import pics from digital camera

March 12, 2010 at 13:39:48
Specs: Windows 98, 960 mb of ram
i recently reinstalled my windows 98 se, and is doing well. i have a kodak camera that has a disc for installing software for the camera, but my windows 98 se will not let it run. i am searching for a way to get the pics from the camera to the computer. by, a program that will work on windows 98 se. any advice?

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March 12, 2010 at 15:46:24
Is your USB socket working and have you a camera to PC USB cable? I'm wondering if you could then see the folders if you looked at the drive (without any software) and copy / paste them onto the HD. You would obviously have to switch the camera to "PC".

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March 12, 2010 at 21:33:24
You're going to need 98 drivers. They may or may not be on the disk. The other software is going to be editing and sharing nonsense and isn't needed. The disk or paperwork should tell you if it's compatible with 98. You might check Kodak's site and see what's available for that model.

If the pics are on a SD card you can get a card reader that plugs in the USB port and put the SD card in. You'd probably still need drivers but it'd be for the card reader and should be easier to find.

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March 13, 2010 at 15:38:51
One of these links may be of help,

Please do some reading on the subject before you apply any of the recommendations on these Pages. Some USB fixes are specific to OS version, Motherboard & processor or System OEM.

I've found the USB Mass storage drivers useful in both Win98SE and XP when no MFG drivers were available.

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March 14, 2010 at 09:50:50
Get your hands on a WinME upgrade disc, perform the upgrade & your USB connectivity problems will be over. Just make sure to immediately disable System Restore & leave it that way. And since you're running a Win9x OS, you might wanna consider dropping your RAM amount to 512MB or less.

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March 15, 2010 at 18:14:43
sorry about the mb of ram in heading. it got there thru another post, and i saw, but could not remove it. the mb's of ram is 383 mb's of ram.
have checked with Kodak site, and find nothing that will recognise 98 se. i have the camera cable for plugging to pc, but nothing happens.
have searched, and checked when i could, between birthdays for the kids, and honey do jobs. i intend to get back, at times and work with this, and looking for what it takes for this.

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March 17, 2010 at 16:07:43
See response # 4.

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March 17, 2010 at 16:55:52 think i will not find a way to do this useing 98 se?

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March 18, 2010 at 14:34:13
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.

Both say:

"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.)

See Response 2:

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.

See Response 9:

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