|Windows 98 and 98SE have no built in support for recognizing USB connected cameras, flash drives, or memory card readers, or memory cards in memory card readers. |
The generic drivers Dumbob pointed to in his second link WORK FINE for most USB things in 98SE for me, but they may NOT detect your particular camera.
Assuming the pictures are stored on a memory card installed in the camera, you best bet is to get yourself a USB connected memory card reader than can read the type of cards the camera uses, plug your camera's memory card into that, and connect the memory card reader to your computer - however, the memory card reader may NOT come with Win 98 or 98SE drivers, and there may NOT be any 98 or 98SE drivers available on the card reader manufacturer's web site.
I recommend you DO NOT bother installing the manufacturer's 98 or 98SE drivers even if they are available, and try using the generic drivers instead !
With those generic drivers loaded, they have worked fine with ALL the USB connected memory card readers (and ALL the USB flash drives) that I've tried in 98SE.
Windows 98SE and previous Microsoft operating systems have NO built in support for recognizing flash drives; Windows ME was the first Microsoft operating system that did.
It used to be flash drives came with Windows 98, and/or, more often, 98SE drivers that you could install, but that's no longer the case. You can still download 98SE drivers from a few flash drive manufacturer's web sites, but I've found these drivers to be a better solution.....
If you're not sure whether you have Windows 98 or 98SE, RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties.
Whether it is 98 or 98 Second Edition is shown on the right on the first page you see.
Generic USB Mass Storage drivers.
These allow many USB devices that have no drivers for 98 and 98SE to work in those operating systems.
Win98 original, modified from the 98SE version.
"Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager"
NOTE that I have not had to Un-install previously installed drivers.
If you want to do that, those are listed in Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs.
The 2.x versions support the recognition of many USB devices.
The 3.x versions also support the recognition of USB 2.0 controllers.
NOTE that the 2.x versions have NO Un-install; the 3.x versions DO have an Un-install - in Add/Remove Programs.
After you have installed these drivers, after you have plugged in or installed a USB device that hasn't been plugged in or installed before, you are prompted to have Windows search for drivers - do that, it will find the drivers, and that same USB device is detected automatically when it's plugged in or installed after that.
Instead of e.g. a flash drive having a label in My Computer or Windows Explorer e.g. Kingston Data Traveler, like it would in ME and above, a device that data can be stored on has a generic label - Removable Disk .
These drivers work for many devices, but there are some they can't detect.
E.g. Apple never made drivers for their devices for previous to Windows 2000, so an iPod , iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, etc., cannot be recognized.
The flash drive (or external drive, or memory card reader) must be plugged into a port it will actually work in.
How to tell if the flash drive (or external drive, or memory card reader) is properly recognized as a hardware device, even if you can't access it's data.
Programs you can try to recover your data, if that's okay.
The most frequent reason people can no longer access the data on a USB flash drive, USB External drive, or a memory card on a computer. (You must use Safely Remove Hardware.)
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In addition, all external drives connected by USB require that the port (or ports) they connect to can actually supply 500ma of current.
USB external hard drive requirements.
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