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- IBM 560Z USB
May 21, 2005, 5:05 pm
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Hoping someone can help.
IBM 560Z has a USB port, but I can't make it work.
Win 98 SE, latest available BIOS v29.
Tried every driver from the internet than I can find, no joy.
Start up with USB pen drive inserted, it stops at the Win98 logo
Plug in the pen after startup, the hourglass shows - it doesn't
freeze, because the cursor moves, but it does nothing else. Removing
the pen provokes a BSOD.
Any ideas would be gratefully accepted.
I've seen comments that the 560Z doesn't support USB, but why then
does it have the port?
Thanks for any advice,
Re: IBM 560Z USB
My experience with a 560X running WIN98SE is that you must have a driver
from the manufacturer of the USB pen drive for that particular pen drive.
Some pen drives no longer include a CD with driver for running under win98.
If you do have a driver, you need to first check that there are no problems
identified in control panel/system/device manager. Try reinstalling the
driver that came with your pen drive. If none of that works, then find a
friend with a USB port and see if your pen drive works on that PC. If that
works, then find a friend with a working pen drive (along with driver
preferable working under WIN98se) and see if you can get that to work on
your PC. These steps will help you identify if the problem is with the pen
drive, the driver, or your USB port.
Re: IBM 560Z USB
Thanks, Ian. I know the pen drive is fine - it works on my 2 home &
work PCs. All, thought, are XP Pro. The home PCs have both USB1 & 2 -
both read & write the pen drive ok. The older PC throws up the
standard "could work faster" dialog.
I got the W98 drivers from the Crucial website - the pen is a Crucial
Gizmo. But no luck.
So it must be the laptop port or the OS. I have also tried a Mitsumi
USB floppy. It works fine on my PC. On the laptop W98 recognised it as
a Mitsumi floppy even before I tried to install drivers, which
suggests that the laptop hardware is working. I found some drivers on
the Mitsumi website for W98, and when I pointed the control panel
"update driver" dialog at the folder it recognised and installed them.
I now have A: and D: floppies, but the laptop doesn't display the
diskette contents - it offers to format the diskette and then sits and
whirs, doing apparently nothing.
Still, bit by bit I'm crawling along... but not holding my breath.
Thanks again for your advice - much appreciated.