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usb not supported by Windows ME

 
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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:23 am    Post subject: usb not supported by Windows ME Reply with quote

Hi!


I am running Windows ME and I found out that my Kingston data traveller DT 1/ 1GBFE USB 2.0 drive is not compatible with my system - this is not suppose to hapen as Windows ME is pre-installed with generic driver to recognise USB drives of different makes. I have contacted Kingston technical assistance and was told that my particular drive does not work on Windows Me. please provide me with a solution.

I am very sure my PC supports USB 2.0


Thank you very much.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

The Kingston drive is not supported in Windows Me. For some reason they provide Windows 98SE drivers, but state that it is not compatible with Me. I would suspect that the mass storage drivers in Windows Me are not compatible with this drive and unless someone writes a specific driver for this drive, I don't think you are going to be able to work around this.

I think your best option is to get a different drive. This one from Bytestor should work fine in Windows Me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion, but I do not intend to upgrade my OS at the moment , is there some sort of third party generic driver I could download to solve this problem?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, there is no generic driver (that I know of) other than the one currently built in to Windows ME.

Given that Kingston have written a driver for Windows 98, but not Windows Me, it would suggest that they have had difficulty making the drive compatible with ME and simply given up! You could thry their Windows 98 diver, but I doubt it will work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: usb Reply with quote

I installed a few drivers for ME in several uSB driver sites, non worked, know any sites I might me able to find them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:55 am    Post subject: usb Reply with quote

sorry typing error.


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I installed a few drivers for ME from several USB driver sites, non worked, know any sites I might be able to find them?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try www.usbman.com

This is one of the best sites for USB.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have not found a solution yet.
I realise that the particular USB works on some Win ME PCs, especially laptops
At times when I am able to "connect", There is a problem of right clicking the USB icon at the taskbar to disconnect it safetly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend going through the instructions on this page:
http://www.usbman.com/winxpusbguide.htm

Other than that, I don't know of any solution. Kingston say that this is not compatible.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's really nothing I can do to solve this
I guess I have to get another USB

Thanks for the help.
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