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Hard drive not mounting

The drive was working fine since I bought it 2 months ago. Then about a week ago, I went to back up some files and found it strange that it was not mounted on my desktop even though the power light was on. Restarted my computer and it mounted just fine. This AM I noticed it did not mount again. Restarting my computer, or even turning it off, letting it rest, and turning back it back on again repeatedly does nothing. Tried switching to a different firewire port and then to a USB connection, but still no luck. My computer doesn't even detect new hardware even though the powerlight to the backup drive continues to go on and off whenever I start up or shut down my computer. This is my first backup hard drive. Is this what happens when the backup drive "fails"? Anyway to recover it? Or is it dead?

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    LaCie HD doesn't mount.  It's been very slow, but isn't full.  It has over 180 GB of free space.  I can't even find software other than SilverKeeper which I've never used.

  • rohtash Sep 07, 2008

    Hi I have LaCie 250 GB HD designed by F. A PORSCHE

    When I connect it with my computer, the new hardware found wizard comes up. But I don't have any my driver cd with me. When I looked at lacie website, I did not find any driver for Win XP. I installed the LaCie dervice updated tool which says "your driver was already updated" but still I am not able to access my driver. It is not mounting with any driver letter.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    disc wont mount


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If you still have the files on your pc and just use the drive as a backup, then there is nothing lost yet, and no need to recover, just return to retailer. But if there is any sign of life, check; Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager>Hardware,see if your Drive is in the list, if not, on top right there is an icon for scan for new hardware. See if your PC can find your drive, if not return it.

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