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Lacie Rugged 160GB not being recognized in "My Computer" window

The computer recognizes the device and says it is working properly, all the usb ports are working properly, but I cannot select the device in the "My Computer" screen so I can't access it to save anything to it

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  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    On a mac computer, usb cables all fine, cant find the LaCie rugged hard drive any more. 

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    yeh its the same with me, its says it ready to be used but it doesnt show up in

    'my computer"

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem... it is as though the computer recognizes it as a usb mass storage device, yet does not actually create some way of accessing it

  • jennyb10 Dec 17, 2008

    I need to get something off a Lacie Rugged Drive but my computer won't recognise it. It is usually used with a MAC but I have a PC - would this make a difference? I've downloaded the latest drivers but it made no difference.

  • phnafum Jan 05, 2009

    Can't see the device in order to map it. Would prefer a solution that does not involve reformatting, as data is already stored on the drive.

  • ja m e May 14, 2009

    on a mac. 300gb hd version.


    this drive keeps on disappearing. sometimes recognized sometimes not. will always disappear after a certain amount of time.


    this is my second failed lacie rugged in one week. first one had the same symptoms and then terminally failed.


    am simply waiting for this one to die completely before i take it back. if I return it in this half dead state then the retailer tells me theres a good chance lacie will simply send it back after 3 weeks.


    do not trust this hard drive.
    certainly do not buy it.
    check google for evidence.

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You may need to add that drive, under the my computer panel

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I went into 'my computer' to 'view system information' then 'hardware' then 'device manager' then 'USB controllers' if necessary, and saw a red x through one of the usb symbols. i clicked on it, and it listed my rugged 250, said it was disabled, i clicked to enable it, and the computer found it, seems to be letting me backup now

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If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.


Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).

The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.


If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.


Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.


Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.


If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.


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Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."


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The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.


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