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Win98 and flash drive driver

 
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zidnasz



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:19 am    Post subject: Win98 and flash drive driver Reply with quote

I am running Win98. I recently purchased a flash drive from San Disk. I had to get a special driver to work the drive in my Win98. My friend bought a Kingston "Data Traveler" and would like me to view it. Will the special driver I have from San Disk, allow me to view the flash from Kingston? Or do I have to download another driver for the Kingston Flash?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sandisk driver will probably not work with a Kingston drive - although it will do no harm to try it. If it doesn't work, install these USB drivers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.. I saw that driver. BUT.. it saids to delete all other flash drivers before installing. AND I had to work with the support from San Disk to get my driver to work. SO I really don't want to delete my already installed driver.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you should uninstall other Mass Storage drivers first. If you don't then there may be some conflict and one or both of the flash drives won't work. The drivers are generic, and I know they work with many Sandisk and Kingston flash drives, so once install both drives should work fine.

The way I see it, your options are:
Arrow Try the Kingston drive with just the Sandisk drivers installed (probably won't work, but no harm done)
Arrow Install the win98 usb drivers without removing the Sandisk drivers and see what happens (will probably work)
Arrow Remove the Sandisk drivers and install the Windows 98 usb drivers (95% sure both drives will work fine)

If you have any problems along the way, we can offer advice.
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