[svfig-open] Windows98/ME USB driver files
forther at comcast.net
Thu Dec 4 11:13:01 PST 2003
My ME disk is at home and it may be tomorrow before I can send you the
files. In the mean time I spotted the files at a link George
Also, they may be on your ME disk inside a file called base2.cab --- have
you looked there?
I'll FTP to ftp.rawbw.com/pub/bnilsen/incoming (I'm emailing this to myself
for reference when I get home)
At 06:41 PM 12/03/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, Kevin Appert wrote:
> There is no such thing as off-topic here at SVFIG-OPEN!!!
>Give me a few minutes to think about this... How about Paris Hiltons
>latest movie?... Or Michael Jacksons recent adventures?... It is the
>off-topic stuff that makes this a fascinating world.
> I have questions and several pieces of advice. Please email directly with
> answers to questions if you prefer. It's free advice, and perhaps worth
> what you paid for it.
> First the questions.
> Do you have other USB devices which DO work?(1) (it doesn't mean that the
> camera SHOULD work, just an indication of what needs to be tested and/or
> What OS are you running( look in |Help|About )?(2) WIN98 SE?(2.1) Do you
> have the original distribution CD?(3) Please note that it would be best to
> have the files that match your OS because there are frequently different
>And the answers.
>Yes, I have a Handspring (Palm OS) PDA that works fine in either socket of
>my USB controller.
>Resolving that Bill Gates has way too much of his own money and no need of
>mine, I bought an old (1996?) PC from the Salvation Army with Windows98
>already loaded. It has a 100 MHz Pentium and 48 MB RAM. Browsing plug-in
>gadgets at Fry's and CompUSA I do get a little uncomfortable reading that
>"minimum requirements" are often things like 360 MHz and 64 MB. But I'm
>willing to push this envelope. I did upgrade(?) to Windows ME. I have
>the CD for the ME upgrade but not the original Windows98. The ME CD does
>not have the files I'm looking for.
> I can probably get the files when I know which OS you're running.
>I would be ever in your debt. The possible missing files are
> USBNTMAP.SYS and USBSTOR.SYS
>Note however that this was the only clue I was given in my efforts to load
>the software that came with the camera. I am clutching at straws. The
>software did load albeit with mention of the missing *.SYS files and it
>seems ready to play in every respect except that the USB interface just
>sits there. Frustrating!
> Advice 1) Try Alta Vista to search the web in addition to googling Usenet.
> Advice B) These are a couple of websites which address similiar problems
>Try I will. But I recently read that Alta Vista had subcontracted their
>actual search engine to Google because of the very superior technology
>involved. Beats me.
> Advice III ) When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
> - Dr. Richard Ames,"The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" (by Robert
> ROBERT A. HEINLEIN QUOTES
> Advice N where N is a large integer) I can probably get the files when I
> know which OS you're running
> Advice N + 1 ) If you can't resolve it after installing the files, please
> post to the regular SVFIG list.
> Would you consider discussing this briefly at the December FIG meeting?
>Would that I could. Some nasty surgery a couple of years ago left me
>with a badly crippled mouth. About all I can do these days is gurgle.
> At 08:00 PM 12/02/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>THANKS! I will explore the search paths you mentioned.
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