USB Problems

  Bill2000 20:16 14 Oct 2005

I am running Windows 98Se on one of my computers. I have 'lost' the USB connection to my memory sticks. (Sandisk and Sony). When I plug either of them in, Winodws does not recognise the drives. I have tried re-instaaling the drivers and sometimes they will work but then the CD drive disappears. If I restart the machine, the CD drive will re-appear but the memory stick the can't be found. The computer was working fine and was able to read both sticks but this problem just suddenly appeared. I know it's not a virus, the computer is not connected to the internet or a network. I have tried removing the USB drivers for the memory sticks and re-installing them but this made no difference.
Any help would be appreciate.

  MAJ 20:54 14 Oct 2005

Have you tried the memory sticks in a different USB port or are you using the same port all the time, Bill2000?

  Bill2000 19:26 15 Oct 2005

Yes, I've tried the Memory sticks in both of the USB port on the problem computer.

  Stuartli 20:19 15 Oct 2005

Try reinstalling the motherboard drivers.

  woodchip 20:59 15 Oct 2005

Have you tried Restore

  Totally-braindead 21:13 15 Oct 2005

Its Windows 98 Woodchip, there is no restore. I also would try reinstalling the motherboard drivers first and see if that does anything.

  woodchip 21:21 15 Oct 2005

Try removing USB from Device Manager. click the + to expand and start from bottom of USB list and remove all then restart computer. It may ask for the odd driver

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