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I bought my lacie 1TB hard drive and when i pluged it in to use it all it did was try format its self and now when i plug it in to my lap top it just says available space 9.99mb.where has all the rest of the available space gone.i can not locate it. cheers Garry maltby

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Connect the LACIE.
Click Start
Right-click My Computer
Click Manage
Expand the Storage branch of the tree
Click Disk Management (local)
Does it show a bar-graph for the LACIE?
What do you see?

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