Having rebuilt my machine I have -pro tem reinstalled 98SE. I am having now some very strange USB events.
On start up first time - the USB trackball was in action no driver loaded - good
Loadind Card reader drivers and eventually all fired up - good.
Installed Epson printer - Good
Installed Scanner - wierd! It works fine, but device manager shows the big yellow? as if it has a problem.
This is the not so good bit - The external HDD. home made with a 'HardBox' caddy. downloaded the driver from the site. Driver installed and Windoze says found it and am loading it. Mass storage found - it said. But no icon is evident for it any where. Repeated unpluging and replugging has not got it to show up. Any ideas please.
Hi Diemmess New 64 bit MoBo 4 USB2 on the back The Caddy is a Sarotech -Hardbox USB2 and does have a down loadable 98SE driver which I have down loaded. Just in case it was not a clean download I have just this moment done it again. The USB 2 PCI card I do have- from the original USB 1 MoBo - I was thinking about the ponderables of putting a USB 2 card into a USB 2 system- What do you think?- Meanwhile there is a way out - that is to 'unbox' the drive and put it in as a slave on a temp basis, All this is temporary until I resolve an XP problem.
DieMess The USB2 card works fine-with all the USB devices except the Ext,.HDD . I have mounted the card reader into a spare bay with the aid of aluminium scrap and double sided tape and wired it to the 5th'internal' on the card USB2 - look and works the business too. Woodchip The external USB/HDD although the driver has been loaded, deleted, replaced etc, and the system knows it is there , the icon has yet to show up anywhere - I may yet be putting the drive 'onboard'as an ISA.
The reason for all this is that XP is refusing to load - may be the is CD damaged