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[SOLVED] USB Driver not found

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by memphisaaa, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. memphisaaa

    memphisaaa Thread Starter

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    Roadrunner (cable modem) came out to install today and the usb port on my gateway G6-400 was not detected. No problem,so the tech thought,and grabbed a ethernet card and installed it. The computer won't recognize that either. I'm running windows 98. Should I try to reinstall it or is there somewhere i can download the driver? Help Please!
     
  2. Triple6

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    Do the USB ports appear in Device Manager under System in Control Panel. USB port drivers are inculded in Windows excpet for USB 2.0 ports, which they would only be if installed recently.

    What version of Windows do you have? When did these problems start happening, I mean did you install anything new or change anything?
     
  3. memphisaaa

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    Yes the USB ports show up in the device manager. At first they had a yellow circle by them. I removed them rebooted and then reinstalled. Now they show up normal. We tried hooking our digital camera up and it sees it but keeps asking for a driver and I have no idea where to get it.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    FWIW, I'd REALLY try to get the Ethernet option going, it's a much better way to network. Also, the Ethernet connection will allow you to use a router if you decide you'd like to share the connection. :)
     
  5. catlady13

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    Which ethernet card did he put in ? You will have to know to find the drivers.
    Also for your camera .. did it not come with software that contained the drivers? If not we will need to know which camera make and model as well as the nic card make and model to help you find drivers ..
     
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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q240075

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;263218

    Actually the latest version of 95 supported USB, although sometimes hit and miss.

    "Windows 95 OSR 2.1 and OSR 2.5 provide basic USB support that was developed as the technology was first emerging. Based on today's more mature USB technology, there are a number of limitations with USB support in Windows 95 OSR 2.1 and Windows 95 OSR 2.5.

    These limitations were addressed in Microsoft Windows 98 and carried forward to Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. Addressing these limitations required several architectural changes that are not portable back to Windows 95 OSR 2.1 or Windows 95 OSR 2.5.

    Microsoft recommends that customers who require a more robust USB environment upgrade to Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition."
     
  8. mbotoole

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    Windows 98 definitely supports USB, (not USB2.0 though I don't think). I have a USB printer and USB network adaptor that worked fine on Windows98.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    By the way, I have that same system and I had a USB 2 device connected to it. You just need to install the USB 2 drivers that come with the device.
     
  10. memphisaaa

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    is an ovislink 10/100 Mbps
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    And the version of 98? Original or SE?

    Did you try the card in another slot? Do you have a free IRQ to begin with?

    Start, run, type msinfo32 and hit ok, go to hardware, IRQs, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.
     
  12. memphisaaa

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    I am not sue the cable guy installed it. After four hours here he left the ethernet card in the computer and gave me another brand new one and told m to call them when we got the ethernet card or the usb working>
    Thank You!



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    1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    2 Programmable interrupt controller
    3 (free)
    4 Communications Port (COM1)
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    6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    7 EPSON Printer Port (LPT1)
    8 System CMOS/real time clock
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  13. memphisaaa

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    its 98 original i believe
     
  14. memphisaaa

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    the usb not working a few weeks ago when i hooked the digital camera up for the first time. I read in another thread to remove the device managers that were marked yellow and re-install. I did that and now the CPU recognizes the usb port link but still says there are no drivers to download the pictures. Is that just for the camera? Since the usb port is recognizing the camera now can i call the cable company back and get it hooked up that way? From what you guys say it is better to go through the ethernet card.
    Thank You!
     
  15. ~Candy~

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    The camera probably needs software and drivers. Let's not cloud the issue with that right now though.

    Did a driver disk come with the Ethernet card? Hopefully they didn't charge you an installation charge, what a piss poor tech if he couldn't even get an ethernet card installed correctly :rolleyes: You may have to try different slots. I hope it's not going to want to grab IRQ 10 or 11 though......that is where a lot of them want to be :(
     
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