usb flash and WIN98 SE solution?

  canard 12:40 03 Dec 2005

As I see it all WIN98 SE OS need software to connect to USB flash memory gadgets and I'm can't make it work. So please would some knowledgeable reader tell me if one of these click here would get a usb flash memory to work with WIN98SE and eliminate driver problems?

  Longhouse 12:47 03 Dec 2005

spec sheet lists it as compatable with W98SE - which is what you report as your OS - so should be OK. If you have 98 (original), that had less USB support, and ususlly requires additional drivers.

I light of the problems that you appear to be having, might be best ro confirm with DABS support?

  Longhouse 12:49 03 Dec 2005

Just a further talk about "flash memory gadgets" do you mean pen drives and the like?

The link is to a card reader - reads cards from a camera and the like.

  woodchip 12:50 03 Dec 2005

If its a USB Pen drive then you need one with the correct slot the one you show appears to be just for USB memory cards click here

like this

  Longhouse 12:53 03 Dec 2005

If it's pen drive - then this appears to be OK with W98SE. Customer queries give links to suitable drivers.

click here

  woodchip 12:55 03 Dec 2005

My above link is free delivery

  canard 20:47 03 Dec 2005

Thankyou both- having bought a diddy pen type cheap USB flash which absolutely refuses to work with the drivers from yijiangdigital [!!]or anywhere else this is a nervous breakdown free solution. Woodchip are you better?

  Softstag 16:05 08 Jan 2006


I have had endless trouble trying to get pen drives etc to work in Windows 98. Basically, pen drives use the USB Mass Storage Device Drivers, these are built in to Windows Me, 2000 and XP, but not in Windows 98/98SE. Microsoft do not even provide a generic driver, so it is down to individual manufacturers of pen drives to decide whether to bother providing drivers for Win 98.

Eventually, I came across a solution. You can get a generic Win 98 USB Mass Storage device driver from here:

click here

This works for any device that is classed as a USB Mass Storage Device, ie. Pen Drives, USB drives and even many digital cameras.

I hope this helps!

  canard 23:28 10 Jan 2006

click here PCA memberes solution works instantly

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