Question about Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive
Bigger isn't always Better..... most older laptops out there cannot READ/WRITE or even understand a USB drive bigger than 8Gb (some not even 4)
It may be that your 32Gigger is too big for the PC to handle and b/c this is all a function of the BIOS and USB Controller chipset in the laptop, it cannot easily be changed.
BUT... Look on the Tech sites to see if there is a BIOS update/patch or fix for your laptop to enable it talk to the big USB drives, and Download it if there is.
Then all you need to do is make a DOS boot disk, add that updater file you downloaded, add and edit an Autoexec.bat file to automatically RUN the updater, reboot your Laptop with AC/120/240volt cable plugged in, and boot from the floppy you just made.
Very important: Once the BIOS updater is launched and running, it MUST absolutely finish by itself. You CANNOT and MUST NOT stop it or let the battery die (why you need AC cable)
When it is done, it will tell you to power off and/or Reboot. This can take 1minute or many hours (sigh). When you reboot, the Laptop will read/write your massive 32Gb USB Memstick.
Get the DOS Boot disk here: http://www.bootdisk.com
Make a noise if you need any more help
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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