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The MP3 player uses a USB cable to download music files from the computer. Windows 98 does not support USB port even if the computer has a USB port. If the computer has a USB port then you need to install a Windows 98 USB driver so it can connect with the MP3 player to download mp3 music files.
use a xp machine and see if it work.if so then 98 won't work with your mp3.98 may have usb ports but you need special driver for it.some don't exist since the mp3 was built for xp or up-to-date operating systems.ou can charge it but not put songs.windows 2000 will work.there is very little usb devices that work with 98
The USB mode uses a file transfer class called the MSC (Mass Storage Class). This was developed as a way for files to be transferred onto an external drive such as a flash drive or an external hard drive. In this mode, your mp3 player will look and function like an external hard drive in that it will appear in My Computer as a separate drive.
This transfer class is not very specific to the transfer of media files so the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) was introduced. The difference with media files, specifically music files, is that they demand much more management. Downloading services can require special licensing and a limit on the number of playbacks a music file can have. The acquisition, restoration, updating, and backing up of these licenses as well as compatibility issues with file type and compression ratio within these digital music players demanded a more user-friendly and functional approach to file transfers.
For this reason, you will need to have Windows Media Player 10 or 11 available on your computer to utilize MTP. Those who have Windows Media Player 9 on their Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 operating system will need to update using our Download Center. We recommend the use of MTP over MSC (the USB mode on your player) because it is more specific to the transfer of music files. To change this setting, press the button on the top of your player marked M
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off,
hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer
while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button
for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into
recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says
Found New Hardware Wizard.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off,hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
First: try it on a different computer if you have one. You can even try it on a friends computer. Second: do you have any other devices that are connected to the USB port on your computer? Do they work? Try the device that works in the same port that the IPOD was in and see if you get an error with the other device. Third: You might have a problem with itunes. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes and see if that works. Fourth: There might be a problem with the usb drivers that windows uses to run the usb ports (are you running windows?) you can go into the device manager and goto the usb ports and delete them then have windows redect them.
The Coby player recommends Windows Media Player 11 which can be downloaded from the windows site. I downloaded the files to my Linux machine on a USB stick and transfered them to my Windows machine which I keep isolated from the net. (Viruses and all.)
With WMP 11 the player is recognized right away, though remember to use the port numbered 2 for a complete sync with the program.
The unit also functions as a hard drive with any Windows system after 98, if you use the USB port marked 1. You don't actually need a driver disk unless your machine is running win98 or earlier. Using USB port one, you can just drag and drop mp3 files between windows. It works, I've done it, though once it did crash my computer. No harm done.
? Verify that the USB cable is securely inserted into the USB port on both the Rio Carbon and your computer.
? Connect the USB cable to a USB port on the back of your computer rather than to a USB port on the front of your computer.
? If using a USB hub, connect to a powered USB hub. Unpowered USB hubs may not work.
? Remove USB extension cables from the connection path.
? Disconnect other USB devices.
? Both Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) (or greater) and Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) must be installed for your computer to detect a Rio Carbon set in MTP mode.
? If you do not want to install SP1 (or greater) and WMP10 on your computer you should disconnect the Rio Carbon and change the Transfer Mode setting to MSC mode.