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Lacie sounds like its working , but i can't find the icon on computer

My lacie external hd is not showing up on my desktop, or in the "my computer" section. when i plugged in the camera i clicked on "my computer" and this was the area where the icon came up after which i could drag and copy the files to my desk top. is there a place i should be looking? the hd is making noises, as is it is working, but nothing else happens.

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Re: lacie sounds like its working , but i can't find the...

Your hard dive is probably not formatted. You can check if your external hard drive is detected by the BIOS during bootup. 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.

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