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I am trying to find out if my 5000 compaq has : usb2.0EHCI? orIlink? or usb interface? if you do not know, please inform me where I could find out. thank you

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please re-insert the cable of the usb to the motherboard. i believe that there are 4 pins on usb1. now if this usb1 doesn't work, try the usb2. be careful when inserting the cable.

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Try reinstallin the usb driver as it may be currupt.
Maybe you shpuld also reinstall the chipset driver as well.
I hope this helps.
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Sounds like you have 2 legitmate choices.

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Hard drive interface

Hi nortocd

(01) It will work in your USB hard disk enclosure if the enclosure supports SATA. If the enclosure supports the older style (ATA/EIDE) interface, then you'll just need to get an enclosure that supports SATA for your new hard disk. I like the Nextar external HDD (hard disk drive) enclosures.

You can find many external HDD enclosures made by various manufacturers these days. They're available for 3.5" (laptop-sized) and 5.25" (desktop PC-sized) HDDs supporting ATA/EIDE, SATA and SCSI HDDs and even Optical drives (DVD, etc.) Newegg is a great online source for computer & high tech-related equipment. They're prices are very competitive and their customer service is excellent. You can also find customer reviews of most of the products they sell, too, which can be very helpful.

(02) If you'd like this HDD to be portable, then I recommend you use an external HDD enclosure. They are available w/ USB and w/ eSATA connections (for connecting externally to your computer(s)). I don't recommend using IEEE1394 (firewire) as USB 2.0 is faster. eSATA is faster than USB 2.0 but is not a commonly available external connection on most computers yet.

(03) If a SATA port (connection) is not available inside your computer, you can install a SATA controller (if an expansion card slot is available in your computer) and connect your new HDD to the new controller.

(04) You can find information regarding your Compaq Presario HERE.

(05) I checked your motherboard specifications HERE. Your computer's original equipment does not support SATA. However, if you'd still like the HDD to be installed internally, just install a SATA controller and connect the new HDD to the SATA controller.

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what is your os.
try this
install inf update utility for your bord.
install intel chipset installation utility.

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Original equip. compaq 5000
Hi go to this website and follow the links and you will find what you need
Regards mistyman

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What is in my comp usb 2.0? Ilink? usb interface? /

If this computer is running Windows, go to the control panel, click on the "system" icon, then click on "device manager".

That will tell you in detail what you have.

It's easier to tell from looking at the case.

You'll know if you have USB. If you're looking for iLink, it will be called "firewire".

If you want to make sure you have USB 2.0, it's probably USB 2.0 if the PC is 2-3 years old or newer.

I assume you're asking for this because you want to see if you move video to it? If you want to use iLink/Firewire, you can probably add an expansion card. Same for USB 2.0.

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