SANDISK 16GB USB Flash Drive not recognized

Sandisk Cruzer edge sdcz51-016g-a11 16 g...
October 29, 2011 at 12:19:59
Specs: Windows 7
I have plugged my USB in old computer and after it shows me message USB Device Not Recognized! could you help me to recover my SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive?! Thank you beforehand.

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October 29, 2011 at 12:35:43
If you old computer has Windows 98 on it, you can't use a USB drive on that.
You need Windows 98SE or later.

If it is Windows XP or later go here:

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October 29, 2011 at 12:59:30
U can use USB devices in win 98 but u have to install device driver first.

Try different rear USB port.

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October 29, 2011 at 19:40:48
If this old computer has Win 98 or 98SE on it......

Win 98 and 98SE have no built in support for recognizing USB flash drives - ME was the first Windows version that did.
It used to be that when you bought a new flash drive, there were drivers on a CD or a floppy disk that came with it that you could install for Win 98 or 98SE for that brand's flash drives, and / or those drivers were available from the brand's web site, but that's rarely the case these days, and if the brand does have drivers on their web site these days they're usually only available for Win 98SE, and in any case they often don't work with other brands of flash drives.

I've found these drivers to be a very good solution...

Generic USB Mass Storage drivers for Win 98 or 98SE ...

They also support many other USB devices including many USB 2.0 controllers and USB 2.0 devices

See response 8:


If this old computer has XP on it, see the last part of the same response 8 for troubleshooting info. It has info about locations of things in XP, but it also applies generally to Win 98, 98SE (if specific USB drivers or those generic USB drivers have been installed), ME, Vista, and Windows 7 too.

Or - that info and more ...

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:

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