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Computer does not recognize LaCie or give me a drive letter for it

I want to use my LaCie as an external storage device. I cannot locate it on my computer and when I try to back-up it says it can't access it.

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Is it a usb? have you tried another usb port?
you may need to remove the usb ports from the system and have the computer reinstall ( make sure you have the correct drivers before you do that).

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Then go to the USB section and enable USB drive.

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Hello,

First of all make sure that the USB port that you are

using to connect it to your PC is a USB 2.0 port, and

not USB 1.0.

Also if it came with an external power, connect it to

the external power before putting on your PC.

This is because the voltage supplied by USB 1.0 is

lower than that of USB 2.0 and therefore might not

be enough to power up your USB Drive.

After making sure about this, power up your system,

and plug the harddrive, then Right-Click on my

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On the Disk management option Page you should

see ALL the drives installed on your system,

including the hidden ones, so what you will just do is,

try and locate the one representing your harddrive,

and right click on it. then select "Change Drive letter

and Paths", and give the drive any new, unique letter

(i.e alphabet) different from the ones already on your

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This should make your harddrive to be detected

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Try this out and let me know how it goes.

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This is a good start:
In order to use it, you will need to have it recognized by your PC/LAPTOP and/or format it by following the steps below: (Your external drive should be automatically recognized by your Windows O/S but in some rare case, you need to tell your PC/Laptop that it has a new drive connected and what drive letter to use it :
CONTROL PANEL -> ADMISTRATIVE TOOLS -> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT -> STORAGE -> DISK MANAGEMENT -> locate your external drive -> right click on the external drive to bring up the context menu -> if required, Create required partition(s) -> if required, Quick FORMAT (NTFS is fine but I suggest FAT32 on some partition for more compatibility on drive/partition of less 32Gb) -> 'change drive letter and path' to assign a drive letter to your partition(s)/external drive(s) .

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Connect the drive but do not Format the drive, right click 'my computer' then 'manage' go to 'storage/disk management' view the drives; your usb drive will not be allocated a drive letter. You can set one manually or leave it for about 2~5 minutes for one to be allocated auto. Each time you connect the drive you may have to do this.

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I would suspect your USB drivers. Go into device manager and remove (uninstall) any device under the USB heading. Reboot and see if it works better. Also I would try the drive on another computer to make sure it is working find and try a different USB cable just in case.

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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

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