USB Flash Drive-Error 28

December 25, 2004 at 17:35:09
Specs: Windows98SE, Intel Pentium 11 700 MHz

Could someone help me please. Received an Impact USB Flash drive as gift....My Compaq has two usb ports on front of tower but when I insert the icon for this device does not show up anywhere so I am unable to save any data on this neat little item. Can someone suggest what I might do? I did get the Error Code 28 but when I investigated, it said 'no driver is needed for this device', so why doesn't it show up on "my computer" for me to use???
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December 25, 2004 at 17:41:32

i think you do need driver for win98 just like i do for my external usb drive whereas winme & xp doesn't as it loads it's own


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December 25, 2004 at 18:24:20

Check the requirements for that unit. It might not have a driver for win98. It might require WinXP.

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December 25, 2004 at 19:48:01

98 should have detected the device as PnP when it booted up and then asked for the drivers. Are you sure the error is associated with the USB flash drive?

I did find one google reference to a 'jusb2.exe' as being the driver file for an Impact flash drive but I didn't find a download site. But the drivers should be available from the manufacturer's site or through other info that accompanied the drive.

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December 25, 2004 at 22:54:43

I suspect ddp59 is correct, any windows operating system below windows 2000 needs a driver, 200 and above do not need drivers installed, but don't like hot plug in or removal.

Did you get a CD with it?

On my flash drive it tells you not to plug the flash dive in till the driver has been loaded first.

There is another thread on much the same thing further down, you might like to run a search.

I hope it helps.

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December 26, 2004 at 12:25:43

I believe that windows error #28 means: The printer is out of paper.

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December 27, 2004 at 06:17:58


As stated, you will need drivers to use this flash drive with Windows 98 FE or SE.

Windwos 98 will recognise the device when you plug it in, but has no native drivers for it.

Use the that came with the drive or download them from the manufacturers web site. There are generic drivers downloadable which will work with most USB flash drives and Windows 98


or try the Lexar drivers.



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December 28, 2004 at 13:41:17

same problem recieved "data-bar" 128mb as a gift,windows will not install the drivers i download from freecom.also can not see data-bar icon in my computer.can see it in device manager.using win98se

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December 28, 2004 at 15:11:34

I didn't see any drivers at freecom that specifically said they were for data-bar. Try the drivers here:


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December 30, 2004 at 06:26:45

The IMPACT Flash driver does appear to be 'jusb2.exe'. You should be able to download this file from:

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January 17, 2005 at 16:52:01

I have the same driver that you have been talking about i went to and downloaded the driver however, i still could not get the jump drive to work. ???

Please help

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January 17, 2005 at 19:44:02

Did you also try the drivers from the databar link in #8?

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January 18, 2005 at 10:06:18

I just Purchased the Impact USB Flash yesterday. Had the same problem with loading up drivers. drivers did not work for some reason. Through this forum I tried // and reloaded the drivers. They all had the same dates but the sizes were a little different. I erased everything in the old dir & downloaded into that dir w/the new exe file. It worked on both my computers. Good Luck!

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January 18, 2005 at 12:22:13

I just tried to install the IMPACT Flash Drive and the problem I get is that it just doesn't show in the my computer window.

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January 18, 2005 at 13:21:35

I can only suggest you try the links in #8, #9 and #12 above.

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January 18, 2005 at 13:24:37

Well, check in DEVICE MANAGER in SYSTEM in CONTROL PANEL to see if it's recognized there.

I don't know, but do those drives need to be partitioned and formatted first, like a hard drive? You may need to check the manual.

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January 21, 2005 at 18:14:43

I checked my Device manager and it is there, well, i should say that something does show up there. I have used both drivers from the lexar site and the win98 site and neither one will work for me, this is really starting to drive me crazy!

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January 29, 2005 at 18:03:36

I just bought the USB flash drive as well. I went to the website that was on the back of the package: I noticed that the link said that the driver was for 98 SE or 98 Second Edition. I am not positive but I do think I have the first edition of windows 98. I tried installing the driver anyway. It still didn't show up when I plugged it in. It actually said something about an "Unkown Device" or something. I tried all the links listed above and they are all for Second Edition of Windows 98. Is there any First Edition. Can anyone help me?

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January 29, 2005 at 20:40:50

I don't think first edition will support flash drives, regardless of drivers.

Check to see if you have first or second edition. Right click on 'my computer' and choose 'properties'. Under 'system' it will tell you which you have. 4.10.1998 is first edition.

There are update and upgrade version of SE you can look for. The update versions are on only usable with 98 first edition. Upgrade versions work with any earlier versions of windows. Update versions are usually less expensive. You can check on ebay.

You can also use a full version of SE if you can find one. You'll need to rename one of the windows files in order to install it. Post back if you go that route.

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