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Problem With USB Support for Windows 95 OSR 2

I have been trying to install USB support to my computer running Windows 95 OSR 2 (4.00.1111) for using my ColorPage Vivid III V2 scanner. I found out that I needed an upgrade patch called USB Supplement that consisted of two executables and an instruction (readme) file. I did everything according to the instruction, and got the USB in my Device Manager, but it was marked with a question mark as a device with a missing driver. When I tried to install the driver by clicking on the "Install Driver" button and letting it search for it, it did not work at first. I also tried a search on the Internet for such drivers but there was no relevant result. I installed the program for a scanner (from the original CD) but of course it failed to work saying the scanner is not found. Next time I tried to install the driver, the program asked for the file "uhcd.sys" but it was missing in my install package. I searched for it online trying to download it but got no result either. In some time after I rebooted, the device manager, to my surprise, was showing the Universal Serial Bus Controller thread as active/working, with a single "USB Root Hub" branch, but even with a working icon (not a question mark) the Properties tab shows that the driver was not properly installed.

I was advised to download a driver compliant with my motherboard. My chipset is VIA-0691 (as shown by testing software) and I have been looking for the driver. I visited the VIA website and downloaded a driver but it is incompatible with Windows 95. Actually, I have enabled USB support by patching the system (instead of 4.00.1111 the testing program now shows it already as 4.03.1214b) and now I only need a driver but there don't seem to be any that I could easily find online. Do you know any place where I could get one to resolve my case?

P.S. Please do not advise upgrading to Windows 98 or higher Happy))

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No. You may never see that work again.

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USB install for 95 was just too flighty.

Try http://www.usbman.com and in closing, let's never speak of 95 again? OK?

Bob

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Let me just note that on my old Compaq Presario 2240 it came pre-installed and working well enough for supporting an HP 4100C scanner (as in the HP specs). But I don't take chances with a modern USB printer or a USB mouse.

I'm afraid you're totally on your own, with little or no support from the maker of your motherboard, the USB card, Microsoft or the maker of the Colorpage scanner.

Kees

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USB support for Win95 can be enabled from the original CD. I was using a USB Webcam of Logitech for quite some time on Win95. The problem is that very few devices have drivers for Win95. You could try your luck with www.drivers.com

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