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USB Trouble

By freetie76 ·
I have a system with windows 98 that the usb ports are not working on? I enabled them in the bios, and they still dont work? Any advice?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to USB Trouble

you might be better off with bios usb support DISabled. there are many possible problems we need more info. how does the usb controller look in device manager? is it banged? what is device manager error code. Control Panel/System/device manager

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by TheChas In reply to USB Trouble

Even with the USB ports enabled in BIOS settings, you often need to install the drivers for the chip-set on the motherboard for USB to function properly under W98.

Start by identifying who made the chip-set on the motherboard.

Either download the reference drivers from the chip-set manufacture, or download the latest drivers from the motherboard / system manufacture.


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by csmith In reply to USB Trouble

Most of the time you have to load the software driver for the printer, scanner, whatever USB device you are going to plug in, before you plug it in, and before you try to use it, for it to work.
This applies to USB 2.0
The versions of USB before 2.0 are a nightmare, and problematic.
IF, after a careful reload and troubleshooting they don't work, USB 2.0 add-in cards are cheap.

Regards, Chris

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