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USB Port doesn't seem to work

by polaris6 / March 3, 2006 2:17 AM PST

I have Win 98 SE, SP1 installed on my PC and when I plug in a USB device it doesn't seem to work. Is there anything I can do to 'fix' this proble,? I searched the Archives and couldn't find anything recently.

Thnaks.

george

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Seems proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 2:21 AM PST

Here's why. Windows 98 doesn't include motherboard drivers for many motherboards with USB ports. Too bad you didn't tell more about the machine and what motherboard driver package you tried.

Bob

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Check this forum . . .
by Cursorcowboy / March 3, 2006 9:08 PM PST
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check this
by kwokwai -space4english / March 8, 2006 11:33 PM PST

It's common that Win98 doesn't support USB devices before a specific driver is installed.

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FYI.
by Cursorcowboy / March 9, 2006 9:32 PM PST
In reply to: check this

Win98SE, WinME/XP provides the most complete USB support above Win98 first edition which also supports it and get all of the software support needed by default through the operating system software, [Q258773]. But, some USB devices may come with a floppy or CD which could include specialized drivers for a particular device. At one time there was some limited USB support for the Windows 95 operating system but finding supposedly for it is almost nill.

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win2k
by kwokwai -space4english / March 10, 2006 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: FYI.

How about the support for USB devices in Win2k?

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Almost none.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2006 12:25 AM PST
In reply to: win2k

Device support is lackluster in all these OSes. The devices with the exception of mice, drives and a few printers depends on the maker supplying a driver.

So be careful to check that your selected OS is listed on the device's supported OS.

Bob

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