Help! Lacie external drive not working!

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    Help! Lacie external drive not working!

    Help, I have just switched on my Lacie drive, which was working fine yesterday, and today it isn't working.

    I have 2 of them, one working. I have swapped all the cables, so I know that isn't the problem.

    The light comes on but it never pops up as an external drive in Windows. Any ideas or recommendations of software?

    Thanks very much!


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    Did you have them BOTH connected at the same time?
    Can you connect EITHER of them one at a time?


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    I have always had them both connected at the same time.

    Now doesn't work either with them both connected or just with the dead one.

    Usually, when I have had a dead drive, windows can see it but can't access it - meaning recovery software can usually pull some data off it.
    This time - nothing!

    200Gb of data on the disk. Nothing critical but a big shame none the less.


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    Are you saying that the drive shows in Windows?


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    No it doesn't. That is the big p*sser!


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    So in that case either the drive is incorrectly set to master instead of slave or vice-versa OR another drive has taken up a drive letter originally used by the LaCie drive.


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    hmmm try this....

    *right click on "My Computer" left click on "Manage" left click on "removeable storage" and see if they turn up there.

    James


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    or try the Disk management button which is just below removeable storage....

    James


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    Quote Originally Posted by InstructerJames
    or try the Disk management button which is just below removeable storage....

    James
    Tried all that before, Windows simply can't see the drive.

    I don't think it is a master / slave issue as there are no jumpers accessable to change.

    This is the 3rd Lacie external drive I have had stop working in the last 2 years. Maybe there is a lesson there.

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    I lost 116 gig of MP3s due to a hard disk failure last year. My brother lost about 80 gig of videos this year. I still use externals, but I backup anything I want to save permanently onto DVD or DVD-9 now.


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