lacie 500 gb hard drive

let it windows 7 format your lacie 500. and check for permission.

Posted on May 02, 2010

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1. the usb connector in the PC may have a broken board contact needs soldering or replacement.
2. there may be a broken USB cord to the external usb drive
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4. A new case may be needed with a new controller.

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log onto d computer as administrator
2.
start->my computer->manag
3.under storage->disk management
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5.on d selct to disk intialize page click next
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I have the same issue, however with my verbatim 500g its ok. i believe it is because the lacie is a desktop external and therefore is compatable with windows xp and 7 alone.
Verbatim is a "portable" external hard drive which makes it compatible with several different systems. I would suggest returning it, I just formatted my old verbatim harddrive and set up mediaasharing. Through my router. You can actually route the lacie harddrive by going to my computer and right click the icon. Next go to share with; advanced settings and allow all. Then when you turn your ps3 on search for media servers... I would suggest to google media server for ps3 to get it all seet up. GOOD LUCK

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