hard drive not accessable

  jaimie 07:59 16 May 2010
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I have a Lacie network drive which up until a few days ago worked perfectly. overnight it has become unavailable. My router can see it but can't connect to it. I have tried it on another network with the same result. So I have taken the drive out of the housing and installed it via SATA into my computer. My problem now is that the virtual disk service in Win 7 reports it as healthy but won't let me assign a drive letter to it so I can't access it. If i left click on the drive I only get the option to convert it to a dynaic disk, the option to assign a drive letter is greyed out. I'm desparate to get at the data I have stored on this drive, anyone any ideas please?

  BurrWalnut 09:15 16 May 2010

I‘m not hugely optimistic, but try going to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Folder Options > View Tab and make sure there is not a tick in ’Hide empty drives in the Computer folder‘ and further down, confirm that there is a tick in ‘Show drive letters’.

  kidsis 16:13 16 May 2010

long shot - could need to take ownership of the drive, access permissions may need to be altered while it is in your computer.

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