Question about LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

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Works on one computer but not on the other

My external hard-drive, Lacie by F.A. Porche 250 gb, worked fine on my HP desktop, has Vista OS, but the motherboard recently went out and needs to be replaced. Until then I wanted to use the device on my Toshiba laptop also running Vista. The problem is when I attach it to the laptop it sees the device but wants to format it. Obviously I don't want to format the device because I will lose years of work. What can I do?

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If the warning you're referring to is the same warning you get when you plug flash drives in you can simply choose the continue without scanning the drive option.

If you mean the drive shows up in My Computer but every time you click on it, it pops up saying it's not formatted then the partition information on the drive is damaged(possibly as a result of the failure on the previous PC, possibly just unplugged while running the last time).

If the latter is the case you will need the help of a pro to get your files back but this type of recovery is fairly simple and usually ranges from $100-$400 for the pros to do. If you would like to explore this option, reply back with your location(Country, State and City), I will recommend a facility or two near you.

Hope this helps FixYa,

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