USB Thumbdrive Memory Stick

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swaters

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My company recently purchased a Dell PC and bought a 64 MB USB Memory Stick with it. It works great on my XP machine at work, but I need drivers to use it on my Win98SE machine at home. I have searched far and wide to find these drivers but have been unsuccessful. I think it has to do with my lack of knowledge of this hardware. I'm not even sure if it's called a Thumbdrive or a Jump Drive or a memory stick or something else. All I know is it's a pretty little piece of plastice with a USB plug and a cap to protect it and it holds 64 MB of data. It has the Dell logo on it and it also has this information on the back:
SMART
model no.
SM9FLAU

64 MB
and the USB Symbol

Can somebody tell me where I can find the Win98SE drivers for this? Thanks.
 

swaters

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I just found some more helpful info. I plugged the stick into a Windows 2000 machine and it popped up a window saying New Hardware Found: Lexar Digital Film USB Device. Is that a generic driver or is Lexar the manufacturer of the stick?
 

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Go to the Lexar website, you'll find the drivers there.
 

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I found the drivers at the URL above. The only drivers I found at Lexar were the Jump Drive drivers which is not the same hardware as mine. I think Windows used the Lexar drivers like generic drivers.
 

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I installed the drivers and it comes up fine as a virtual drive (G:). I can browse through it and copy small files. But when I get to copying larger files, it will go to maybe 10% and then slow down to a crawl, and then I'll get a blue screen fatal error. The only way to fix it is a hard restart. Any ideas what would be causing that error? Thanks.
 

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That sure sounds like drivers, perhaps you should try other ones. If the device works, there's no reason it shouldn't work on W98. FWIW, I've used a Lexar JumpDrive 128mb and a 256mb USB 2.0 drive on a W98 system, and it had no difficulties with them.
 
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