I have an very ancient Toshiba Satellite 4060XCDT Laptop given me, when I say ancient it dates back to 2002 no mousepad just a mouse a mousepoint ball in the centry of the keyboard. It has Win XP "4GB HDD" "128KB RAM" I want to put a bigger
HDD and more memory but when I put another HDD in it is not recognized, I've tried two different ones and neither will show. Both came from working Laptops. the machine works OK and it's handy to play around with as I have no knowledge of XP system. Can anybody put me on the right track. The existing HDD is a Toshiba made is it anything to do with that. Sorry for being so long winded
Secret-Squirrel, it's true the maximum memory is 192MB (I put KB in my post) but I can pick one up very cheap and I have two spare hard drives. I just want it to play around with and find out what I can about XP which I've never used before. I'm also fascinated by the mouse ball in the centre of the keyboard, was this just a Toshiba thing. As you say not worth throwing money at. It works quite well as it is even with the spec it has. XP obviously didn't require such a lot to run it. ie HDD and RAM. I've never come across a 4GB HDD before. There is still 1.6GB free after the OS.
Another thing, apart from it being sluggish and not able to run most modern software, is that the battery will have degraded to a point that it is unlikely to hold a charge and a replacement is likely to be ruinously expensive.
Fruit Bat, I had a look in the BIOS but could not see anything that could refer to Large Block Addressing. As I said the Toshiba is very old and heavy (needs a wheelbarrow to take anywhere) I 'll just have to use it as it is, I only want it to find a little about XP. I was just curious about the size of the HDD as I have never come across one so small 4GB. Thanks to all who tried to help me.
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