Problem with external USB HDD in win98

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May 29, 2010 at 11:48:52
Specs: Windows 7, Mac, Windows 98, WinXP, Ubuntu, etc.,...
I have a HP simple save USB HDD disk, but it was only compatible with win 7, so I formatted it in the command prompt to FAT32 so it would work on my older windows computer. When I plug it into the computer, nothing happens. But when I go to "Add New Hardware" in the control panel, windows see's the disk. When I click on it, it says it already has a driver, and that driver is "USBNTMAP.INF". This driver does not work, and I have downloaded new drivers for an external hd, but windows continues to choose the broken driver when I try to change it. How can I use a different driver?

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#1
May 30, 2010 at 08:04:32
"...I have downloaded new drivers for an external hd..."

... please provide the link for the win98 driver download and/or the name of the download pack.

... in some cases I found one had to fool Win98 by renaming the file so that it no longer exists (USBNTMAP.INF) after removing the entry in device manager then refresh or reboot, then offer the new one!

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#2
May 31, 2010 at 20:09:05
im not sure were i got the drivers any more, nor can I seem to find them. I'll try the renaming and rebooting.

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#3
May 31, 2010 at 20:10:45
im sorry, but where's the device manager?

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#4
May 31, 2010 at 22:14:16
... [Press] <flag logo> then <Pause> keys

... or right click "My Computer" then click "properties" ...more

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"...nor can I seem to find them..."

... how can you point/offer them to the pc?

... with win98 you might have to do this.

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#5
June 7, 2010 at 20:41:12
In win98, through the new hardware setup and device properties you can look for a new driver, but i'm still trying to look for a way to use the driver I tell it to. But I finally figured out why. It had a partition on it that tricked windows into thinking that the partition was a cd, but this only worked on NTFS cause that (i think) was/is how it's formatted. I'm formatting it to linux to make it work with my laptop.

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#6
June 7, 2010 at 22:40:17
... ya win98 wo'nt see a ntfs drive!


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#7
June 9, 2010 at 15:25:07
No, it see's it, but it can't do anything with it. I could find it in the device manager, and the drive was USBNTMAP.INF. But I've got it all fixed now.

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