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Are you using a 4GB or higher SDHC card, and is the computer (and/or card reader) more than a few years old? If so, that may be your problem. Would recommend considering the purchase of a new plug-in USB SDHC portable card reader (one that is stated capable of reading SDHC). These are only a few dollars on Amazon, and should allow you to download your photos. Note that if your computer is using Windows XP or newer, you should have no problems with the computer recognizing the plug-in reader. But if Windows 98 or older, you may want to ensure that the reader is capable of recognition with the OS before purchasing.
If you are purely looking to view pictures taken on your viewcam perhaps a way around this problem due to the Windows 7 incompatibility is to purchase a USB memory card reader as I would imagine that the digital camera part of the unit stores the images on a card although without knowing your exact model number this is only a guess. USB memory card readers are relatively cheap now and would allow you to view and copy your image files by taking out the memory card, inserting it into the relevant slot in the card reader and then view your pictures through Windows Photo Gallery.
A more permanent but complicated solution to viewing both your images and your videos would be to set up dual booting on your computer and have both Windows 7 and XP. If you don't fancy the dual boot option you could try VMware which would allow you to run XP from within Windows 7.
I think you will find that the card works fine but your computer doesnt recognise the card reader properly.
Windows 98 does not properly recognise most usb devices but Windows 98SE does although I am not sure if it will recognise usb2 properly.
If you are using Windows 98 (SE) it isn't supported. Otherwise try the drive in other USB ports on the back of your computer. Install the latest Service Pack for your OS. Verify that the drive is not defective by trying it in a different computer.
Windows 98 SE supports USB 2.0. The original Windows 98 (gold) or Windows 98 OEM or Windows 98 Upgrade versions which are not SE will not support USB 2.0. Nor is there any way to get USB 2.0 support for these Windows 98 versions unless you upgrade to Windows 98 SE.
Note that the Windows 98 SE upgrade CD will fail upon completion, leaving the SE Upgrade with a corrupt registry, if you try to run the Windows 98 SE Upgrade CD on a Windows 98 system that has a version of IE installed which is higher than IE 4.
You'll have to explain what you want to do? If you want to download your images, you don't need a driver, just attach a Windows 98 compatible card reader to your USB port and download your pictures to your favorite photo manager. You should be able to attach your camera via USB, and if the USB drivers detect the camera's disk, then a new drive will appear your My Computer.
If you have Windows 98 Second Edition, you should be set to go, if you have Windows 98 First Edition (where it doesn't say Second Edition in the My Computer properties), you'll have a tougher time with the USB connections. It would be best to upgrade your machine, or find the Windows 98 SE upgrade from a friend.
The CD that came with the camera will have the necessary software for Windows 98 SE.
What have you tried to do? What isn't working? Let me know some details and I'll help you out.
Hope these ideas help. Clarify some things and I can give you a more narrow answer.
The cause of this problem can be traced to both the computer's hardware configuration and Windows 98SE (Second Edition).
PhotoMAX cameras and other devices featuring USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections may not work with computers running Windows 98 Second Edition and equipped with the following computer hardware:
* an AMD processor (350 MHz or higher)
* VIA Technologies USB Host Controller or SiS 7001 USB Host Controller
To find out what USB Host Controller is on your system:
1. Click Start > Settings and choose Control Panel.
2. Double click the System icon.
3. Choose the Device Manager tab. A window similar to the one shown below appears.
4. Expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers listing by clicking on the "+" sign next to the listing.
5. Note the type of host controller in the listing. The example above shows the SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller.