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USB hardrive won't mount on Intel 440BX PT6-IBP MB

 
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jjd2009



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: USB hardrive won't mount on Intel 440BX PT6-IBP MB Reply with quote

I've tried all the possible USB driver solutions from this site included for OS98FE and SE. Can't find a bios update for it's vers. RCV 1.4 I'm trying to utilize a 4 yr old USB portable drive and newer USB flashdrive, but they won't mount.
Can I possibly install a newer USB 2.0 card to help? This puter is junk if there's no way to pull files from it. It will not be used with the web.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jjd2009, welcome to the forums!

You mention that you have tried drivers for Windows 98 FE and SE - you should only install the appropriate ones for your version of Windows 98.

What happens when you connect the drive? Does it appear in Device Manager? If so, it may appear as an Unknown Device in which case remove this entry, unplug the drive and reconnect.

If the drive you are connecting to this computer is formatted in NTFS, then Windows 98 will not be able to read it. For more details see this post:
External USB Drive Detected but Not Available

If you really can't get the PC to recognise the drive, and the computer really is junk, have you considered removing the internal hard drive and connecting up to another PC to get at the contents of the drive?
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