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I have a usb port on my toshiba satellite 2520cds that will communicate with a printer usb cord but not my usb stick what can I do to update the hardware - if that's what I need to do?

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Be aware that not all USB 2.0 devices may work under win 98 or indeed if you have USB 1.0 ports only.

If the USB stick was formatted with anything higher than FAT32 you may also find issues.

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You will need to access the driver files either on the USB stick it self or any software that may have accompanied it with the original purchase.

Or you can visit the USB key manufacturer site and see if they have drivers available fopr your operating system and install them.

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USB on Win 98 is tricky as it didn't come with native USB support. If you have 98SE then USB should work okay. You will most likely have to install driver software for your USB stick to get it working (should be able to get it from the USB stick manufacturer's website).

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