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External drive shuts down the Toshiba 460CDX/2.1. OS is 2000. I do not have Admin rights to add Hardware, the Admin is no longer available. The CD writes does not write to a CD only plays CD's. I need to get data off this machine. USB floppy is not recognized. The external floppy use to work, but a 3.5 disk got stuck in it and I removed it, now the external shuts down the laptop when it is attached. Do you think it is the floppy or the port that is damaged? The external floppy is a PA2611U and I'm having difficulty finding this. I just odered one and was sent PA26611U, which does fit.

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The external cd drive should be having both CD and DVD options, that is Combo Drive or Super CD Drive where you can write all your data on to the DVD - eitherway it can be done. You can copy the data from DVD / CD on to your toshiba laptop.

Best solution is replace the exisitng laptop to a latet one with Vista option. Will solve your probllm. Otherise try to contact the local authrozed hardware engineer to assist you in solving this problem.

Good Luck.

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