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I went to the Walmart pc dept and asked a sales person for info/help so I would be able to backup my computer data. I went on to say " I was told by a Geek to get some sort of device that plugs into my computer from the outside and it is not expensive and very easy to use...do you know what I need?" The sales person gave me this Kingston 2 GB data traveler to plug into my pc. I said "Are you SURE this will work on my Compaq persario tower?" The sales person said " Oh yes..this is exactly what you need." So here I am asking for advice on what I need to buy due to the piece she sold me DOES not FIT anywhere on my tower! I tell ya...I get so tired of dealing with people that have no clue. If I worked in the computer dept and didn't know the answer then I would ask another person in the dept that DID know.

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    Kat Blythe Jan 18, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response! Anyway...my computer is a 2005 Compaq Presario SR1750NX. I have tried every port on the tower.



    OMG! I just now found a 'thingy' on the side of it and it slides OUT the piece that will fit! LOL



    The piece reminds me of a exact-a (sp) knife where you have to push the lever up to get the blade up/out.



    Thanks again all... this place is wonderful! I have a few gazillion computer questions I could toss in but don't have the time right now. lol

  • Kat Blythe
    Kat Blythe Jan 18, 2009

    Hmmm, I tried to add a comment or response to the questons/answers but I don't see it : /

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    Kat Blythe Jan 18, 2009

    The Kingston 2 GB Data Traveler 100 is the same shape and smaller than a cig. ligher! The Kingston is a black plastic divice with a small lil piece on the side of it. The piece on the side works kinda like a Exacto knife. Using an Exacto knife you first have to push the plastic part (on it's side) up to reveal the knife.

    So it is the same with the Kingston divice where the wee plastic ridge must be slid forward to reveal the piece that will fit into any usb port.

    I had no problem finding the many usb ports on my pc...it was the actual Kingston divice that I could not sort out! lol



    Okay...today I inserted the 2GB divice into my 1.0 GB usb port and it stopped the copy not long after and asked for another divice to cont. the copy. I don't understand why this happened as I have heaps amt. of space on my pc because I preformed a total restore on my pc.



    Does anyone know about how many more I need to buy to obtain a complete copy of my pc?

    Thanks again!



    I am sooo happy I found this site! Everyone is so wonderful! = D

    I'm going to post another question about my HP computer as it has a totally different problem.

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Okay that is called a USB
are you sure you have no where on the back to plug this in
sometimes on the front of the tower there will be a hidden compartment and in it is the USB plugin
how old is your system
let me know if i have helped

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On the back of your computer... just below where your keyboard and mouse plug in are to rectangular slots... that's where the kingston flash drive will plug in. if it doesn't fit one way turn it over and plug it in that way.... on mine the tiny writting on the side is up....

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Jan 18, 2009

    I didn't know the 2gb had the sliding piece as my 2gb kingston usb's don't. I just bought a 16 gb flash drive and that has one.



    Also depending on the amount of storage you are after... you may want to consider buying and external usb hard drive.... you can get a 500 gb on sale now for just over a hundred dollars (canadian).. thanks for the rating as well....

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