Scroll down and Iomega seems to note not only 98, but 98 SE.
I need a flash drive that is compatible with Windows 98 on an old computer to transfer files to a new computer. All of the Sandisk products seem to be compatible with only Windows 98SE. Any recommendations for a flash drive product that is compatible with Windows 98 or has downloadable drivers for Windows 98?
Your selected USB memory key. Some use this driver.
http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php notes a driver that we can install and then test with the memory keys under just 98.
Thank you very much for this info. I was in a bind regarding file transfer from 98 to xp until I was able to download and install recommended driver. A direct download to my 98 os computer was needed to allow flash memory to d-load my files and the transfer to the new computer was smooth. No glitches or crashes or freezing of screens. Thanks again; I'd spent alot of fruitless hours fumbling around.
I did this today and it worked.
I have Windows 98 and a new imation flash drive.
Window98 needs a driver for this flash drive.
I went to:
There's a tab there about flash drivers - click it.
In the list of drivers find the one with the title.
USB flash driver 98
Download it to your computer.
the file name should be: oem-nfd-98-drive.exe
Double click the EXE file and follow the instructions.
Restart your computer with the flash drive in place.
My computer shows a new lettered drive:
In my case it is F: for the flash drive. Yours might be different.
When you remove the flash drive the icon for
the F: drive goes away. Plug it in and the F:
You should be able to copy to this flash drive like
your A: floppy or C:, etc.
Let me know how it goes for you
Hope this helps.
Wow man thanks so much for this I had already been to sandisc and didnt find one ,I read your blog and went back and found the one you suggested the oem 98 and it worked ,,it took me awhile for my win98 to find it ,,or me to find it rather,,lol but got it 3000 plus songs of the old jewel to put on my new computer after 2 years of not being able to find away,,,dude you dont know how much I appreciate your blog thanks..thanks,,thanks,,,,,
After much trial and effort and failure and research, I found the answer. How do I get new 2gb and larger flashdrives to work with Windows 98 nonupgrade version 4.10 The answer is simple but sounds difficult. Just follow the instructions step by step.
1. Make sure USB PORT is ENABLED in CMOS. Do that by shutdown/restart and pressing DEL before anything can start loading.
2. Copy csmapper.sys and carddrv.exe into c:\windows\system and c:\windows\system32
3. Using Notepad edit config.sys found at c:\config.sys to add the following lines
4. Shutdown/Restart so your computer can load the new config.sys file
5. Download nusb320-Eng-98FE.exe from www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98fe-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php
6. Before you install nusb320-Eng-98FE, go to CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEM, Device Manager, and remove all drives for Unknown Devices and Serial Bus Controller.
7. Now install nusb320-Eng-98FE
8. Shutdown and Restart
9. Windows will detect your USB Ports and install appropriate drivers for them.
10. Put your flashdrive into the USB Port. Windows will detect it and install appropriate drivers for that flashdrive.
For some reason, Windows Explorer will not transfer files from/to harddrive/flashdrive so you will have to do it from the DOS Prompt. You'll need to figure out the drive letter for your flashdrive. I'd suggest starting at dir e:\ and working your way up the alphabet. On my computer the flashdrive is drive g.
If you do not have or cannot find csmapper.sys and carddrv.exe, I would happy to email them to you as a rar archive. Winzip should decompress rar archives, but if it does not go to www.brothersoft.com/rarzilla-free-unrar-download-64450.html
download rarzilla free unrar It is a small file and should only take a couple of minutes with a 56K modem. Use that to decompress the rar file that I send you.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
This solution works with 96% of all flashdrives currently on the market for Windows computers.
I'M TRYING TO TRANSFER A FOLDER FROM MY OLD COMPUTER TO MY NEW COMPUTER. I BROUGHT THE USB FLASH DRIVE, BUT CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE DRIVER........MODEM'S GONE ON THE OLD COMPUTER. ANY THING I CAN DO SHORT OF TAKING THE OLD TOWER IN TO SOME PLACE AND HAVE SOME DO IT WHICH WILL PROBABLY COST ME..............
I'M TRYING TO TRANSFER FOLDER FROM OLD COMPUTER TO NEW COMPUTER USING A USB FLASH DRIVE/SONY. HOWEVER, WHEN I PLUG IN FLASH DRIVE TO USB ON OLD COMPUTER NOTHING HAPPENS. CAN I DOWNLOAD A DRIVER ONTO THE SONY USB FLASH DRIVE USING MY NEW COMPUTER AND THEN TAKE THE FLASH DRIVE AND PLUG IT INTO OLD COMPUTER TO INSTALL THE DRIVER I NEED FOR THE USB FLASH DRIVE? PLEASE DON'T LAUGH. I'M SO FRUSTRATED AND I REALLY NEED SOME HELP . I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO TAKE THE OLD COMPUTER SOMEWHERE TO HAVE THIS DONE, IT MAY COST TOO MUCH. HELP
I have downloaded the last version of the nusb320-Eng-98FE.exe from www.technical-assistance.co.uk (I googled it).
I run it on my Micron Millenia and it works like a breeze! No cs... sys was asked for!
And the file explorer shows it as the drive F: (I had drives A:, C:, D:, and E: before the installation.
Before the installation I had the USB kb driver and USB hub driver installed. I did not remove them.
The Device Manager shows the new driver under Mass Storage.
I tested it on 2-GB flash drive.
I have been sitting in the background looking for a solution and "bingo"...you gave it to me. This works, as you outlines, and it works fine. But, every time I remove the flash drive and stick it back in, I have to repeat uninstalling devices in device manager and reboot. This is no problem for me considering the length of time I have spent trying to resolve this. I have an old system; Win 95 and Win 98 that I run Autocadd 11 with DCA. Both systems crashed and I lost a ton of stuff. The original disks and CDs went the way of a fire a few years ago and I have been trying to reconstruct the operating systems from another old pc along with Colorado tapes. If you are versed with these old systems and config/autoexec, etc, I would like to hire you!!!
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