I have an old Toshiba laptop Satellite Pro 440cdx which has one type 1 usb connector. I plugged in a 1 gig travel drive made by memorex. No matter how hard I dug in the Windows 95 OS, I couldn't find any way to locate the usb drive. Its as though the usb doesn't exist.
Windows 95? Have you thought about updating? The plug and play support, as well as USB support, are somewhat limited when using Windows95. If you can upgrade to Windows98 or Windows2000, i suggest you do so. Does Memorex say that the drive is compatible with Windows95? Have you installed the drivers for the travel drive? Umm.. If it is supported, the drivers must be installed for it to work. Other than that, Im not sure what else you can do. Sorry, I cant be of more help.
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SETTING UP A BROADBAND CONNECTION (non dial-up connection)
First you need to decide what type of broadband and Internet service you require and these are - 1. DSL that uses your existing telephone line. 2. Cable that uses a cable service and can include a cable TV service. 3. A wireless 3G network uses the mobile/cell phone network and can be separate or combine with your cell phone account. This type of Internet connection uses an USB wireless device shaped like an USB memory stick. Note - Combined services generally offer discount pricing and may include a modem/wireless router.
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Go to the website below and you can see the Specs for your laptop.
Yes you can use a larger HD to 120gb...
Just be sure the Storage controller type (HD) is IDE not SATA.
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You won't be able to transfer hard drive data by plugging one computer into another via USB. In order to transfer data, you will need to remove the hard drive from the Toshiba Satellite Pro, use an external hard drive enclosure, and attach that to your new computer with any USB cable.
The hard drive can be taken out by removing screws on the bottom of your laptop. The drive can be found in the bottom left of this picture:
Here is an example of the exclosure you would need:
maybe the usb drive that u have now.. is in the raw files and theres nothing you can do.. you should replace the usb drive.. but try to insert that one in other pc. if it will read.. try to check the setup of your laptop
Nope, it's just a matter of pulling the old hard drive and putting in the new one. Sometimes there will be an adapter attached to your old drive that you'll have to transfer over to the new one. What you need is a 2.5" mobile PATA (IDE) drive.
I'm pretty sure it will. The only thing is that Gateways of that generationn used a custom connector which plugs onto the hard disks standard IDE / ATA connector.Just pull this extra connector off and you can use the disk in any machine.
Also ,Toshiba used similar adapters,so if Toshiba's using one on your model,then you'll need to palce the toshiba adapter onto the hard disk from your Gateway. You may also have to go into your BIOS ,and make sure the BIOS recognizes the disk if your BIOS isn't already set to "auto detect".
That is a tricky one. Guessing that you already have the new laptop, there is a usb adaptor that accepts SATA, IDE 3.5" and IDE 2.5" drives. You plug your drive into this adaptor, and plug the usb into your new computer. Now you can access all of the files on the old hard drive.