Installing USB Drive

  DCL1451 20:07 11 Dec 2005
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When I plugged in a 64MB USB storage drive, Win98 went through "Searching for the device driver", but even afetr inserting the Win98 system disk - the system couldn't find the appropriate driver. On the same PC (Dual boot - Win98SE & XP Pro) under XP Pro - instant recognition and working. Any idea what the device drivers required are? - Several kids at the school are having the same problem, and the school's IT department cannot (won't?) help - it appears all they "know" is XP!!

  VoG II 20:20 11 Dec 2005

With Windows 98 you normally have to load drivers off a CD that should have come with the device. Normally this has to be done before plugging the device in for the first time.

Windows XP will find its own drivers so you don't normally need a CD.

  DCL1451 20:46 11 Dec 2005

Nothing came with the USB drive - the kids are given just the USB drive, and the "teachers" haven't got any drivers. To be fair, even the click here site isn't any help - no advice or drivers available.

The device is recognised, and Windows displays "searching for a device driver" - and asks for the Win98 system disk, but doesn't come up with a suitable driver. No help in what it is looking for either - message usually tells what file is required - but not in this case.

  DieSse 21:07 11 Dec 2005

As VoG™ says, on Win98 they will need drivers (on WinME and WinXP they won't). The drivers do not come on the Win98 CD - they must be oained elasewhere. Whoever supplies the USB memory sticks will normally supply the CD too. Was that the school? - if so they *must* have some of the CDs.

OR try this one click here

  PaulB2005 22:41 11 Dec 2005

Have you tried the manufacturers site?

Just to add another small voice to the crowd - Win98SE will need manufacturers drivers. Windows XP won't.

  Sharpamatt 07:02 12 Dec 2005

Are you sure this function has been enabled in your copy of win 98 ?

If you look in windows componemts , you can activate USB support, you may need your windows disc handy

  Diemmess 15:07 12 Dec 2005

Try via the XP boot and after plugging in the pen stick........
- Accessories > System Information > Components > USB.

If like mine (running Win2000), you will find "Mass storage device" and then in my case........ TS128MJFLASHA USB Device ....... which when copied into Google produces a host of references and drivers specifically for that drive

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