An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: where would I look for the usb port
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.
If this solution has been what you need, please take a moment to rate it. Thanks for asking here!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Remove the USB module from the LaCie Write Card and plug it into a free USB port on your computer. Your computer should assign a new drive letter to the USB module (such as D: or higher letter). In Windows use Windows Explorer (on a Mac use File Manager) and you will be able to copy files from your LaCie USB module to your computer. https://www.lacie.com/download/datasheet/DS_WriteCard.pdf
USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive. The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive. Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely. Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7). The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer. If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step. Ensure that the data cable is working properly. Try another USB cable if you have one available. Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive. Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized. Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected. If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port. If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem. Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager." For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter." Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives." If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears. The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly. If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced. Hope this helps.
click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your usb drive E: or F: from there youselect the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them tousb drive then drop themexample on how to safe data/files to a usb drive click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data right click on the data select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in or if you are downloading data from the internet
once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device if you need more help with this post a reply not sure which problem you need an answer for?? whether the usb to save data or the corrupt file error hope this helps you
if you are having trouble with your usb ports click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or if you can see your usb drive but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts also scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall hope this helps
If you do not have a power supply connected you probably need the dual usb cable (two usb connections on one end just one connection on the other)
Most USB ports do not have enough power to spin a disk without some help.
I see many comp. with problem on front usb port. In some case USB port isn´t right plug in motherboard, or is everything OK but they don´t recognize USB stick.
Only one, don´t lose you time with that, don´t use that USB port.
I haven't heard that radio shack manufactures their own harddrives, I suggest that this they just distribute it from some manufacturer in Asia somewhere, where most of that stuff comes from.
If I were in your place, I wouldn't risk getting any nasty surprises somewhere down the road and would simply do as the manual suggests. You never know exactly when some problem might come up that actually needs more juice for the drive to use. If you want to find out more information about the drive, look in your hardware manager and find out exactly how it is identified, then use that information and surf the web looking for that model. Often you'll find someone that will give you a clue that this model is identical to a model from a certain other manufacturer from which you can get a manual or better hardware description.