Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

R, A, G and Z series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
wujstefan
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 404
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:38 am
Location: Tarnow, Poland

Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#1 Post by wujstefan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:29 pm

Hello,

I just can't make any of my usb sticks work with R30 I own... I've got one older stick (Kingston Data Traveller 2 512Mb), but no universal drivers seem to work with it, or actually with any of my sticks. Tried a gazilion of different options.
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

axur-delmeria
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1389
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:49 am
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:29 pm

Windows 98, or 98SE?
Daily driver: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M

In reserve: X61 T7500, X60 T2300
In pieces: X60s CS U1300 [board only], two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E

wujstefan
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 404
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:38 am
Location: Tarnow, Poland

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#3 Post by wujstefan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:19 am

SE
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

dr_st
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder
Posts: 6757
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:20 am

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#4 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:15 am

Win98 SE does not come with universal mass storage drivers. These can be backported from WinME. The process needs to be administered carefully, as it is possible to mess up the installation.
Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
Retired: X61 7673-V2V, A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad
Past: Z61t 9440-A23, T60 2623-D3U, X32 2884-M5U

axur-delmeria
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1389
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:49 am
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:11 am

Have you tried http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php ?
I haven't used Win98 in a long time (maybe 10 years?) so I haven't tried more recent USB devices on it.
Daily driver: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M

In reserve: X61 T7500, X60 T2300
In pieces: X60s CS U1300 [board only], two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E

bobclark86
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:10 am
Location: Western NY

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#6 Post by bobclark86 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:59 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:Have you tried http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php ?
That's what I use on my 380XD with 98SE. I have a 1GB stick I use just for that computer. I installed the software, restarted, plugged in the stick and selected the driver. Slow as molasses (because that computer is USB 1.0, after all) but it's easier than burning CDs or hunting down my parallel ZIP drive in a closet someplace.
--My ThinkPads: IBM 380xd Win98SE; IBM Thinkpad A20m Win2K; IBM A31 XP; Lenovo T420i 10Pro
--Other crap: Apple IIc; Powermac G4 QS2002; Tandy 102 (x3); i5 Skylake gaming rig; Celeron Skylake HTPC

wujstefan
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 404
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:38 am
Location: Tarnow, Poland

Re: Long time after: USB stick problems on W98

#7 Post by wujstefan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:32 pm

And this is exactly what I used. However, it came out it works! 512Mb USB so old it's made of stone and wood did not work, but a brand-new 16Gig works like a charm oO.
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests