Question about Microsoft Windows 98 for PC
I think this is a Windows 98 forum. If so, I may have a solution.
Download and install this free (Generic Storage USB Device) driver named "wtgenusb-zip" from DriverGuide.com. Register with DriverGuide.com for free membership. Use their search tools using keywords like "Window 98", "USB", "Storage" and look for "wtgenusb-zip".
It's a rediculously small file to download, only 11Kb. The "zip" file must be extracted which can be done on any computer running Windows XP, then copy the files over on a floppy disk. However extracting it on a computer running Windows 98 will require a seperate program like "Winzip" or "Pkunzip" (for DOS).
Copy the extracted files to any folder of your choice on your Win98 machine. Use the "Install Hardware Wizard" to navigate to that folder to install the driver to enable your USB storage device.
WTGENUSB worked great for me, permitting my Win98 to access my USB Flash drives, 250Gb Portable hard drive, and Digital Camera card reader. Good luck.
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Start your computer and
plug in the flash drive in the USB port.
Click on "My
Computer." Click on "Manage" in the "Explorer" window
of "My Computer."
"Device Manager" and locate your USBDrive installed under the
"Disk Drives" tab. Right click on "Removable Disk Drive"
and click on "Properties" from the menu.
Click on the
"Policies" tab and choose "Optimize for Performance" from
the options. Click "OK" and continue.
Click on "My
Computer" and choose the format on the flash drive.
"NTFS" or "FAT32" depending on the type you want from the
dropdown menu box.
"OK" to complete the format.
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Jan 17, 2011 | Operating Systems
Solution for the problem:
1. The solution is just to "Turn off the computer and unplug it from the power supply" (Unplugging is necessary as today even after turning the system off, the motherboard continues to get power).
2. Let the system remain off for about a minute.
3. Restart the system and wait for it to boot completely before inserting the drive again.
You can try this solution also. Run devmgmt.msc in the run box. Assuming that the USB is in inserted state, click onScan for Hardware changes under the Action menu. USB should be detected now.
That's it the problem will not appear again.
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