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Re: usb device not recognized
If your laptop is running Windows ME, 2000, XP or above, it should automatically do the New Hardware thing, and mount the drive. If using Windows 98se, you can probably get the drivers from the vendors web site.
Sometimes a usb port will not provide enough power for a specific device. Does the thumbdrive work in other computers? And do other USB devices work when connected to the laptop?
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You might want to try connecting a USB memory stick / thumbdrive formatted differently than is current. Some choices are FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT and others still. Your computer may recognize several of these - but car manufacturers usually aren't quite as up to date as computer / software companies.
If you're using an unsupported format on a thumbdrive - it may not recognize it. If you're using the USB for a different device (tablet, cellphone, charger, etc.) check to see if the connected device reports power present - if not - no amount of trying with various formats will get it to work. You'll need to address the lack of power at the USB first. Check your owner manual for the location of the fuse(s) that provide power to the USB ports.
.- what kind of toshiba you have?
Normally, if you have a bootable USB stick (and your BIOS recognize this kind of device) insert it and give it a try.
Or, insert a bootable CD/DVD into your CD/DVD tray and boot.
Once the operating system was booted from any of those devices, proceed with installation of the operating system on your HDD. Good Luck!
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Wait couple minutes for boot to finish then manually click on tiny icon next to network icon to load wireless driver, (don't ask...), on bottom right of screen.
Learn some new stuff, toss some windows. enjoy.
I would request you to try with the following steps:
If u are using Windows XP as ur operating sysyem please perform with the folowing steps:
1.Right click on My Computers 2. click on Manage 3. click on Device manager 4. In the right side u find all options of the hardware components installed in ur notebook 5. Find for the option Universal serial Bus controllers 6. Find whether any yellow mark is there on that option or sub options of that menu especially on USB Root hubs. 7. Right click on the USB Root hub (all) present in that menu and click on disabe option and then wait for some time 8. After few minutes Right click on the USB Root hub (all) present in that menu and click on enable option and then wait for some time 9. Now Restart the note book and check
If u think that an yellow mark is present on any of the option then please right click on the particular option and click on update drivers and follow the steps as per mentioned in that particular window.
This just means it is trying to recognize the device. All you need to do is allow it to recogniz the device and find the proper drivers. You can put files in here by going into my computer and double clicking the mass storage device. Files can be draged or copied in here, then taken anywhere you need to go.