External drive not in My Computer?

  zeppman 18:20 15 May 07
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I have a Lacie Big Disk external hardrive.I can not see in My Computer.I normally use USB but have tried it with firewire and I get the noise you normally get when you connect a drive,printer etc to the pc.It shows in device manager in the Disk drive list and I get the option to safely remove in the task bar.Does this mean my hardrive could be faulty I have a lot of impotant files on this drive and if I send it back to Lacie for repair I might lose them.I have tried Lacie without success.

  BRYNIT 18:36 15 May 07

It could be it has not been assigned a drive letter. Go to control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management and check that a letter has been assigned to the drive, if not right click on drive and give it the next available letter.

  zeppman 18:15 16 May 07

Thanks Brynit has done the trick thank you for your help.

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