Win 98SE Driver reqd for USB Flash Drive: SV-U89

  Maundy 12:07 03 Jan 2007

I bought a 1GB USB 2.0 flash drive (SumVision / niKKin SV-U89) to move files between computers with different operating systems: Windows XP and Win 98 SE.
It is immediately recognised in XP but not so in Win 98SE, requiring a driver.
Anyone operating this flash drive succesfully in Win 98 SE or with any suggestions?
SumVision's website doesn't include a driver or contact details.

have you tried putting your win98se disc in when it seeks a driver?

  The Brigadier 12:34 03 Jan 2007

Is it Hi-Speed USB 2?
If so Windows 98SE will not see it, it will only see USB 1.0 & USB 2.0

  Maundy 13:16 03 Jan 2007

On the packaging it is listed as 'USB2.0' and 'Win98 with Drive' is listed within the 'System Requirements'

  terryf 13:21 03 Jan 2007

Ah but maybe Chinese package printers talk with forked tongue, have you spoken with the supplier? 'goods not fit for purpose' springs to mind

  Maundy 13:23 03 Jan 2007

I have another 1GB USB 2.0 'Viking' Flash Drive which works O.K. once I obtained a driver from the manufacturer's web site.
MSWindows USB 2 is operational within my Win98SE OS and I have a 'Belkin' PCI card (with Belkin USB2.0 drivers) providing 5 x USB 2.0 ports.

  Maundy 13:52 03 Jan 2007

USB Flash Drive driver not found on Windows 98SE installation disk nor will the driver for my 1GB USB 2.0 'Viking'flash drive work.
Tried the drivers from XP but Win98SE wasn't having any of that either.
For you 'Techies' the 'Device Instance id' taken from XP Device Mgr is: USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_MEMORY&PROD_USB2.0&REV_1.00\3048&0.
I'm now at a complete loss what to try next.

  skidzy 16:22 03 Jan 2007

Not sure if this one will work,you will need to register to receive the download click here

  Maundy 17:24 03 Jan 2007

Thanks skidzy, already registered with DriverGuide so downloading the suggested 256MB SumVision Mass Storage driver was easy but alas, my 1GB SV-U89 would not respond. clearly a similar, but specific SumVision driver is required.

  12bore 22:58 03 Jan 2007

if it is any consequence I have the same problem with a pny flash disc so will be interested in your final result

  skidzy 23:00 03 Jan 2007

What model and os ?

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