USB driver for ancient Win98 SE notebook computer

September 11, 2016 at 10:33:53
Specs: several
Dell Inspiron 3200 notebook computer made in 1998
Windows 98 SE
NuVision TM785M3 tablet computer running Android 4.4.2

The ancient notebook computer has a single USB 1.0 port.
Repeat: USB 1.0, not USB 1.1. I was astonished to see that
when I connected the tablet to the notebook, the notebook
immediately recognized that something called "Android"
was plugged into it. They can communicate!

But the notebook said it needs a driver. It gave me a short
list of places to look. "CD" was checked. I don't have the
Windows 98SE install CD handy (it is in storage across town).
I doubt an appropriate driver would be on that disk anyway,
and I didn't have an alternative source, so I let the search for
a driver fail. So the notebook won't communicate with the
tablet any more.

Have I provided enough info for you to help me find the
correct driver, if one exists?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#1
September 11, 2016 at 13:06:04
What are you trying to do with the tablet?

You MAY be able to access the storage in the tablet.

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#2
September 11, 2016 at 13:31:26
Did you install the chipset drivers? I did a quick search & it appears the board uses the Intel 430BX chipset. There may also be a separate USB driver.

http://www.computer-specifications....

http://www.computerlaptopmemory.com...


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#3
September 11, 2016 at 13:35:04
I'll examine that side more closely. It should be all I need if it works!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
September 11, 2016 at 13:53:05
I don't remember installing any chipset drivers when I installed
Windows 98 SE in 2008. I think I can run the System Information
utility to find out for sure.

The specific model is the D233ST, which has the smaller screen,
less RAM, and slightly slower CPU.

I see the first page you linked calls it a laptop rather than notebook.
I never remember which term was used for it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
September 11, 2016 at 15:26:15
98 will have USB support but it won't have native support for most of the things plugged into the USB port. To get those drivers you need to go to the support page for the tablet and see if they have 98 drivers.

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#6
September 11, 2016 at 19:30:16
"If your using a Windows 7 or higher than your computer will find the driver to convert the tablet as a mass storage unit (MTP)"

Then of course instead of than.

Just did Mass storage fiddling of files using Loew's 98 USB files and it works quite well now. Much better than NUSB 3.6 alone. But no guarantee that paying for the files will get this to work as we are two windows generations behind claimed support cut-off.

http://rloew.x10host.com/

strange there used to be 3.6 easily found, now it looks like 3.3 is it. What up with that?
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS

Lee


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#7
September 12, 2016 at 11:25:02
And my bad, the Loew USB files are free at the above site. Two packages there.

Lee


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