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How to make usb ports work on win98se


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#1 august22

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

I have 2 usb ports on my win98se computer. How can i make them work and recognize my usb sticks?



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

Hi

Several things need to happen. You need to have the 98SE drivers loaded

Then since Windows 98 has no support for USB sticks You need to find a driver. Actually Anything that is USB and plugged into the Windows 98SE computer will need proper drivers. Windows 98SE USB support was barely there.

 

I did find these generic USB Mass Storage drivers,


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I have not tested or tried these, be careful

As far as Malwarebytes Premium and My Antivirus scans go they are clean. That is not definitive so scan them too.

 

usb2.0 driver for win98.exe

 

Page in Italian, look for the >> Download << at the bottom of the page.

http://www.wintricks.it/faq/usbpen98_6.html

 

the optimal driver would be one from the drive maker.

 

Good Luck

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

I use these drivers:

http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php

Unfortunately, some drives are detected as an unknown device and appear in the USB Controllers category in Device Manager. I can't see any way to get the real driver installed when that happens.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

These drivers should work for you, just unzip them and run setup.exe.

 

http://www.flashbay.ca/support/faq/windows98se-usb-drive-driver


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:33 AM

Thanks to all you folks for your help. It works now.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

Thank You for reporting back with Your success. That may help others in the future.

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