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Windows 7 won't recognize lacie 500 gb hard drive

I got a Dell Vostro V13 Laptop loaded with Windows 7 home basic OS. I tried to backup my files in a LaCie 500 Gb USB external hard drive (LaCie Desktop hard drive). The system recognizes the hard drive (brand and capacity) but there is no access through windows explorer or even command line. It appears in the hard disk manager, as a primary patition but with no letter. The hard drive works perfecty well on a couple of computers with windows XP professional. I tried to update the driver (windows told me that I got the latest one), change letter from the harddisk manager (an error cames out, told me that the console in not updated), I even call DELL support, they told me the hardware is just fine and this is a "logical problem". Any help is welcome. Thanks!

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Let it windows 7 format your lacie 500. and check for permission.

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Did you check the MS hardware compatability list http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

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