I need a flash drive for my Win 98SE so I can transfer data to a new
computer, XP. All I can figure out is that flash drives do not work for
Win 98SE, and when they do, they are not reliable. I read that I would
need a driver or drivers for USB port. Help would be most appreciative.
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You might be lucky, but I don't think it will work. If the hardware is different XP will complain or simply not work.
Why do you want to transfer XP on to a machine that is running Windows 7. Win 7 is much more stable and is still supported.
To reinstall win XP from usb flash drive you need WIndows XP cd, 1 gb flash drive and Novicorp WinToFlash. Download WinToFlash to your computer and follow instructions to transfer Windows XP from cd to flash drive, After that boot your notebook from usb device and select "TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon" then install win xp normally, but format C partition. After first start of your notebook boot again from flash drive in "TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon". Now windows is starting, go to start/my computer right click on it and go to properties in this windows go to advanced tab and there go to startup and recovery, click on settings, in new window go to edit tab and in new window change the line "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect" after windows XP write the type of your XP Professional, Home Edition, or Media Center. Now you can remove usb flash drive and boot normally from hdd.
When theflashdrive isinsertedandis stilldetectedKingston,flashdrivescan berepairedandthe data canbe saved.Cause,there is damage tothe partitiontable
Solution: 1.Savethe data.Tosaveddata,youcan useEASEUSData Recoverysoftware. 2.After the data issaved,tofix theflashdriveusingthe softwareHPDriveKeyBootUtility(SupportWinXP,Vista,7)
How toinstall theHPDriveKeyBootUtilitytothe operating system WinXP: doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectInstall WinVista&7:doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectextrack
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
ForWinXP,first way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive. ForWinXP,second way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next- selectBackup/Restore-Next-clickRestore-clickbrowse,openfileC:\ProgramFiles\Compaq\hpdkbu\flash\initrd.img-Next -waituntilthe processis complete.
For Win Vista & 7,first way: Insert the flashdrive- double click cp006049.exe-for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive.
Description initrd.imgfiles,theimagefilefor theschemapartitionflashdrive capacity<=2GB.Forcapacity >2GB,example:4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,etcwhenwe use theinitrd.imgfile,will be changed to2GBcapacity.To restorethe capacity offlashdrives,dotheLow LevelFormat.Tomake the process ofLowLevel Format, use softwareHDDLow LevelFormat Tool.
How to restorethe capacity offlash driveKingston
OpenHDDLow LevelFormat Tool-selectdrive-Continue-clickS.M.A.R.T-clickGetSMARTAttributes-clickthe tabLOWLEVELFORMAT-clickFormatThis Device-wait forthe process is completed-Finish.Then, removethe flashdrive from the computer,theninsert it again.Then do aquick formattheflash drive.Finish
How tosavedata Tosavedata, use softwarefullversion, for example,youcan useEASEUSData Recovery.After the data issaved, do therepairflashdrive.
Repairflash drive Kingston 1.Right-click theflashdrive,selectFormat- selectquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothesecond. 2.Format fromAdministrative Tools. WinXP: clickSTART-ControlPanel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-selectquickformat WinVista& 7: clickSTART-ControlPanel- selectViewby:Large Icons-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-Performaquick format-OK.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothe third process. 3.Formatusing thesoftware,the HPUSBDisk StorageFormat Tool.Make the processquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothefourth. 4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)
How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
For Win XP, first way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win XP, second way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
For Win Vista & 7, first way Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win Vista & 7, second way Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
Description initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.
How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston
Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish
Files on a flash drive canbe corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly. Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon andthen click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flashdrive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove. To restore the flash drive to working order you need to format the flash drive,BUT you will lose the data stored on the flash drive. If you need the data on the flash drive these WEB sites may help: - Data and Digital Photo Recovery www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/dpr.htmwww.CardRecovery.com
Files on a flash drive can be corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly. Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon and then click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flash drive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove. To restore the flash drive you may need to format the flash drive, but you will lose the data stored on the flash drive. If you need the data on the flash drive this program may help: - Digital Photo Recovery www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/dpr.htm
These are the tech specifications of your pen drive which includes write protection micro S/D switch. So search it and make it read and write
USB 1.1 compliant and 2.0 compatible, True Plug and Play for hot swap function Maximum Transfer speed of 1.5MB (12M bit) per second at full speed Powered directly via the USB port. No external power or battery needed. Operating Systems Supported: No driver required for Windows Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.0 or later, or Linux kernel 2.4 or later.Only Windows 98SE needs the provided drive Write-Protect Function: Write-protect switch Security Function: Password protection available via supplied software (Windows environment only) Boot-Up Function: Makes JetFlash a MS-DOS Boot Disk LED: Flashing LED indicates Data Traffic Specifications : Size: 75mm X 11mm X 25mm (L x W x H) Weight: 15g Data Retention: Up to 10 years Shock Resistance: 1000G (maximum) Erase Cycles: 1,000,000 times Speed: Read 9.0 Mbyte/s, Write 8.0 Mbyte/s (Max.) Certificate: FCC, CE, BSMI System Requirements: Win 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Mac OS 8.6 or later
U can remove the drive from the external unit and hook it up to your vista computer as a secondary drive. Boot up the vista, use windows explorer, and transfer the data from the secondary drive to either your primary or a usb stick.
hi, i srinivas, i am using dual booting of win 98 & windows xp operating systems. when i am using my transcend pendrive in win xp which is easily working, but in win 98, how can we install perpect drivers for my transcend pendrive.
If you have a CD/DVD writer, you can write the files to a CD-R. If this is not an option, take out the HDD from he Win 98se machine and install it in the vista machine, if you have room. you might need to disconnect your CD/DVD drive in your vista machine to free up the EIDE ribbon cable.
option 3: Win 98se can do USB, but not very well. And drivers are hard to come by for usb flash drives. Vista/XP/ win 2000 can handle them without needing a driver disk. Therefore you will need a new OS for the win 98se machine. How about linux, it can handle usb flash drives very well. My advice use Ubuntu linux, you don't need to install it, just get a boot CD. it boots the OS from the CD, does not install or format anything. Use that OS to copy the necessary files to the flash drive. This option requires you to have a cd burner or access to one, so not really saving any time.
You did not give ne a lot of information about your setup. Like do you have a cd/dvd burner, any usb ports, any spare HDD, any external media storage. Do you have any burning software like nero. So pick which option that is viable.
You can also take your computer to best buy and have them back up the data on a CD/DVD disc for a price. Best Buy is not the only shop that does this type of service, check in your area.