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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:34 am    Post subject: USB Device. Reply with quote

I have a Windows 98 Second Edition. I plugged in my digi camera cord to the USB device and a notice popped up saying New Hardware was found. It then told me to put in my Windows 98 Second Edition CD and when I did it said it couldnt find out.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most digital cameras detect as a USB Mass Storage Device; Windows 98SE does not have drivers for this as standard. So, when you plugged in the camera and followed the wizard, it would not be able to find the drivers on the CD. If you finished the wizard, then the device would be installed with no drivers, and consequently not work. If you follow the following procedure, it should allow you to uninstall the drivers, install the correct ones, and get the camera working.
1) Plug in the camera, if the Install New Hardware Wizard comes up, then cancel it and go straight to step 4.
2) Open Device Manager (Right click My Computer (on desktop), click Properties, then click on the Device Manager tab at the top.
3) There should be an entry showing as "Unknown Device" or "Other Device", they will have a exclamation mark next to them. These need to be removed by highlighting and clicking Remove. OK any warnings that come up. Once removed close the Device Manager window.
4) Unplug the camera from the USB socket.
5) Download the Maximus Decim nusb22e drivers to your Desktop, or somewhere you can find them.
6) Install the Drivers by double clicking on the nusb22e.exe file you have just downloaded and following the onscreen instructions.
7) Once installed plug in the camera, it should now detect and you should get a new disk showing in My Computer. Not this may take a few moments to happen. If it doesn't leave the camera plugged in and reboot.

You should now be able to see the camera as a new drive every time you plug it in.

These drivers do not work with all USB cameras, but they do with most. Some camera manufacturers have specific Windows 98 drivers you can install from their website. Let us know what camera you have and whether this works or not.
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