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I can hear/feel lacie unitwarmup/spin up after plugging it in, but nothing seems to be recognizing it (Neither SIW, nor refreshing view in ''my computer). Other towers/laptops notice it, so i suspect there's a problem on my end, not neccesarily with the external unit. I'm running xp, mac units seem to see it. it's and external partitioned out to exchange/lacie, and lacie is accessed only on the main unit (which is the one it can't function on currently.)

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Hi,

If it recognizes on the Macs but not the PC the first question to ask is, is the drive formatted for Mac or PC? If it is formatted for Mac the PC will need to add www.macdisk.com to provide a driver that will let it use the ac format.

If it's formatted for PC or if you already have Macdisk installed then the problem is with the PC but may require a bit more digging.

Let me know how you make out,

Chris

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