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Can’t load drivers on dell latitude 100L laptop with win98SE

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Jgunn4, Apr 18, 2018.

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  1. Jgunn4

    Jgunn4 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    Loaded win98 SE onto an old Dell Latitude 100L laptop and I want to finish it off so I can play some retro games on it but I’m having trouble getting any drivers on it because the cd/dvd drive doesn’t recognize any cds (even though I used a cd to put win98 on it) and usb doesn’t recognize. How can I get these running so I can put the drivers on? Thanks!
     
  2. Fireflycph

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    Win98 will generally need drivers for usb devices. If your CD/DVD manufacturer don't have them. Which is unlikely then you can look for some generic drivers. I found this page that claims to have them. I did NOT check any downloads for malware, so do so at your own risk

    http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php
     
  3. Jgunn4

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    So how do I get drivers on a computer when it doesn’t recognize cds or usbs, etc. seems like there’s no way to put drivers on this computer.
     
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    If you have internet access via a ethernet cable you should be able to download them. Or, if you have a floppy drive, you can use that.
    Lastly, you can remove the hard disk, put it in a different machine as a second disk. Then copy them to the Win98 disk. If you have that option.
     
  5. flavallee

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    The Dell Latitude 100L laptop was designed for and has downloadable drivers at its support site only for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    It appears to have these primary devices:
    Intel 855 GM graphics
    Sigmatel STAC 9750 AC97 audio
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Mbps ethernet
    Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 - or - Dell Wireless 1350/1370/1390/1450/1490

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    Hey flavalle is it still possible to put the right drivers on the laptop to make win98 run properly? I really want it on there, can I get them other places?
     
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    Once you correctly identify the primary devices in that laptop (if they are other than what I listed in post #5), you need to do an internet search for Windows 98 SE drivers for them.
    If you're lucky, you may find the drivers you need.

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