I see you tried a few of the usuals. Now try that.
hopefully you folks can help
I have an external hard drive (LaCie External 500GB Hard Drive Design by F.A. Porsche) and out of the blue it died. It gave no warning signs (ie noises etc) and I can hear the drive spinning when powered up. It's attached with a USB cable.
I've tried swapping USB caples, power cables and still nothing.
when I plug in the USB cable I can "hear" the noise of WinXP finding hardware, But nothing shows up in My Computer. Ive tried reinstalling the usb drivers and still nothing. My other external hard drives have not had any problems (3 My Books)
The only place I can find the hard drive anwhere is in Conrol Panel - System - Device Manager - Universal Serial Bus Controllers - USB Mass Storage Device...(in properties) It shows that "Location 0 (LaCie Hard Drive USB) and it says the "device is working properly"
I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
WinXP MCE w/ service pack 2
Is there any chance of saving the data on my hard drive. I have some different data recovery software, BUT if windows can't find/recognize the HD, then what?
Thanks in Advance for any help that you folks can share