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Install USB storage device

Trying to install driver for TCL E-102 usb pen drive, but doesn't seem to detect. Please help

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Re: Install USB storage device

First Go to BIOS and Setup USB to Ver1.0
It may 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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My laptop with windows 7 all of a sudden cannot detect any usb? indication at device manager, usb host controller, there's an unknown device??can u help me what to do?

the Driver of USB Controller is deleted (by a virus or something like that)
and you need to install some drivers.
so put the motherboard driver Disk in your drive and try to update the unknown device in your Device manager
or install complete drivers of the Disk.

Jan 29, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Pny attache pen drive driver for win98

Try this link @ "Windows 98SE USB Mass Storage Device Drivers"

Check your Win 98 version and install the correct USB generic version for your OS.

Hope it helps

Dec 25, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How can i install windows xp to pen drive


  1. A USB pen drive with 2GB+ storage.
  2. Windows XP (preferably a SP3, but not necessarily) ISO or CD.
  3. Batch files to write the boot record and copy XP files Download Here.

From here on I will assume that you have downloaded the batch files and unzipped them and put the WinXP2USB folder directly in C drive so the path to that folder is C:\WinXP2USB and i will also assume that your USB drive letter is H. If these value differ in your system please change accordingly.

For steps to install xp using a pen drive please refer the link below:

Please reply back if anything was not succesfull...

Yateesh Varma.

Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hi, im having problem with my windows usb it cannot be detected by my windows xp.. in the device manager the mass storage device is marked (x) on it. what would i do to make this functional on my...

First of all try changing the usb port you are using I am sure that there will be more than one usb ports in your PC. After this try using another similar USB device.
I mean if you are trying to plug in a Flash drive use a different one or If you are trying to connect an external Hard Disk (as it is obvious from the mass storage device marked with an x as you have pointed out). Try using a different External Hard Disk that you may borrow from someone checks will help you locate the problem. The reason why your USB device is not being detected by your PC must be the driver of the USB drive is out dated. Check the version of the USB Is it 2.0? or the driver might have been corrupt.
You can download USB Mass storage driver from the following site. You can search for USB drivers on other sites also.

Best of Luck!

Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Inability to recognize Kingston pendrive in windows98

Windows 98 is not capable of recornizing the mass storage devices, but windows 2000 and XP, vista has the capability to automatically recognize the USB mass storage devices.

Thats why your Windows 98 is not recognizing. So, to use the mass-storage device like your pen drive you have to install device driver to your windows 98 system for your pendrive.

If you don't have the driver, then goto pendrive manufacturer site, there you can found the driver for your pen-drive for windows 98, download it, and install on your windows 98 system..... n njoy,,... :))


Mar 23, 2008 | 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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Microsoft Windows 98 for PC Problem is there any software driver for pen drive so that my win98 o.s. computer can detect any type or companies pen drive plz tell me

wow, the 90's are a calling... sure their is a roumor of a usb pen driver for win 98' ....


Windows 98, especially in it's second edition (also known as Windows 98SE), handles USB fairly well, however there are no generic/universal mass storage device drivers preinstalled in the operating system, so you will need to install some additional drivers for it. Some manufacturers do however, provide the Windows 98 drivers on CD, others have them available to download, and others simply do not have them available at all!!!!!!!


generic Windows 98SE USB mass storage device drivers:


instructions?? :

  1. Download the exe file to the desktop
  2. Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager
  3. Remove ALL drivers for any USB 2.0 controllers (many have an uninstall option)
  4. Remove ALL unknown devices from Device Manager (*carefull)
  5. Run the exe file you downloaded, and follow the instructions, rebooting after installation
  6. When the computer boots up again, it may detect new USB 2.0 controllers, in which case you may need to reboot again


as always good luck! now im going to go back to my windows 95 and play Bioshock on full graphics!! excuse me = )


Oct 13, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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