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USB hi, In my PC it is not detecting the USB port my i know the reson y?. OS is windows 98

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Windows 98 does not support usb, windows 98SE (second Edition) was the first of the windows systems to support usb. If you have access to 98SE it is not installed automatically it is in a sub directory. It was so long ago i am unable to remember the name of sub directory.

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Is it a desktop or laptop, you can go to your device Manager, check if the drivers are loaded properly,and reload or you can just run the last win98 patch its sure to work

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Windows 98 does not support Plug n Play Devices. So you have to download appropriate drivers from Microsoft Website. Though Windows 98SE ( Windows 98 Second Edition ) thought to be support USB Mass Storage Drives fairly, these drivers are not pre-installed with OS. You have to download Service packs to install these drivers.

Since Windows 98 have TWO versions, we have to download corresponding service packs .

You can
Download Service Packs for Windows 98 Here

Download Service Packs for Windows 98 SE (Windows 98 Second Edition) Here

To Know how to install these, please click on
How to install on Windows 98

How to install on Windows 98 SE

You can find more details about this issue on this page

Thank You.

Mar 24, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Windows 98 OS compatibility with XP printer

Get a converter or USB 2.0 power adapter. or else use your printer on network sharing.. thats would be the best way,.

Feb 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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A vista OS is failing to detect lexmark 8300 via USB port When i plug a flash or another usb device on the same port it plays i tried to reinstall the drivers but they cant work. what could be the problem...

  • click the start button.
  • type "services.msc" in the run bar.
  • Allow it through UAC.
  • now search for an entry called "print spooler
  • double click it
  • in the startup type type select "automatic".
  • restart system
  • this should fix ur problem.

Jan 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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HP 1210 c/ps will not print

you will need the usb port drivers for windows 98 and the usb drivers for the printer as the earlier windows 98 had'nt the usb drivers included with operating system an as the new motherboards came about with usb ports then a new in 98 was needed to catter for this that's why you have win 98 first edition and win 98 se edition please chech that you have the driuvers installed for both parts to work.

good luck

Nov 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Usb pen drive not recognized on my computer

My computer have USB port and windows XP but my pen drive is not getting recognized do i need an additional software in order to use pen drive

Jul 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Nokia N72 driver for windows 98

Just follow the following steps:
1) Locate the USB port of your Nokia N72 phone. See Manual if needed.
2) If your mobile phone has a USB Data Cable supplied, connect the end that matches the hub while connect the USB end to your USB port of your PC.
3) If your mobile phone has a CD supplied, this contain the PCSuite software bundled with drivers for your PC operating system.
4) Insert the CD to your CDRom drive.
5) After step 4, you will see a window saying install PCSuite then choose Yes.
6) Choose which operating system. If you use Windows 98, then choose the driver for Windows 98.
7) After installation, reboot/restart tour PC to complete the setup process but never disconnect yet your USB Cables from your mobile phone to PC.
8) Once restarted click on the icon of the PCSuite on your PC, then check if your PC can communicate with your mobile phone and vice versa. To do this click connect via USB if the datas in your mobile phone is seen then connection is correct.

If your problem is USB Driver for Windows 98, i suggest you upgrade your PC operating system to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Old operating platforms have driver problems when new devices are attached to. But if you choose Windows 98, you will have to browse the internet in search of drivers. Just let me know if you have not found a driver. I'll assist you with this.

Jul 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Drivers of pendrive for win98

i have moserbear 4.0 pen drive but i haven't the driver for it to run it in my win 98 OS. plz give me the solution.

Apr 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Install Sound Blaster Live Card

Is the Soundcard already in the PC at the moment?
If you need help putting it in, let me know.

Here's an overview of driver for Windows 98. When the card is inserted in one of the PCI expansion slots you must install it's drivers. Windows will probably detect the card but doesn't know how to control it.

Here's the link I promised above:
[SoundBlaster Live! Platinum 5.1 Drivers and Software]

I hope this helps, need more help. Let me know.
Please rate.



Jan 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Digital camera driver

Hey Buddy

what u cann do is you can uninstall the software from add & remove programmes,incase you are not able to do so than follow these steps:-

  1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.
  2. Within the registry, open the below key.


  3. Within the above registry key, select the program you wish to uninstall from the right side of the window. and delete that.
While using this option make sure that u are only making changes to those options which u know otherwise it could effectyour OS.

After that install the software that u have got with the new camera and than try to transfer the pics.

PLz vote if it helps

Dec 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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I can't use my pen drive in windows 98

Please see thw following for using usb drives, ipods, etc. in Windows 98.

You can try to find vendor-specific drivers for each and every pen drive you use, but this is the mass storage driver so it will be one driver for all of them just like Windows xp.

Dec 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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