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Running usb drives with Win 98

 
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derg



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Running usb drives with Win 98 Reply with quote

So I tried the 98 SE drivers, and the error I got was "Not a valid Win 32 application".. I tried starting in safe mode without the "autoexec and config" files- no luck.

I tried removing all the usb devices from device manager, and what happened was it booted, but nothing loaded- just a blank screen.

Do you have any other suggestions?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The file you have downloaded is probably corrupted during the download. Try downloading again.
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derg



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it- I downloaded a bunch of new and old files, tried them all. Of course it might be different if I was using a flash disk instead of a floppy, but for obvious reasons that isn't an option.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drivers are a valid win 32 application, and in my experience, this error is usually down to a corrupt download. I suggest you try again.

Try opening the download in WinZip and running a test on it, I imagine it will show errors due to the file being corrupt.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that wouldn't make much sense if it wasn't 64 bit- thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 98 is a 32 bit operating system. If if you have a 64 bit processor, it has to work in 32 bit mode for Windows 98.
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