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Did you try showing "hidden folders and files"?
In the Explorer, select the Tools menu, and pick Folder Options.
Select the View tab and in the list enable "show hidden files and folders".
You can also try showing system files (so choose not to hide them).

That should show you all files and folders on the disk.

Do make sure you are logged in as a user with admin rights.

LaCie External... | Answered on May 15, 2009


Have you tried showing hidden and system files?
In the Windows Explorer, go to the Tools menu and select Options or Folder Options.
In the View tab, scroll in the list and make sure show hidden files is selected. You can also unselect the 'hide system files' option.

That will show you anything on the disk!

Jules

LaCie External... | Answered on Apr 02, 2009


That means that your computer is reading/writing to your hard drive

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/lou_afa492c634393790

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009


The drive is faulty, either faulty head or motor, data is lost.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009


YOU MAY OF SHORTED OUT THE CONTROLLER BOARD FOR THE DEVICE DRIVE, THEY MAKE REPLACEMENT BOARDS FOR YOU DRIVE YOU HAVE TO CONTACT THE VENDER OF THE DRIVE AND TELL THEM WHAT HAPPEN AND YOU NEED TO GET ANOTHER CONTROL BOARD SENT OUT UNLESS YOU BOUGHT AN EXTENTED WARRENTY THAN YOU ARE COVERED, IF YOU BOUGHT THREW A CREDIT CARD THAN SEE IF THE CC COMPANY DOES EXTENDED WARRENTYS ON COMPUTER EQUIPMENT IN PLACE, SOME CC COMPANYS DOUBLE THE WARRENT OF THE MFG.

ROD

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 13, 2009


LOOK FOR THE FEE SOFTWARE OR FREEWARE, SHAREWARE, MOST OF THE TIME THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DONT REALLY WANT ANY MONEY UNLESS THEY THINK THEY GOT YOU BY THE THE NUTS AND YOU ARE GOING TO PAY FOR IT OR YOUR EQUIPMENT WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. THIS IS UNFAIR TO THE MAC WORLD BECAUSE THAT IS TRUE BECUASE THERE ARE NOT VERY MANY PROGAMERS IN THE MAC LANGUAGE SOFTWARE
PROGRAMING. BUT I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IF I CAN.

YOU MAY GO ON LINE AND TYPE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM AND SEE IF ANYONE ELSE HAS HAD THAT PROBLEM AND MAYBE YOU WILL HAVE SOMEONE JUST LIKE YOU TO SHARE THE INFORMATION YOU ARE ASKING ME ABOUT.

THIS MITE BE A PROGRAM YOU HAVE ON THE USB DRIVE THAT HAS TO BE ACTIVATED IN ORDER TO CONTINUE WORKING AND STOP THAT ANNOYING POP UP.

MFG NAME,MAKE,MODEL, CONTINUES ACTIVATION REQUEST FOR MACDRIVE 7
(I KNOW I DONT HAVE ALL INFORMATION AVAIBLE TO COMPLETE YOU PROBLEM BUT THIS IS A sample OKAY.

2 SITES THAT ALSO MAY HELP: ASK.COM & ABOUT.COM

ROD

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 13, 2009


To correct and solve this error, follow this steps:

1. Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar)
2. Stop wscript.exe process if available by highlighting the process name and clicking End Process.
3. Then terminate explorer.exe process.
4. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…).
5. Type “cmd” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
6. Type the following command one by one followed by hitting Enter key:

del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a

c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected.
7. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…).
8. Type “regedit” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
9. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
10. Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed):

“Userinit”=”C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,”

If the value is incorrent, modify it to the valid value data.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009


this is a common issue however its bad news, your inter motor stopt working and there's no point repairing it and you cant get your data back either

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 07, 2009


u need to install the driver

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 04, 2009


it is going to crash soon as the platter seems to broken it is non repairable yes but u can save the data by taking help of any good tech

LaCie External... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009


Did you format the drive using Disk Utility? Open "disk utility" from the dock icon or applications/utilities folder. Click the drive name on the left side of the disk utility window. click the "partition" tab in the window, next click the "options" tab and select GUID Partition scheme, or any Mac compatible scheme, read each explanation of the schemes. Name and resize your partitions, click apply. This is how it works running Leopard, not positive if the same applies to Tiger. I hope this helps you

LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 15, 2009


the manual is 30 gb ? ... i would suggest shutting off your screensaver and antivirus program and attempting to download again

LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 06, 2009


Ok,Download software for recover your data from Memory Card, Phone, HDD or any other Storage Device ----
Download from the following link ------

http://www.dasofts.com/software/3675-recover-my-files-3.98-build-6218.html


Note- this software is works only with windows operating system so, connect your Memory Card, Phone, HDD or any other Storage Device to computer to recover data.



For any other help contact me.



Thanks

LaCie External... | Answered on Dec 26, 2008


When the motor and the heads start getting noisy, clicking andwhirring, and the hard disk access time gets abnormally longer thanusual, that means that the disk can fail at any time.

Better saving all your data and get a replacement drive.

If this happened on two Lacie and they did not receive any shock, then call Lacie to complain : Contact Support

Let me know if you need info on how to get data recovery.

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008


When the motor and the heads start getting noisy, clicking and whirring, and the hard disk access time gets abnormally longer than usual, that means that the disk can fail at any time.

Better saving all your data and get a replacement drive.

If this happened on two Lacie and they did not receive any shock, then call Lacie to complain : Contact Support

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008


No much help I can give, when an hard drive beeps it has motor error or head error, the disk hardwar is faulty, and you are not able to recover anything from the disk.

A safe data recovery can only be performed by specialized companies on a facility called clean room, where dust is completely removed from the room using a vacuum.

The data recovery using this kind of equipment does not cost less than $800.

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008


500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply (57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output, hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with simultaneous flashing led.

Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 16, 2008


Sounds like the motor got stuck.
Is it melody-like beeping?
Anything similar to these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 11, 2008


You will need to find a SATA cable. Usually there are some supplied with motherboard.

LaCie External... | Answered on Nov 09, 2008

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