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Lacie 500gb quadra external drive won't boot using USB cables.

I have a Lacie 500gb quadra external drive. It will boot up using the firewire cable but will not boot anymore when using the USB cables. At first it would boot using a differnet USB port on my mac bur now will not boot on any USB port. This problem started after a power outage to the system. I believe it may have to do with the drive being improperly shut down. Is it a fragmentation problem or a driver problem?

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Microsoft has had some issues in regard to external devices (especially after running some updates). There is a registry patch for this situation. Click below to install the patch. It should fix your external drive problem. All the best!
Greg

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925196#fixit4me

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