Question about LaCie Big Disk Extreme (300797U) 1000 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Will reinstalling Netowrk Drive (E.B.Disk) delete everything on

We have just moved offices so we had to disconnect hard drives and what not and reconnect in the new office. Unfortuantely, I can not view our LaCie Ethernet Big Disk on my computer (Windows XP). There is a large yellow uestion mark on the device in the device manager panal. It is telling me it was installed incorrectly, but I was able to view it in our old office perfectly fine. Although, there was a large yellow explanation point on the device in the device manager panal when we were at our old office.
I have an option to reinstall, but I don't know if that would erase everything on the hard drive. Will it?? Any info on this would be great!
Thnaks all.
Jen

Posted by on

  • jen210 Dec 11, 2008

    OK...I thought it might delete the files. Thanks for the confirmation.

    So this is how it is hooked up. It is connected directly to my computer via USB, but it is also connected to our network. My studio manager who is in the same room and uses the same network, can see it fine. My second computer could see it at one point, but now it does not see it.

    Should I just shut it down and unplug the hard drive from my computer (USB) and see if it just shows up on my computer via network??

    What will finding the ip address for the hard drive do?? Thanks.

    Jen

  • jen210 Dec 11, 2008

    Hey again,

    I have disconnected the USB cord from my computer and the hard drive so it is only connected to the network hub. I shut the hard drive down first as well as my computer and then rebooted them both. My computer is not recognizing the drive. I haven't found the ip address yet.

    Also, I didn't understand how you suggested to look for the ip address of the hard drive. Can you give a little more info? Thanks.

    Jen

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

Wait.. If you have this hard drive it should be connected using network adapter right? you make it sound like it is connected through USB. Reinstalling the driver on your pc is not a bad idea and it will remove the hard drive files. I suggest go to another pc and search from there. Also, find out the network ip address of that hard drive. If it is plugged in to the network switch then it would be easy for you to access the files even without installing the drivers.
accessing the drives and shared folder:
start-> run and type in \\harddriveIP\sharedfolder

if you don't know the ip use the software lookatlan to search for it.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • Mark Dec 11, 2008

    Yes the shutting down of hard drive and unplugging the power and plugging everything will do a warm boot and will probably fix your problem. What you can also do is unplug your usb hard drive from your pc and plug it in on a different usb port. That should probably look for the driver and fixes your problem. Be sure
    you have at least power users right or administrator right on the pc. I never heard that a hard drive can function even with hard drive and usb is being used at the same time. Anyways, the purpose of IP address is for you to be able to manage and access it anywhere within the network. Lets say your boss just buy a new computer and replace the old one, and he/she wants to access the hard drive from her new computer. You can just go to start and the run and type in the "\\" and then ip address of the hard drive and biam! she can access all the files on the hard drive. Google accessing network hard drive to pc.

  • Mark Dec 12, 2008



    Forget the ip addressing for now. If the pc still can't see the hard drive, try to plug it in on another usb port and restart the pc and the hard drive. See if that could fix it. Also, monitor your boss is still connected.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Help how to format lenovo ideapad s300 in windows 7


If you want to format your entire hard drive (and reinstall windows) You'll need to insert the appropriate windows disk. If you want to reinstall 7, insert your windows 7 disk and boot off of the disk (When booting, it should start by showing a screen that says "Press any key to boot from CD..." and you can just press a key on your keyboard. From there, follow the on screen instuctions. When you get to the drive partitioning step, select your hard drive and partition you want to format. You can delete the partition you have and make a new one if you want to totally clean the computer (WARNING: This will literally delete everything on your computer. Everything). From there you continue and finish the setup (it may run for a while). And you have a fesh new hard drive and operating system install.

Sep 12, 2013 | Lenovo IdeaPad S300 Laptop Computer -...

1 Answer

On start up, netbook gives "Disk Read Error. Press


1. See If there is something attached to the computer (printer, usbo devices, phones etc.) . If there is disconnect it
1. Try checking the BIOS make sure the first boot device is the hard drive save the changes and restart the computer
2. If that fails. Try restoring the BIOS to its factory defaults
4. If you can't still boot up. try do a Operating System Reinstall
5. If everything else fails Replace the Hard drive


Thank you for Choosing
Fixya

Jul 03, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

1 Answer

Help transferring files from computer hard drive to La Cie


Well you can ONLY transfer/Move DATA as Programs and Documents & Settings and User Directories, cannot be shifted at all. So It is only the Files and Data that can be Moved off a drive. To gain space back, Right Click on the HDD, go to properties, in properties Under the general, tab the first window, select disk cleanup, remove everything in those boxes and after, that look under Tools tab, & do a disk defragment. This may get you space back. If not you may have to get a new bigger drive, and clone your old drive, then install the new drive and reinstall the Cloned image back onto the new drive?

Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I need to make room on my internal ''C'' drive...was advised to move as many folders as poss to free up space. Have moved Pix, Movies, Doc, Links etc to my WD 500 gb ext HD, but cannot move desktop or...


Have you "emptied" your Recycle Bin?

From the "Start" menu, look in "Accessories".
One of the accessories is a "disk cleanup tool". Run it.
It will also delete all your "Temporary Internet Files" that Internet Explorer has created.

Now that you have "moved" your pictures and movies,
what will you do if your external hard-drive "dies",
taking your _only_ copy of those files to its grave?

It's time to buy a *NEW* "internal" disk-drive, e.g., 400GB for under $100 for a "laptop" disk-drive, reinstall Windows onto it, and copy (not "move") all your files from the external disk-drive to the new disk-drive.

Jan 04, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

An unknown virus from someone is attacking my pc everytime I am browsing the internet.how can i delete the said virus?This was happened when I chatted someone and then he sent me the virus, then laugh out...


Follow "best practices":

1. Disconnect from the Internet (unplug the Ethernet cable, or disable the wireless adapter).
2. Backup all your data files to DVD-writable disks, or to an external disk-drive.

Note that the Windows "Files & Settings Transfer Wizard" is useful for exporting your E-mail & contacts to a file -- ensure that your "backup" includes that "export" file


3. Click START
4. Click RUN
5. Type CMD and press ENTER.
6. Type CD "\Program Files" and press ENTER.
7. Type DIR and press ENTER.
to produce a "hint" of the installed programs, e.g., Adobe (Reader), anti-virus, Microsoft Office, and so on.
8. Find all your original CD-ROMs and license-keys, and downloaded programs (such as anti-virus) so that you can reinstall Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office and the other programs.
9. Reinstall Microsoft Windows.
10. Reinstall Microsoft Office.
11. Reinstall your anti-virus software.
12. Connect to the Internet.
13. Access: http://WindowsUpdate.microsoft.com
14. Click "Upgrade to Microsoft Update".
15. Let Microsoft Update download/install all the latest security-updates for Windows & Office.
16. Reload your data-files from your DVD or external disk-drive.

Good luck! It will take 10 to 12 hours of "baby-sitting" your computer, as it installs & updates Windows & Office.

Nov 05, 2009 | Norton Internet Security 2005...

1 Answer

How do I completely reset my external hard drive


1. You need to check how much free disk space is available on your laptop.
2. You need to check what duplicated files you have on both the laptop and the external hard drive and which is the latest version.
3. You need to decide to move the latest versions of the data files from the external hard drive to the laptop. This automatically delete these from the external hard drive. The older versions on the external hard drive can be deleted.
4. Now you need to check how much data is stored on your external hard drive.
5. If the amount of data stored on the external hard drive exceeds the available disk space on the laptop, then you cannot copy these files to the laptop.
6. If you have sufficient disk space on the laptop you can copy the data from the external hard drive to the laptop. I suggest you make a folder to copy this data to it.
You can now delete all the data from the external hard drive or you can format the external hard drive to make a clean external hard drive.


Oct 01, 2009 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

1 Answer

Unable to fix or remove microsoft office 2003


If you cloned the hard drive, everything should work. In windows, that's what you need to do if you don't have a utility to actually move your programs to a new hard drive.
The answer to your problem is: Reinstall the program from the program CD.

Jul 15, 2009 | Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition...

2 Answers

MY C drive Booting drive is 30GB, in side c drive file properties is showing 20GB bt free space is showing 2GB


Its probably formatted not to use the entire space of the disk, is there another partition or "D" drive where your restore/backup stuff is? That could be take up the rest of the space. Hard disks are always described as being a certain size but can be formatted by windows tlo split up the drive into smaller chunks called partitions. Your C drive/partition might be way less then 30Gb therefore only showing up as 22Gb

May 17, 2009 | Smartdisk - Peripherals - HARD DRIVE,...

2 Answers

2 drives


You really only have one drive. The d drive is a partition of your c drive. It is used for backing up your operating system and system restore.If you need more space, delete your programs that you dont use often or burn them on a disk. Do this with pictures also. After you delete everything you dont use run your defrag. Just be careful you do not delete any windows files

Jan 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Very low on hard disk space!


YOU NEED TO BUY A LARGER HARD DRIVE.YOU CAN GET A 250GB.DRIVE FOR AROUND $100USD OR LESS.ONCE INSTALLED MOVE/TRANSFER FILES TO NEW DRIVE.

Nov 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
LaCie Big Disk Extreme (300797U) 1000 GB Hard Drive Logo

217 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LaCie Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

892 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a LaCie Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...