Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
No A: drive, so want to save to sansdisc. Told to plug into USB port. Where is it?
Most Compaqs (in general all brands) have USB ports on both the front and rear of the case. The rear connectors are found where all the other I/O connections are located. They are flat rectangular sockets. When you want to plug in a USB device, you can plug into any open USB port. The plug will also only fit one way, so if it will not go into the connector just flip it over.
Front panel USB connectors are often hidden behind a door. Look for a swing-open or slide-down panel. On some cases the connectors may be on the top or sides.
When connecting devices such as a printer or external hard drive, you should use the rear-panel USB ports. These go directly into the system board and have the best performance. Front-panel USB connectors plug into the main board with cables. For most devices (including your SanDisk) it doesn't matter which you use, but the rear-panel ones are best for high-speed devices or moving lots of data.
You can usually find the user's guide online at the computer manufacturer's website, and that will show you where all the connector are on your system.
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1. Right click MY COMPUTER
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4. Select DEVICE MANAGER
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6. Right click on each USB CONTROLLER and select Uninstall
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THEN, when all other USB items have been configured and connected by the system, you then should try connecting your USB drive
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