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My computer has stopped recognising the driver for a 500gb Lacie Premier Multimedia Hard disk. It appears as 'Unknown device". how do i locate and replace the driver.

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  • Anuj Joshi
    Anuj Joshi May 11, 2010

    Which Operating Syatem are you using?



    Has this Hard Drive ever worked for you?



    Since when are you facing this issue?



    A couple of questions that will help me in answering your questions... :-)



    I am available on Chat as well!

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    You can try unplugging the drive, then plugging it back in. If the drive is still not recognized that is an indicator of a problem with the drive. The most cost effective solution is replace the drive and use your back-up to replace the data.

    You do have your data backed up, right?


  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    whats brand model? how long HDD used?

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