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80 gig free agent go, USB

I was saving a file to this hard drive when it "locked up". After I rebooted the computer the drive is no longer recognized, and it makes a continous beeping sound. I have tried two different laptops with the same results. What can I do to recover?

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Re: 80 gig free agent go, USB

Is your hard drive detected by the BIOS? You can also check this by Right click on taskbar > properties > startmenu > customize > advanced > scroll down completely and select system administration tools "Display on the all programs menu" > ok. Click on start > all programs > administrative tools > computer management > double click on storage. click on disk management(local) here you should see your lacie. If you dont then the drive is probably not detected. If you see, you can just partition it from here and it will appear in your my computer. If it is indeed detected, you will have to use a application like Recover my files to recover your data and then partition and format the drive.

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Re: 80 gig free agent go, USB

I checked the Right click on taskbar > properties > startmenu > customize > advanced > scroll down completely and select system administration tools "Display on the all programs menu" > ok. Click on start > all programs > administrative tools > computer management > double click on storage. click on disk management(local) - the drive was not detected.

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