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LaCie 2d 500GB isnt recognized

On windows XP, plugged in (USB2) a Lacie 500GB 2d Safe HD, shows up as Drive E: but when I double left click on it, message says "No media Loaded", troubleshooting doesnt help, tried on 2 other computers for the same result. Upgraded the drivers, tried older versions also.

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Has the drive been formatted? Before using a hdd it has to be formatted. In Windows XP you have choices of FAT 32 or NTFS format. Hope this helps.

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