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Can't access my lacie external hard drive


my external Lacie 250G (almost full) has stopped being recognized when i turn it on. I mean the computer (windows vista) recognizes a new device (sound alert) and when i click safely remove hardware it states that the device is working properly. But i cannot access the drive - i get the message that i have to format the drive, because it has not yet been formatted. Plus it does not recognize it in "computer" as Lacie drive as it did before, neither does the autoplay start - not even manually.

Help would really be appreciated. Thx

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  • joybro2000 Jan 09, 2008

    Thanks for the prompt reply!

    The drive does not work on a different PC, so I will go and purchase the enclosure plug in and report back.

    Thx again

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Cannot find it in control panel or access the External HD in any way that I know of. How can i make it recognizable and accessible.



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I would first plug it in to a different PC, this will tell you if the problem is the Lacie or Windows Vista.
if it works on a different PC then remove it from Device manager or go to the Lacie website for Vista updates.

If it does not work on a different PC then there are 3 possibilities
1. the drive got cleared data lost
2. the enclosure is bad (I would bet on this)
3. the drive is bad

purchase a USB enclosure, remove the drive and install it in the new enclosure plug in and test.

Hope this helps
thanks for rating

Posted on Jan 09, 2008


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