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Drive mysteriously went from 250GB to 55MB!?

Is there a way to reformat the drive and start from scratch? A friend gave this thing to me because he gave up trying to figure out why it freaked out. When I look at disc properties it says there is only 55MB disc space total. What the heck happened to the other 249.945GB?? Lacie is completely unresponsive to questions regarding this problem... Thanks.

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Re: Drive mysteriously went from 250GB to 55MB!?

Hi, It would seem that the LaCie(300770) 250 GB Hard Drive would need partitioning and not only formatting to be able to recover the missing space. This is better explained by Microsoft Support . Alternately, you can right click on "My Computer, click on Manage, click on Disk Management, right click on the Lacie drive and delete its current partition. Ok or Apply, Windows may ask you to reboot. Do the Disk Management again. If the Lacie's original/erroneous partition has been successfully deleted, it will now show as "Unknown Partition". To create your new partition, right click on the unallocated space (black stripe on top), click on "New Partition" on the menu. To format, simply right click on the Lacie and click on Format. As a matter of choice, I prefer to use Partition Magic and/or Seatools for Windows. If using any of the above method and the Lacie will not partition/format or errors keep on appearing, it may be that the Lacie is no longer usable as a whole. Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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