External hard drive crash

By lalesperance
Jun 10, 2008
  1. I have the infamous Lacie 250gb external hard drive. It no longer registers anywhere on the computer. Is there anything I can do to recover the files. They are really important files and I would hate to lose them.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    External USB HardDrive?
    Have you tried plugging into another computer (just in case your USB ports have an issue)
  3. lalesperance

    lalesperance TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes I have tried. It's a usb. My ports are all good. Tried on many computers. Lacie externals apparently are not good at all. On the inside it is a ide hard drive. I tried connecting that to my desktop. No good either. The computer doesnt see the drive at all. But the drive makes noise.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Damn not even on internal IDE
    Have you tried both Master and Cable Select settings ?
    So CMOS does not see the drive at all? or Windows (from the Operating system HardDrive)
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