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External drive & Vista

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Andre
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Aug7-08, 09:43 AM
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There are probably earlier threads about this, but I couldn't locate them quickly, so risking to be redundant with the question but ..

.. my daughter bought herself a LaCie 500gig harddrive for unlimited movie looking. The gadget works fine with XP, but Vista ignores it completely.

Any tips?
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Aug7-08, 09:54 AM
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Ignores it completely? As in, there's no system response like an error beep or anything when you plug the USB cable in?
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Aug7-08, 11:16 AM
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Right,m no response whatsoever, that is the drive starts to make more noise but Vista is completely silent.

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Aug7-08, 11:28 AM
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External drive & Vista

Was it on the same computer but different OS you plugged the drive in, or a different computer? Maybe the USB port is faulty?
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Aug7-08, 01:28 PM
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Tried all the USB ports as well also another Vista laptop, no joy. The hard disk has it's own power source, so that can't be the problem either.
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Aug7-08, 01:55 PM
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move back to XP!

see if

computer management (or control panel) -- > disk management recognizes it

see this too
http://tim.mackey.ie/VistaDriverProb...HardDrive.aspx


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