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Hi Dave,
Another thought about your non-functional audio: maybe you can run Driver Cleaner v1.5, remove all vestiges of your audio driver, and then re-install your audio driver.

Good thought Multibooter, but even with the audio drivers uninstalled, the audio hardware still appears in the Device Manager as an unknown device, with the same resource problem, i.e. no IRQ (IRQ 00).
I will give it a try though once I get to the end of all the other avenues I'm currently following!
:)

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Another thought about your non-functional audio: maybe you can run Driver Cleaner v1.5, remove all vestiges of your audio driver, and then re-install your audio driver.

Dave, in case you decide to follow Multibooter's idea, which may in fact help, I've decided to quote myself from elsewhere, just to point you to the right version of it:

Do it using the great freeware Driver Cleaner Pro Version 1.5 (*NOT* the for-pay Driver Cleaner .NET !!!).

However, I'm begining to think that you ought to image your system or even put in a spare HDD in place and do a clean install of 98, using RegShot before and after the audio driver's installation, for us to find out which entries are created in the register and which files are needed and where do they go. It would also require the creation of a full file list before and after the sound drivers installation, so it must be planned carefully beforehand to be effective. This is a really time consuming task, but might be the way to go in case all else fails.

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I hear that! Well if you need it, you need it, but pulling it out and making sure the legacy serial and parallel is turned off in the BIOS usually guarantees that IRQ 3 and 4 is free, ... and in your case, one less device on 11 .... UPDATE: ok i am looking at the Device Manager (DM) listing and see both IRQ3 and IRQ4 are wasted by serial ports. I would suggest they get deleted in DM and then you immediately locate that BIOS setting and disable them so they do not return (note for example : I have USB channels on IRQ 3 and 4 plus separate IRQ Holders) .... UPDATE: looking at the manual dencorso provided, they hid this setting under I/O Device Configuration and a submenu where Serial Port A and B are found.

Tried that, and the COM1 port and the LPT1 parallel printer port were put back by the plug and play system even though they were disabled in the BIOS!
Didn't make any difference to the sound problem.
:no:

Actually this *is* how the BIOS Routing Table changes. You may have noticed when an upgrade is available for a motherboard BIOS it usually adds some features and fixes some bugs. Among the actual changes made when you perform an upgrade are corrections and additions to the Routing Table. The table is located in the programmable BIOS (and in many cases we ourselves can edit the image with BIOS hacking tools and later Flash this modded image back to the Eprom). Anyway, was there a BIOS flashing done before you added the USB reader?

I did update the BIOS version ages ago acting on the the instructions of Supermicro technical support to resolve a problem with Seagate hard drives.
I ran the update again recently just in case it had any bearing on this problem, but it made no difference.

Yours must have spooled to the Default Printer! Sorry about those Print To File instructions, I just assumed everyone had the Generic / Text Only printer driver installed. Do you have it in your Control Panel > Printers? If you do then this is how you get that Device Manager listing into an ASCII text file:

Don't worry! That's exactly how I resolved the problem!
:)

Yup, that would be the problem. F8 Command Line DOS is actually not true DOS (it has HIMEM, IFSHLP, DOSHIGH, and other stuff I can't remember now). Most low level tools like HwInfo, RAM Testers, Intel Utilities and such require pure bare true DOS since they supply their own memory management in their code. What you need do is FULL format a floppy and check the Copy System Files box if you are using the Win9x GUI (essentially the same as format a: /s from a command line). Then place the HwInfo files on there and boot to the floppy. These are the same instructions you follow for many true DOS utilities.

Tried again, but still no joy!
:no:
Created a bootable floppy, copied HWINFO.EXE and HWINFO.DAT to the floppy (I assume they're the only necessary files, any more would have been too big for the disk!)
When I booted to the floppy and ran HWINFO, it just said "Program is too big to fit in memory".
Tried copying himem.sys to the disk, and creating a config.sys on the disk just with "device=a:\himem.sys /testmem:off" in it, and it still threw up the same error message.
:(

(sigh) I had some hope for that one. I believe for this to work you will have to go entirely Medieval on this box: nuke the Windows\INF bins, kill the serial ports, and temporarily disable USB, ethernet, sound. Re-enable one-by-one with USB first. Cross fingers, reboot often and look for a brand new IRQ arrangement in DM.

Yes, well I might try that next!

P.S. Very nice motherboard BTW. And, I see a BIOS setting you have called: USB Device 9, Function 7, with its not so helpful description: This setting controls USB functionality. Options are Disabled and Enabled.. This is a new one on me, least I can't remember seeing it before. Anyone else know what it is?

I'd like to know too!
That option doesn't appear in my BIOS settings.
I have the latest version (1.3b)
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 06 November 2009 - 06:55 PM.

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Another thought about your non-functional audio: maybe you can run Driver Cleaner v1.5, remove all vestiges of your audio driver, and then re-install your audio driver.

Dave, in case you decide to follow Multibooter's idea, which may in fact help, I've decided to quote myself from elsewhere, just to point you to the right version of it:

Do it using the great freeware Driver Cleaner Pro Version 1.5 (*NOT* the for-pay Driver Cleaner .NET !!!).

However, I'm begining to think that you ought to image your system or even put in a spare HDD in place and do a clean install of 98, using RegShot before and after the audio driver's installation, for us to find out which entries are created in the register and which files are needed and where do they go. It would also require the creation of a full file list before and after the sound drivers installation, so it must be planned carefully beforehand to be effective. This is a really time consuming task, but might be the way to go in case all else fails.

Thanks for that Den and Multibooter.
Tried using Driver Cleaner, but it made no difference.
:no:
The only thing I didn't do was actually physically disabling the sound hardware, as that involves taking the machine to bits again.
I will try again when I've got it apart, if it comes to that again!

Swapping drives and installing Windows 98 from scratch are my very last resort.
I really hope that it doesn't come to that!
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 06 November 2009 - 07:03 PM.

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It's gone very quiet.............
:hello:
Anyway, I have news to report!
:yes:
I finally bit the bullet and tried making a completely new install of Windows 98SE.
This was not without its problems, needless to say.
Fortunately I have IDE drives in removable cradles, so that bit was quite easy physically.
I disconnected my system drives (which are SCSI) and booted up using a boot disk.
I then found that Windows wouldn't install on the drive, because of course it wasn't a primary active partition.
D'oh!
Once I'd sorted that out with Fdisk, and then spent ages reformatting the drive, it worked.
It went through the setup process until the last restart, and then said "not enough memory".
Of course what it actually meant was "too much memory"!
I have 4GB of RAM fitted.
Double d'oh!

Fortunately I still had the original two 512MB DIMMs from before I upgraded, so I had to take the machine even more apart, and put them back in, praying that setup would complete with 1GB of RAM.
Fortunately, it did.
I've now told it to limit the memory to 512MB, so hopefully it will still start now without me having to physically swap the memory again.

I then put the Supermicro setup CD in, and installed just the sound drivers (an ancient version, but would prove the point). The sound worked!
:thumbup
I then installed the Intel chipset drivers, which includes the USB hardware (I made sure that no USB devices were actually connected during all this of course.)
They installed fine, and the sound still worked.
I then installed the drivers for the ethernet controller.
That eventually also worked fine after a bit of messing around, and the sound still worked!

So, the only things on the PCI bus without drivers were the modem, my Canopus video capture card, and the USB 2 controller, which has no Windows 98 drivers of course.
I didn't think it was worth installing the first two's drivers, as I think the point had been proved.

At least I now know that this is a configuration problem, there is nothing wrong on the motherboard, which is a relief.
I have a few files to post, if anyone would like to look at them.



This contains the Device Manager "printout" plus a save of the System Information from the working Windows 98.

I also saved the Enum key from the registry of the working system.
Dare I put it into the non-working system?
:ph34r:

Edited by Dave-H, 10 November 2009 - 05:12 PM.

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Hi, Dave!
Way to go, you did what had to be done! :thumbup

I don't undestand, however, why you've used FDISK+FORMAT, when I know you have part240 (=RPM, the Ranish Partition Manager), which would be much faster, because it lets you quick-format, instead of plain formatting. But that part is done already, so there's no use in going at lenght about it, unless it becomes necessary to do it yet again. :ph34r:

And I do think you've already spelt out what comes next!
So let's do it:
Backup your registry.
Backup the key directories (those Multibooter mentioned).
and...

From True DOS with HIMEM.SYS do the following:
Load smartdrv (it's important! makes things go *much* faster).
Use dos regedit to delete the ENUM key from the old system registry.
Use dos regedit to merge the ENUM key from the new system registry.
Cross your fingers and reboot and let windows start.

If it doesn't work you may have to do it for each of CONFIG, ENUM, HARDWARE, and maybe DRIVER!!!

So expend some time really learning how to use the dos regedit.
Start here, here and here.
Arm yourself with lots of patience and good reading!

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Thanks Den!
I will do that thing.
:yes:
Just one quick question.
The links you gave say that the version of regedit.exe that came with Windows 98 is buggy and should be replaced with a "fixed" version.
I actually have the version which came from ME, 4.90.0.3000.
I can't remember exactly where it came from, possibly soporific's Auto-Patcher.
Is that OK to use for this exercise?

BTW, I completely forgot that Partition Manager would have done the necessary formatting for me!
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 11 November 2009 - 05:54 PM.

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I actually have the version which came from ME, 4.90.0.3000.
I can't remember exactly where it came from, possibly soporific's Auto-Patcher.
Is that OK to use for this exercise?

If it runs under 98SE and has the "Favorites" menu, then yes, that's the one and only!

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I'm afraid I didn't have a lot of luck with regedit in DOS.
:no:
It seemed to work OK to delete a key, but I couldn't import the key I wanted to import from the other Windows 98 installation with working sound.

It went through the motions of importing it, with a count from zero up to 100%, but as soon as it got to 100% a message came up saying - "Couldn't import enum.reg: Error accessing the registry."

I made sure that system.dat and user.dat had their read-only and hidden attributes off, but it made no difference.

It certainly deleted the enum key OK, judging by the mess I was greeted with when I rebooted, but it would not import the replacement key that I wanted it to.

Presumably it will import registry data from another Windows 98 installation?

The only thing I could think of that might have made the new data incompatible was that the new installation was installed to the default C:\Windows folder, and my original is in C:\WIN-98.
I can't see any path specific data in that registry key though.

So, I gave up on that, and tried again just removing the enum and config keys and letting everything install again.
I also this time deleted the two .bin files from the INF folder.

After a huge amount of messing around I was back where I was before.
The system absolutely refuses to allocate a working configuration to the sound hardware.
I even un-ticked the "automatic" option on its resources tab, and then found that it was now apparently on IRQ 11.
I had written down the resources being used on the working system, which was also IRQ 11, but some of the Memory Ranges and I/O Ranges were different.
I changed them so the information in the resources tab was absolutely identical to that on the working system, and still the drivers refused to load and no sound!
:no:
All the other hardware can be made to work fine.
I really am puzzled completely by this now.

I think that we're perhaps looking in the wrong place by playing with the registry.
If you remember, I did restore a very old copy of the registry, from long before this problem appeared, and nothing at all changed.
I suspect that the problem isn't being caused by anything in the registry in that case.
We know now that it's not an actual hardware fault, as it works fine with the new installation.

So where does that leave us?
Surely it can only now be a configuration error somewhere that isn't stored in the registry, or a system file problem.
Are there any files associated with NUSB that could conceivably cause this sort of problem?
I think I've got rid of them all now and restored the originals of any that NUSB replaced, but you never know, I could well have missed one or more!
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 12 November 2009 - 07:51 PM.

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Hi, Dave!

Let's go slow...
Her's a new experiment:
Go into regedit, in your old 98 installation and export HKLM\Software to a reg file.
Then go to true DOS and substitute just system.dat by the one you created in the new installation.
Try to go back to 98 now. If the system manages to do it, merge the reg file you just created to it.
Then reboot and test how things went.


BTW, if you just unpack NUSB3.3 to a subdirectory with, say, 7-zip, you'll then have a copy of all the files in NUSB.
So you can make sure you've removed all files it installs, by comparison. But I highly doubt you sound problem stems from NUSB (note that I've been wrong, in my life, so many times that I cannot actually count them, but that's my gut feeling, anyway).

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Thanks Den!
:)
Tried all that.
The first attempt was a non-starter because I'd installed the working Windows 98 to a different folder to my normal installation (C:\Windows instead of C:\WIN-98).
I therefore had to do the whole re-installation of Windows 98 to the new drive again.
Did I say "D'oh!" before? Well I'll say it again!
:)
Anyway, after all that, and making the working installation as identical as possible to the faulty installation, I tried what you suggested.
It all worked, and the system did start OK with the system.dat file from the working installation, but, exactly the same result!
Still a resource error on the sound hardware.
:no:
Nothing had changed at all in Device Manager.

So, what now?
I think this just confirms that it isn't a problem with anything in the registry.
:no:

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So, what now?
I think this just confirms that it isn't a problem with anything in the registry.


Sure. But now we've got a working installation to play with, so let's go ahead and do it.

During the next several steps, let's keep the frankenstein SYSTEM.DAT in the old installation.

This procedure is to be performed entirely from 2k:
Rename C:\WIN-98\SYSTEM32 from your old installation to C:\WIN-98\SYSTEM33
Copy over from the new, working, installation C:\WIN-98\SYSTEM32.
(remember it contains C:\WIN-98\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS, so this will bring over a
full new set of WDM drivers).

Now reboot into Win 98, test it and report the results. In case it works, now we proceed to compare SYSTEM32 with SYSTEM33 and find out the file(s) that are messing things up.

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Well, I'm pleased to be able to report significant progress!
:thumbup

I did as you suggested Den, and ran up the system with the System32\Drivers folder files and system.dat file from the working installation.
The system started OK, and the sound worked!

I then tried just restoring the original system.dat from the non-working installation.
The resource allocation error on the sound hardware in Device Manager did not reappear, all seemed to be well, but the sound was not working.
This was the interim condition that I had before, where the sound failed but with no apparent device errors.
I then tried reinstalling the driver for the sound, using the latest version, and the error reappeared in Device Manager!
I suspect this is what happened before, and the device error actually first appeared when I tried reinstalling the driver.

Uninstalled the driver, even used Driver Cleaner on it, reinstalled the old driver from the motherboard installation CD (which I had used on the dummy Windows 98 install) still no joy.
Went back to the "working" system.dat, and it all came good again.

This is still using the very old version of the sound driver from the motherboard installation CD.
I then wondered if the latest driver in fact doesn't work with Windows 98, despite the fact that the download page says that it does.
http://218.210.127.1...p;GetDown=false

Anyway, I'll look at that later.

I then merged the SOFTWARE key from the non-working system into the working system.
That still worked, apart from a few error messages on start-up about missing files.
That I fixed by merging the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD] key from the non-working to the working system.

So, I think I'm nearly back to a system which is getting close to as it was before, but with working sound!
I've still got a few drivers to sort out, and I'll have to check that all my software applictaions are still working properly, but given time that can and will be sorted.

Of course, that still hasn't answered the question as to what caused the problem in the first place!
:no:
Until I know that, I'll always be worrying that it will happen again.
At least if it does, I will have a full backup next time, I promise!

I can't believe that it is a problem with the sound driver.
I only went to the latest version after the problem had already appeared, and the installed version had been working for at least a year without any problems.

Anyway, I'll plug on getting the system back to "normal" and then we can go back to trying to get my card reader working (remember that?)!
Thank you all so much.
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 15 November 2009 - 06:50 AM.

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...late again. My excuse is I didn't get an email notification from this thread so it slipped my mind, anyway...

From your description I have the old version of the Jessops card reader so I'm afraod can't help after all.

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The sound is back! :thumbup Way to go, Dave! :thumbup

In case it works, now we proceed to compare SYSTEM32 with SYSTEM33 and find out the file(s) that are messing things up.

Did you compare the folder contents? What did you find out?

And, BTW, there is one more key that might be transplanted from the bad to the good system ini. It's:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\InstalledFiles
Of course, you might export them from both system.dats as reg files and compare them first, before merging anything, and just add the missing entries, if any. And make a backup of the working, good system.dat, just in case, before merging anything.

And yes, as soon as you've established your system really is working as it should, then back we go, on to getting the card reader working! :yes:

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@stuck
Ah, I thought that would probably be the case, but thanks very much for the thought anyway!
:)
@dencorso
Thanks yet again Den.
:)
It appears the the waters were extremely muddied by the fact that Realtek posted a driver that doesn't actually work in Windows 98 (not on my system anyway) even though the download page clearly says that it supports all Windows versions from 98 Gold to XP!
:realmad:
The second fault condition, with the error in the Device Manager resources tab, was caused by the faulty driver.
The original fault, where there was no error in DM, but just no sound, seems to have gone away now I have cleaned out my system.
For anyone else with a Realtek AC'97 sound system and Windows 98, beware!
Version 4.00 works, version 4.06 (the latest posted) doesn't.
I have informed Realtek of this, I'm not holding my breath while waiting for a reply!

So, I am now going through my system cleaning the registry of all the obsolete junk left by the "dummy" clean Windows 98 installation.

I now have very many fewer devices registered in the system.
The only USB devices there are the ones that are actually part of the motherboard, plus my mouse, which is connected via a hub built into the keyboard, my Epson printer, and my Wacom drawing tablet.
They are all working fine.

All other devices, including all the pen drives and card readers, are gone, and I have been through and deleted all their associated files too.

So, when I'm happy that the system is as clean as possible (and fully backed up!), are we ready to try installing NUSB again (it seems so long ago.........)
:)

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OK, I think the system's as clean as it's ever going to be of spurious junk, both in the registry and the files.
:)
I'm thinking of just reinstalling NUSB now and hoping for the best.
Is it safe to leave my other USB devices (listed in the previous post) or should I disconnect, uninstall, and clean the system of their files and registry entries before I try NUSB again?
None of them are mass storage devices, so my gut feeling is that they will make no difference.
Any advice appreciated.
:)

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HI, Dave!
OK, but first do create a *full* backup of your 98SE partition, plus a mini-backup containing just MSDOS.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, CONTROL.INI, SYSTEM.INI,USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT.
You're right, NUSB is only interested in mass storage devices, so those devices you mentioned can be safely let remain in the system. But, then again, NUSB 3.3 installs a generic USB 2.0 stack, so that you ought to remove any Enhanced Host Controller present before installing. Please post a screenshot of your device manager with the USB controllers hive expanded, so I can advise you whether there is anything more to be removed before going on and installing NUSB 3.3, OK?

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Thanks Den!

Here's my Device Manager.



It does look the same in Safe Mode, so there are no hidden devices lurking.

The "PCI Universal Serial Bus" in the Unused Devices section is the USB 2 hub, which NUSB will provide support for.

If you're happy with this, I'll do a final backup, go ahead with the NUSB install, and we'll see what happens!
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It does look the same in Safe Mode, so there are no hidden devices lurking.
The "PCI Universal Serial Bus" in the Unused Devices section is the USB 2 hub, which NUSB will provide support for.
If you're happy with this, I'll do a final backup, go ahead with the NUSB install, and we'll see what happens!
:)

Thanks for the screenshot, Dave. Yes. I think you are ready to go ahead and install NUSB 3.3, now.
After installation and reboot, I suggest you give it the HP 2GB flash drive to recognize, as the first test, then proceed to the card reader, and let the mode 7 Integral ICE USB 2.0 Flash Drive as the last one to be tested, because it's peculiar, as we all now know. Good luck!

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OK, I've done all that.

Installed NUSB, rebooted and it found my USB 2 motherboard hardware and successfully installed drivers for it.
Restarted OK.
Backed up the registry again.
:yes:
Checked in HP System Diagnostics for any unconnected devices and removed them.
Still restarted OK.
Backed up the registry again.
:yes:
Put my HP single drive memory stick in.
Drivers installed correctly and drive appeared in "My Computer".
Restarted, still OK.
Backed up the registry again.
:yes:
Put my five drive card reader in.
Mass storage device found and installed OK.
First USB Drive found and apparently installed OK.
:yes:
Second USB drive found, and..........immediate system lock-up!
:no:

So, I'm back exactly as before, after all that!
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NUSB will install one drive, but freezes the system if it tries to install any more.

One clue which might be important.
On one occasion when the system froze, before the keyboard stopped responding I did manage to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and the close program box did come up.
It showed that msgsvr32 was not responding.

Looking at what this file does, I'm wondering if that's what's crashing and bringing the system down on the second drive install. The version I have is 4.10.0.2222, which seems to be reasonable.
I don't need a later version for this to work do I, the Windows ME version perhaps?

What I would like is confirmation from someone with NUSB installed that it will indeed mount more than one drive from the same device. If it's an intrinsic problem with NUSB then I'll have to abandon it and try something else.
:(

Edited by Dave-H, 19 November 2009 - 02:10 PM.

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NUSB 3.3 mounts both partitions of my Iomega 500GB HDD without a hitch, Dave.


Fall back to the registry saved just before inserting the card reader for the first time and, before anything else, apply IOSYS98 and KB240075 UHCD.SYS hotfix (never minde that it's said to be for AMD and/or VIA only) and let's see whether this solves your problem. If that's not enough, we should compare the drivers in both our systems, to see which are different, and then try those. But I doubt the problem lies in msgsrv32.exe, since I too use v. 4.10.0.2222 (the one from ME doesn't work in 98SE, AFAIK). Meanwhile, find out what ChipGenius, under 2k, has to say about the controller of the card reader.

Later edit: Dave, give a look at this post also (read #22 to #30, please). Observe there's no need to remove and reinstall NUSB, you may simply create a modified usbstor.inf and substitute it for the original one in true DOS or from 2k.

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NUSB 3.3 mounts both partitions of my Iomega 500GB HDD without a hitch, Dave.

That's good to know!
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Fall back to the registry saved just before inserting the card reader for the first time and, before anything else, apply IOSYS98 and KB240075 UHCD.SYS hotfix (never minde that it's said to be for AMD and/or VIA only) and let's see whether this solves your problem. If that's not enough, we should compare the drivers in both our systems, to see which are different, and then try those. But I doubt the problem lies in msgsrv32.exe, since I too use v. 4.10.0.2222 (the one from ME doesn't work in 98SE, AFAIK). Meanwhile, find out what ChipGenius, under 2k, has to say about the controller of the card reader.

Done all that.
The second update (the MS one) didn't seem to replace any system files, so I may well have had it installed already.
The first one updated and added quite a few.
Unfortunately, none of it made a scrap of difference.
:no:
First "USB Disk" mounted fine, second one, immediate system freeze.
:(
Anyway, here's what Chip Genius made of the card reader.



I'm wondering if there would be anything to gain by firing up with the clean new Windows 98 install that I did on a separate drive, and try installing NUSB on that.
If the card reader works on that, at least we'll know that it's not an intrinsic problem with NUSB and my card reader.

What do you think of that idea Den?
:)

Edited by Dave-H, 19 November 2009 - 07:04 PM.

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What I would like is confirmation from someone with NUSB installed that it will indeed mount more than one drive from the same device.

I have NUSB and Orangeware drivers installed on both 98 and 98SE. The 5 partitions on my external hard drive all work fine. Both parts of a U3 flash drive are readable. No problems running the external hard drive and 2 flash drives together or with moving data from one to another. The 98FE box has the original msgsrv32.exe, 4/10/1998, so a newer one does not appear necessary.

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I'm wondering if there would be anything to gain by firing up with the clean new Windows 98 install that I did on a separate drive, and try installing NUSB on that.
If the card reader works on that, at least we'll know that it's not an intrinsic problem with NUSB and my card reader.

What do you think of that idea Den?
:)

It's a good idea. Go for it! Let's see what happens.




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