From: Olin K. McDaniel on
On Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:23:11 -0400, jimbok
<jimkelREMOVE(a)frontiernet.net> wrote:

>On Wed, 06 Aug 2008 22:29:32 GMT, mcdanielo.abcd(a)bellsouth.net (Olin
>K. McDaniel) wrote:
>
>>Then I installed them in the folder
>>you recommended, and rebooted.
>
>Olin, you can't just 'reboot' and expect the mass storage drivers to
>load. In 'Control panel/system/device manager' you must select the
>device/properties and then choose 'Update driver.' During the update
>driver procedure, you have to tell Windows to look in that folder for
>the drivers.
>If you have done that and it didn't work, then I'm sorry it didn't
>work for you. I have installed those files and 'updated' USB 2.0
>device drivers with those files at least a dozen times in 98SE and it
>worked for me every time.
>jimbok


Thanks for your patience Jim, I just had a chance to read your latest
reply and tried again as you describe above. Either I'm too dense to
follow, or am missing something obvious, but when I tell Windows to
look in the System32\Drivers folder the choice of OK is cleared out.
But I did spot something that may help you figure it out - it
indicated it was looking for an .INF file, not the .SYS files we
chased down and put in that System32\Drivers folder. Does this help?

Olin

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From: Jim Nason on
On 2008-08-03 11:32:15 -0400, MIG <googlespam(a)doreenbird.co.uk> said:

> I got an Advent ADE-RDR01 all in one card reader, which is supposed to
> work with Windows 98 according to the box.
>
> There is no driver for Windows 98 and it doesn't seem to be possible
> to find one anywhere.
>
> The sale of these things seems to be a scam to get people to call a
> �1.50 a minute phone line when they find that there is no driver for
> the thing, and probably no help from there if you did.
>
> Or am I missing something?
Windows 98 never natively supported USB 2.0. However, many
manufactures made USB 2.0 drivers to interface with their USB 2.0
expansion cards. The drivers are specific to the USB exapnsion card.
I suppose you get lucky and the WinME or 2000 Universal Drivers might
work, but that would take some luck. Apparently some who have replied
got lucky, So, you will need to hunt down the drivers for you
specific USB 2.0 expansion card. If you have plugged the devices into
a USB 1.x port, it won't work no matter what the driver unless the
device supports both UBS 1.x and USB 2.x . If the USB 2.0 port is
built into your computer (read: motherboard) then you will need to back
to the manufacturer of the computer or motherboard.


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From: Olin K. McDaniel on
On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:43:01 -0400, Jim Nason <jennothome(a)yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On 2008-08-03 11:32:15 -0400, MIG <googlespam(a)doreenbird.co.uk> said:
>
>> I got an Advent ADE-RDR01 all in one card reader, which is supposed to
>> work with Windows 98 according to the box.
>>
>> There is no driver for Windows 98 and it doesn't seem to be possible
>> to find one anywhere.
>>
>> The sale of these things seems to be a scam to get people to call a
>> �1.50 a minute phone line when they find that there is no driver for
>> the thing, and probably no help from there if you did.
>>
>> Or am I missing something?
>Windows 98 never natively supported USB 2.0. However, many
>manufactures made USB 2.0 drivers to interface with their USB 2.0
>expansion cards. The drivers are specific to the USB exapnsion card.
>I suppose you get lucky and the WinME or 2000 Universal Drivers might
>work, but that would take some luck. Apparently some who have replied
>got lucky, So, you will need to hunt down the drivers for you
>specific USB 2.0 expansion card. If you have plugged the devices into
>a USB 1.x port, it won't work no matter what the driver unless the
>device supports both UBS 1.x and USB 2.x . If the USB 2.0 port is
>built into your computer (read: motherboard) then you will need to back
>to the manufacturer of the computer or motherboard.
>
>
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Now, this is another interesting slant I'd not thought of. I upgraded
my old computer about 10 months ago, with new motherboard, CPU, and
all. And I'm still using the same hard drives, with my multiple boot
systems - which includes Win 98 S.E. and Win2000. I have a mixture of
USB devices, like my nearly 4 year old Canon inkjet printer (which I
believe is USB 1.1) and my HP ScanJet 4400 (which is also USB 1.1).
These all work fine under either operating system. But I have several
other USB devices which will ONLY work under Win2000. Among these are
two USB External hard drives. So - if the fault is in the
motherboard, why does it work in Win2000 but not in Win 98 S.E.? Not
a serious issue, but really puzzling.

Olin

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From: jason.mangiafico on
quoting:
>
> Universalmass storagedrivers for Windows98/SE have been cobbled
> together. Your mileage may vary.
>
> http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php

I have a small portable that is running 98se with a USB 1.1 port, and
this mass storage driver that worked for me. Pen drives and card
readers I have used seem to be backwards compatible even through they
say USB 2.0 on them. This system still prompts for the driver .inf
file, just put in c:\windows and it finds usbstor.inf .
From: jimbok on
On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 21:15:55 GMT, mcdanielo.abcd(a)bellsouth.net (Olin
K. McDaniel) wrote:

>if the fault is in the
>motherboard, why does it work in Win2000 but not in Win 98 S.E

Clearly your problem is not related to the motherboard. You can try
what Jason suggests, or even do a search for the 'setup information'
(inf) file usbstor.inf. If that still fails to work for you you might
want to compare the system USB driver list in 2000 against the list
given for 98se and see what the difference is.



jimbok