1) the nVidia Drivers for nForce3?
Thank thee, there are v4.27 drivers, while I used v4.20 ones before.
2) any Fixes/Updates (Unofficial, manual, whatever) other than NUSB or is this a "clean" install and then stopped?
Just ATI graphics and Aureal sound card. I already re-installed Windows from scratch since I had had this problem for the first time.
Is this your Manual/Motherboard?
Yes. Thanks again, I did not have the manual. The manual means, that on the CD-ROM (which I do not have) were USB2.0 drivers. But the nforce drivers above do not include USB, and at asus.com/K8N there neither are USB drivers for Win4.
Now, you get the "fails to start" and have *not* said *which* solutions you've attempted (links -or- detailed explanation, please). What I've found indicates a file is missing (specifically, that file and some entries in AUTOEXEC.BAT). I find it "odd" that DOS (DOS mode?) can access a USB Flash but the WinOS crashes in Explorer. How were you able to access USB in DOS (DOS USB Drivers)? It seems to imply that the UFD is recognized as an External HDD, so we don't even know what Make/Model it is.
When I activate legacy support for USB in the BIOS, stick in the 8GB flash disk and boot into DOS (F8 - "boot into command prompt"), the disk is D:, and I can copy files from/to it. (Now fast, since I found that "hispeed" is faster than "fullspeed").
When I now type "win" <enter>, windows starts loading. But the legacy USB code gets in the way, and Windows quits by saying "explorer.exe found error, please reinstall windows". (I use a german Windows, so I must re-translate messages.)
When I let the computer boot into Windows right away, then no crashes but just non-functional hubs.
In addition, there should be absolutely *no reason* for the Opti Add-In card to cause the crash. It should have worked out-of-the-box (AFAICR).
It does not cause crashes but it does not work. But it works on other mainboards. Somehow the K8N mainboard lets any USB hub in Windows 98 SE fail. I also deactivated legacy support in the BIOS, to no avail. But Windows XP has no problems --USB-wise or other-- with this mainboard.
Do this, except let me *also* know what the Device Manager says *for the USB Controllers/Hubs* (you never said):
Also, bear in mind that the Drivers are for USB Controllers and *not* USB Devices (note the difference between Controller/Hub and the attached Devices).
The controller is the server, and the first hub is the slave, a logical device which provides a bus. A USB bus can run six devices in parallel, hence it has so many jacks. Plugging in another hub, another six devices can become connected to the same controller. As devices differ in many ways from another, each device needs a driver.
Windows 98 SE on the K8N installs any controllers fine, they have no yellow exclamations or red crosses. But any hub gets the error.
I apprechiate, how thou are helping people.
Edited by Grasso, 09 November 2014 - 04:21 PM.