I am having trouble installing the device on a Windows 98 laptop. (i know it's very old but i need this to work)
-After inserting the card into the PCMCIA slot, nothing happens.
-I go to the network connections and add a new adapter.
-Clicked on "Have disk..." and loaded the driver from the manufacturer.
-Driver installation went smoothly so I restarted the machine.
-After the reboot, no wireless adapter is detected.
-When I checked the Device Manager, I see a yellow mark on the device with a question mark. Upon click properties, it says,
"The NDIS.VXD, NTKERN.VXD device loader(s) for the device cound not load
the device driver. (Code 2.)
To fix this, click Update Driver to update the device driver."
-I followed other suggestions like copying the two VXD files into the system folder but to no avail.
Please help. Thanks.
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Re: MIL-W1897L cannot install device
Not much of a solution, but keep uninstalling and re installing the driver cos win98 not very good for driver issues, i remember having to fiddle around with it with win98se also.
Perhaps the device is recognised but not being installed because of a faulty slot or mobo fault.
But personally I wouldn't go on-line with win98, would advise upgrading to xp sp2, much better with security and easier to sort out driver issues.
Trying to forget Win98/SE, not very pleasant!
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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 need to install a video driver for your video card. Do you know what video card is installed? Do you have the original install disks for the video card? For a machine that old, it may be hard to locate a driver.
I usually use Unknown Device Identifier (http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html) to tell what drivers are missing, but I don't know if it works with Windows 98.
You need the sound driver for the motherboard. What kind of computer? You can usually find these files some where on the web. But really Windows 98 is old. You might have trouble finding the driver. Perhaps you have an original computer disk that has the sound driver on it.
you cannot usually switch installed operating systems from computer to computer like that and still expect windows to boot, but with windows 98 it *might* work.
to install windows 98 on the usb drive, insert and boot from the windows 98 disk like you were to install it on that computer , and then, it should, before it formats any drives, give you a choice of what drive to format.
its domnickr, its so we can not install xp in model 1255 it will spoils your hard disk all you can install win98 ED 2 only..... so its wise not to try it and reinstall using win 98 install disk. if format is not possible do format using Fdisk command. step 1 :enter dos floppy restart ur lap enter from insulation option. chance boot perority to floppy disk ie Shift +. restart lap enter fdisk in commant format using instruction for any help mail at [email protected]
Windows 98 does not support USB and therefore no USB devices will work without a driver.
Why ae you using Windows 98?
If you insist on using a very old Windows operating system then at least use Windows ME, it does support USB devices.
Try pressing the DEL or F10 key when you boot up to get into the BIOS.
I would look for the whole driver package from http://www.driverguide.com If you have the files downloaded why are they on the floppy? You can point the installation to any location, including the hard drive of the laptop. Driver guide does require a (free) membership to download, but it's a great site.