TDK 4GB Flash Drive

  Stoneywood 13:42 05 Mar 10

I am currently just hanging on to the WIN98SE OS.

I have a 16Mb USB memory stick which came with a driver and which works OK.

I and have recently bought a TDK 4GB Flash Drive (£9.99 from Tesco), and can't find a driver to make it work.

Why one and not the other?

Is there a driver which would allow my new drive to work under WIN98SE?


  Grantrh 13:52 05 Mar 10

Does this look about right? - Win98SE driver at bottom.
click here

  peter99co 14:22 05 Mar 10

Are you using USB 1.1 or 2.0

  Stoneywood 15:04 05 Mar 10


It looks just what I was looking for. I have installed driver, but drive still "not ready"

I have USB 2.0 drivers installed for ext HD, card reader and previously mentioned memory stick and remain puzzled.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:34 05 Mar 10

Is the drive pre formatted?
If it is and probably NTFS then Win 98 will not be able to see it.

Stick it in a XP Vista machine and format as FAT32 then maybe it will show up in your win98 machine.

  Graphicool1 15:52 05 Mar 10

Windows 98SE does not provide native support for most USB devices (exception is USB keyboard and mice using legacy USB BIOS support). For other USB devices, you'll need to install a suitable driver. These drivers are provided by the manufacturer of the device.


  Stoneywood 17:03 05 Mar 10

Have now formatted drive to FAT32 and installed the correct manufacturers driver.
I have tried the drive in USB port which normally hosts my printer.
Fed up and stumped.

Mentioned previously;
"I have USB 2.0 drivers installed for ext HD, card reader and previously mentioned memory stick and remain puzzled.", I also

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:24 05 Mar 10

In XP machine after format is done, right click, unallocated drive and make it active.

  Stoneywood 17:41 05 Mar 10

Not quite as described, but the drive is sown as active on XP laptop?

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