USB patch for Windows 98SE ?

Discussion in 'Freeware' started by shoemakerted@yahoo.com, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hello,

    Somebody please tell me if this request is off-topic. I'm looking for
    a free patch that will improve Windows 98SE. Is that OT?

    I am running Windows 98SE, with several USB devices. All of them work
    well, but only when the computer "sees" them, and that happens
    intermittently. I have tried but failed to find a pattern in when to
    expect the computer to see them.

    How to make Windows see the USB all the time?

    Sometimes at startup, Windows discovers the USB hardware again, and
    reinstalls the software for it.

    Windows Device Manager describes the USB hardware as follows. (Note
    that some of these entries are repeated):
    ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    Unknown Device
    USB Root Hub
    VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    ALi PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
    USB 2.0 Root Hub

    Is there any patch that will fix this intermittency?

    If you want to suggest that I change OS, go ahead. But that doesn't
    answer the question.

    Thank you very much!

    Ted Shoemaker
     
    , Aug 7, 2006
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  2. wrote:
    > I'm looking for
    > a free patch that will improve Windows 98SE.
    > I am running Windows 98SE, with several USB devices. All of them work
    > well, but only when the computer "sees" them, and that happens
    > intermittently.


    I tried to fix this problem a few months ago, but nothing I tried
    worked.
    So I left win98se and I am now a happy win2000pro user.

    If I had known how easy the change was I would have changed long ago.
    The change fixed several problems I had lived with for years, important
    programs became stable, and now I can use a lot of programs I couldn't
    use before.

    Win98se simply cannot handle USB reliably, that's what I learned, from
    reading a lot of forums about the issue, and from my own experiences.

    But maybe somebody else has the answer you want to hear :)


    --
    Roger J.
     
    Roger Johansson, Aug 7, 2006
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  3. <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > How to make Windows see the USB all the time?
    >
    > Sometimes at startup, Windows discovers the USB hardware again, and
    > reinstalls the software for it.


    Good luck. I managed to get my Win98 to recognize all my USB devices through
    sheer "guess and by golly" by referring to a variety of websites,
    downloading patches here and there, and un-/ re-installing. In the end, I
    have no idea what caused it all to come together so can't give you specific
    guidance.

    As a start, I suggest starting here:
    http://www.usbman.com/

    Search on all their Win98 references and "work out" from there to all the
    external sites and references suggested.

    M
     
    Michael Laplante, Aug 7, 2006
    #3
  4. wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Somebody please tell me if this request is off-topic. I'm looking for
    > a free patch that will improve Windows 98SE. Is that OT?
    >
    > I am running Windows 98SE, with several USB devices. All of them work
    > well, but only when the computer "sees" them, and that happens
    > intermittently. I have tried but failed to find a pattern in when to
    > expect the computer to see them.
    >
    > How to make Windows see the USB all the time?
    >
    > Sometimes at startup, Windows discovers the USB hardware again, and
    > reinstalls the software for it.
    >
    > Windows Device Manager describes the USB hardware as follows. (Note
    > that some of these entries are repeated):
    > ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    > Unknown Device
    > USB Root Hub
    > VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    > ALi PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
    > USB 2.0 Root Hub
    >
    > Is there any patch that will fix this intermittency?


    Have you installed 240075up.exe which seems to still be there on the
    Microsoft site ?

    Hopefully this will resolve the issue especially as I noticed 'A VIA
    Technologies USB controller' being noted on that page!

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q240075/>



    Richard.


    --
    Cust. - "Fine salmon in the rivers."
    Will Hay - "Grouse on the moors."
    Cust. - "Deer in the hills."
    Will Hay - "Ah! but cheaper in the towns!"
     
    Richard Brooks, Aug 7, 2006
    #4
  5. Steve H Guest

    On 7 Aug 2006 11:00:45 -0700, ""
    <> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >Somebody please tell me if this request is off-topic. I'm looking for
    >a free patch that will improve Windows 98SE. Is that OT?
    >
    >I am running Windows 98SE, with several USB devices. All of them work
    >well, but only when the computer "sees" them, and that happens
    >intermittently. I have tried but failed to find a pattern in when to
    >expect the computer to see them.
    >
    >How to make Windows see the USB all the time?
    >
    >Sometimes at startup, Windows discovers the USB hardware again, and
    >reinstalls the software for it.
    >
    >Windows Device Manager describes the USB hardware as follows. (Note
    >that some of these entries are repeated):
    >ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    >Unknown Device
    >USB Root Hub
    >VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    >ALi PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
    >USB 2.0 Root Hub
    >
    >Is there any patch that will fix this intermittency?
    >
    >If you want to suggest that I change OS, go ahead. But that doesn't
    >answer the question.
    >
    >Thank you very much!
    >

    Try assigning your computer's resources in the bios ( typically by
    deselecting 'plug and play OS' ).
    You might even find an option to set the resources for the USB ports.

    I've always set my machines up in this fashion and have never had any
    problems with 98SE finding USB devices - and I run a cordless keyboard
    + mouse, two USB ram sticks, two cameras, a webcam and a scanner.

    Regards,



    --
    Steve ( out in the sticks )
    Email: anyoldname(*AT*)gmx(*dot*)co(*dot*)uk
     
    Steve H, Aug 8, 2006
    #5
  6. On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 23:41:34 +0100, Richard Brooks
    <> wrote:

    > wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>

    ....
    >> How to make Windows see the USB all the time?
    >>
    >> Sometimes at startup, Windows discovers the USB hardware again, and
    >> reinstalls the software for it.
    >>

    ....
    >>
    >> Is there any patch that will fix this intermittency?

    >
    >Have you installed 240075up.exe which seems to still be there on the
    >Microsoft site ?
    >
    >Hopefully this will resolve the issue especially as I noticed 'A VIA
    >Technologies USB controller' being noted on that page!
    >
    ><http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q240075/>
    >
    >

    Am having problems with USB devices under Win98SE myself. I've got an
    RCA Digital Voice Recorder that, when attached makes the IDE to USB
    connection on the same hub triplicate, among other things. Then there
    are flash readers that seem to install ok, but can't read anything,
    and (on a laptop), a USB2.0 PCCard that accepts all the drivers ok,
    but never shows up in My Computer.

    Have downloaded the above file, and will be interested to hear whether
    it fixes Shoemakerted's problem (which, although I'm running an AMD
    cpu, I haven't been cursed with yet).


    --

    Achim
    _____/)
    axethetax
     
    Achim Nolcken Lohse, Aug 8, 2006
    #6
  7. I had this problem with 98SE and flash drives which I cured by
    installing a generic driver called JDUSBMS. It IS generic (read the
    comments in the .inf file) and has been modified for that purpose by
    Haftmann. Try:

    www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~omat/viewzip.cgi/hs_freeware/t_und_m.zip/USB-Massenspeicher/JDUSBMS.INF





    On 7 Aug 2006 11:00:45 -0700, ""
    <> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >Somebody please tell me if this request is off-topic. I'm looking for
    >a free patch that will improve Windows 98SE. Is that OT?
    >
    >I am running Windows 98SE, with several USB devices. All of them work
     
    Alvar Liddell, Aug 8, 2006
    #7
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