MSI K7N2 M/board running 98se. It appears that I cannot connect my 6 in 1 integral card reader which is USB1 to the one and only USB2 header on the above board. Can anyone confirm this. If my assumption is correct is there anyway around this?.
LastChip. Because I just cannot get it to work. if I connect the Reader to the USB2 header the Pc will not boot. when I use the USB port supplied by MSI, this will work when connected to the USB2 header, This port is USB 1/2
In general terms, with USB, you load the drivers BEFORE connecting the device.
The other thing that strikes me, is that Microsoft do not provide support for USB 2.0 under Windows 98(se), only Win 2K and XP, and I think one variant of NT, therefore, it could very well be a software problem. It may be worth checking the vendors site for any driver up-dates or advice (patches) to overcome the problem.
Thanks woodchip thats the conclusion I was arriving at. It would seem my daughters, Fathers Day present will have to go back to the supplier. Unless some can tell me which wire is which and where I can get the seperate connectors from.
DieSse Many thanks. the reader pin assignments are a little different from the norm and are labelled 1 SGND, 2 GND, 3 DP, 4 DM, 5 VCC. would you consider DP to be the positive.Pin 9 is blanked off
woodchip. My apologies as I think I may have confused you. When I said "integral" I meant internal to the PC not "Integral" the manufacturer. I have in fact been using a Flash card reader for a couple of years.
No you got it right I just mentioned the Reader just so you would have one external rather than infernal if you took the old one back as DieSse above I have done that also at the side of the plug you can see a little slot to press a tab in so it will let you withdraw the wire and connector the vcc should be the red wire. 1 SGND, 2 GND are black you only need one of these red goes to pine one on the motherboard not shure about the rest you will have to check you motherboard manual