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USB flash drive with Windows Me

 
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the loft



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: USB flash drive with Windows Me Reply with quote

I have recently purchased a new PC and want to transfer my personal information,documents etc. from my old one. My son lent me his USB pen flash drive but it says there is no driver and needs the disc labelled "Windows Millenium" which of course I do not have. It would take ages to use floppy discs and the new PC does not have a floppy reader anyway. Does anyone know how I can overcome this, all info on the web says that there should be a generic driver installed. Is it hidden away somewhere? Or can I download one from anywhere. Any help appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flash drive should work with Windows Me without any drivers, unless it is not a generic mass storage device. If a CD came with the flash drive then it may be you need to install drivers for it.

The fact that it is asking for the Me disk, suggests that it may be a generic device, but requires a file from the Windows installation CD to work. If you have a legal copy of Windows Me then you should have the disk, or at least a copy of the installation files on the hard drive. Whichever of these you have then you should point the installation to the correct place and it will install the drivers accordingly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Soft Stag for the information. No CD came with the flash drive and it works fine on my son's XP. My PC has a floppy drive and read-only CD and DVD drives. I do have the original CD's that came with the PC, but they are all for Works Suite, NVidia etc. The only one that is a possiblity is one labelled "3rd party Chipset Series Mainboard Utility CD but it does not mention USB drivers. It lists Audio/Network Drivers, Norton AntiVirus 2000 trial version, Direct X, BIOS, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Easy Tune III (whatever that is). There is also a Recovery CD-ROM CD. Doesn't look promising.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does the recovery CD say on it? Also, what is the make and model of your PC?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoftStag wrote:
What does the recovery CD say on it? Also, what is the make and model of your PC?

The Recovery CD just says MESH Recovery CD. Must not be used unless authorised by Mesh Technical Support. The Make is obviously MESH and
the model is Mesh Marix D900.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it asks for the Windows Me disk, try browsing to c:\windows\options\cabs and see if it takes the file from there.

Running the recovery CD should restore the PC back to the original preload. This will wipe everything, but should fix the problem if you can't locate the files.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoftStag wrote:
When it asks for the Windows Me disk, try browsing to c:\windows\options\cabs and see if it takes the file from there.
Running the recovery CD should restore the PC back to the original preload. This will wipe everything, but should fix the problem if you can't locate the files.
Already tried to locate the driver using this method. No luck. However a pal lent me a SanDisk Micro Cruzer and I was able to download their general purpose driver(supposed to be for Windows 98, but it worked OK. the only problem is it is inly a 128 mb capacity, so it meant a few ins and outs. However have managed it, so thanks to you for trying to help.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you got it working Smile
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