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Win98 USB driver for flash drive

I can't get the laptop to recognize the USB flash drive

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  • jon57 Feb 06, 2008

    I have tried that. I seems that I am connected totwo FixYa experts now and neither one is helping me.

  • jon57 Feb 06, 2008

    I don't know how to do that.

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Did the flash drive come with the driver?
Windows 98 requires the driver to be installed to recognize the USB flash drive.
Here is a link: http://usbflashdrivers.com/
http://www.imation.com/products/flash_devices/downloads.html
http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php

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Hi,

You need to download the drivers click Here to go to the site and download.


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  • Priya darshan Feb 06, 2008

    USB support is poor in Win98.

    Even with the drivers installed they may not work.

    Are the drives already formatted? Are they formatted to FAT or FAT32? If they're NTFS they won't work.

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If you go to your USB drive manufacturers site, they should have a link there for Win98 drivers. If not, you can try this site for setting up some generic drivers for your win 98 box. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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    Jon White Feb 06, 2008

    What is the manufacturer and model of your USB drive?

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Need a tad bit more information on this. what type of USB flash drive are you using, and what kind of laptop. Need to check on driver config for you.

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Posted on Feb 06, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 06, 2008

    Here's your solution...hot off the press..

    Before installing the drivers, it is important to know that there
    are 2 main versions of Windows 98, and they both handle USB
    differently. You must install the appropriate version of the drivers
    dependent upon your version of Windows 98. In order to determine your
    Windows version, please do the following:


    • Right click on My Computer and select Properties

    • On the System Properties page that opens up click on the General tab, if it is not already on that page.

    • Under the System heading, look for the version number (see right)


      • Version 4.10.1998 is the original version of Windows 98 (98FE)

      • Version 4.10.2222 is Windows 98 Second Edition (98SE)

    • Click the link below for the download and installation instructions for your version of Windows 98


    Download
    Please click the link for your version of Windows 98:


  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 06, 2008

    jon57...this is a fixable issue. Check out my notes in Solution #4.

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