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Prestige desktop hard drive, it says mac or pc but cannot format it. trying utilities, disk but get no where after that.

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if you just want a wipe of drive take it out of PC chasis and run a magnet all over it. or put it in another pc drive bay and run dos Format command on that drive letter (E:) or whatever letter is assigned to it.
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I tried to install Windows XP and now it only sees half the hard disk of 320 GB that is only 160.


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I am trying to format my new prestige desktop hard drive and i am not having success.


Is this a spare drive as well as your system drive? Are you installing an operating system or is there already one running on the PC? How are you trying to format it? Give me some deatils and I'll try my best to help you.

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I need to download the LACIE setup assistant and can't find my software. Does anyone know where I can find this program to download. I need to format my Lacie drive for windows. Thanks


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Please click on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser. And follow the steps. To download the drivers click on the Download which is present in the right side of the document.

http://www.lacie.com/support/faq/faq.htm?faqid=10550
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http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Lacie-USB-2-Driver.shtml
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http://list.driverguide.com/list/company1220/

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