# Rave.mp3 Win98 driver problem

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April 23, 2005 9:13:04 AM

I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried everything I can
think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives without a
problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all in win
explorer.
Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
Is there a way to force the driver install?

Thanks
acer
Anonymous
April 23, 2005 11:19:18 AM

Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your description, I am
guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of some sort??

What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is "detected". Do you
mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?

--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried everything I can
> think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives without a
> problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all in win
> explorer.
> Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> Is there a way to force the driver install?
>
> Thanks
> acer
>
>
April 24, 2005 1:01:32 AM

Thank you.

Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not being
detected.
I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the player.
But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops up.
I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
software for this device.

I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.

Thanks again
Lewis

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your description, I
am
> guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of some
sort??
>
> What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is "detected".
Do you
> mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
>
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried everything I
can
> > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives without
a
> > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all in
win
> > explorer.
> > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> >
> > Thanks
> > acer
> >
> >
>
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Anonymous
April 24, 2005 1:01:33 AM

Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives" category to
expand it.
Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it (It will not
be one of the GENERIC drives).
Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for "Removable", click
"OK", then "Close", and reboot.

Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so if not there,
check other categories.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> Thank you.
>
> Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not being
> detected.
> I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the player.
> But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops up.
> I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> software for this device.
>
> I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
>
> Thanks again
> Lewis
>
>
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your description, I
> am
> > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of some
> sort??
> >
> > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is "detected".
> Do you
> > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> >
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried everything I
> can
> > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives without
> a
> > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all in
> win
> > > explorer.
> > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > acer
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
April 24, 2005 7:50:14 AM

I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
Unknown USB Device.
And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
thanks
Lewis

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
category to
> expand it.
> Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it (It
will not
> be one of the GENERIC drives).
> Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
"Removable", click
> "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
>
> Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so if
not there,
> check other categories.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not being
> > detected.
> > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
player.
> > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops up.
> > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > software for this device.
> >
> > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> >
> > Thanks again
> > Lewis
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
description, I
> > am
> > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
some
> > sort??
> > >
> > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
"detected".
> > Do you
> > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
everything I
> > can
> > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
without
> > a
> > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all
in
> > win
> > > > explorer.
> > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > acer
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 7:50:15 AM

It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an unknown USB device.
It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk Drives category. If it
does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the drivers are not
properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling any
drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling it following the
manufacturer's procedure, step by step?

Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port an onboard port
directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB card? The fact
that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the hardware seems to
be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for 98.

Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
> Unknown USB Device.
> And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> thanks
> Lewis
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
> category to
> > expand it.
> > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it (It
> will not
> > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> "Removable", click
> > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> >
> > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so if
> not there,
> > check other categories.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not being
> > > detected.
> > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
> player.
> > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops up.
> > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > > software for this device.
> > >
> > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > >
> > > Thanks again
> > > Lewis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> description, I
> > > am
> > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
> some
> > > sort??
> > > >
> > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> "detected".
> > > Do you
> > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > >
> > > > Read here:
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> everything I
> > > can
> > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
> without
> > > a
> > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all
> in
> > > win
> > > > > explorer.
> > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > acer
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 7:50:15 AM

Lewis,
You *do* have Win98SE installed, not the original Win98, correct?
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
> Unknown USB Device.
> And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> thanks
> Lewis
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
> category to
> > expand it.
> > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it (It
> will not
> > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> "Removable", click
> > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> >
> > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so if
> not there,
> > check other categories.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not being
> > > detected.
> > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
> player.
> > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops up.
> > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > > software for this device.
> > >
> > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > >
> > > Thanks again
> > > Lewis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> description, I
> > > am
> > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
> some
> > > sort??
> > > >
> > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> "detected".
> > > Do you
> > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > >
> > > > Read here:
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> everything I
> > > can
> > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
> without
> > > a
> > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at all
> in
> > > win
> > > > > explorer.
> > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > acer
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
April 25, 2005 1:06:26 AM

I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use one for
a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one USB 1.1
port.

I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for installing
driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for driver
for this device.
I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And it says
unable to locate driver.

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an unknown USB
device.
> It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk Drives
category. If it
> does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the drivers are
not
> properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling any
> drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling it
following the
> manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
>
> Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port an
onboard port
> directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB card?
The fact
> that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the hardware
seems to
> be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for 98.
>
> Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
> > Unknown USB Device.
> > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > thanks
> > Lewis
> >
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
> > category to
> > > expand it.
> > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it
(It
> > will not
> > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> > "Removable", click
> > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > >
> > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so
if
> > not there,
> > > check other categories.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > Thank you.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not
being
> > > > detected.
> > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
> > player.
> > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops
up.
> > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > > > software for this device.
> > > >
> > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again
> > > > Lewis
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> > description, I
> > > > am
> > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
> > some
> > > > sort??
> > > > >
> > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> > "detected".
> > > > Do you
> > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > >
> > > > > Read here:
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more info.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> > everything I
> > > > can
> > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
> > without
> > > > a
> > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at
all
> > in
> > > > win
> > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > acer
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 1:06:27 AM

I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the driver from the
disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows starts. If the New
Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and pointing it there, I
would just have Windows search for the driver on your system, since the driver has
already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder; if no joy, point it
to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows should locate the
just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support for the device
manufacturer.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use one for
> a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one USB 1.1
> port.
>
> I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for installing
> driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for driver
> for this device.
> I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And it says
> unable to locate driver.
>
> I really appreciate your help
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an unknown USB
> device.
> > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk Drives
> category. If it
> > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the drivers are
> not
> > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling any
> > drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling it
> following the
> > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> >
> > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port an
> onboard port
> > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB card?
> The fact
> > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the hardware
> seems to
> > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for 98.
> >
> > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
> > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > thanks
> > > Lewis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
> > > category to
> > > > expand it.
> > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it
> (It
> > > will not
> > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> > > "Removable", click
> > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > >
> > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so
> if
> > > not there,
> > > > check other categories.
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > Thank you.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not
> being
> > > > > detected.
> > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
> > > player.
> > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops
> up.
> > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > > > > software for this device.
> > > > >
> > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > Lewis
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> > > description, I
> > > > > am
> > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
> > > some
> > > > > sort??
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> > > "detected".
> > > > > Do you
> > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more info.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> > > everything I
> > > > > can
> > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
> > > without
> > > > > a
> > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at
> all
> > > in
> > > > > win
> > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
April 25, 2005 2:20:48 AM

I do have Win98SE installed.

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:elIFSYJSFHA.3704@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Lewis,
> You *do* have Win98SE installed, not the original Win98, correct?
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as a
> > Unknown USB Device.
> > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > thanks
> > Lewis
> >
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk drives"
> > category to
> > > expand it.
> > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click it
(It
> > will not
> > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> > "Removable", click
> > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > >
> > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives", so
if
> > not there,
> > > check other categories.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > Thank you.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not
being
> > > > detected.
> > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with the
> > player.
> > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard pops
up.
> > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't find
> > > > software for this device.
> > > >
> > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again
> > > > Lewis
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> > description, I
> > > > am
> > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3 player of
> > some
> > > > sort??
> > > > >
> > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> > "detected".
> > > > Do you
> > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > >
> > > > > Read here:
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more info.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> > everything I
> > > > can
> > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash drives
> > without
> > > > a
> > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't boot-up at
all
> > in
> > > > win
> > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > acer
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
April 25, 2005 4:19:30 PM

I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers- with
hardware wizard.
It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let choose -
windows\system32.
However, it says, drivers can't be found.
But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just won't
let me use them.
It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the software.

I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they said that
the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.

I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this problem.

Lewis

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the driver
from the
> disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows starts.
If the New
> Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and pointing it
there, I
> would just have Windows search for the driver on your system, since the
driver has
> already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder; if no
joy, point it
> to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows should
locate the
> just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support for the
device
> manufacturer.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use one
for
> > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one USB
1.1
> > port.
> >
> > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for
installing
> > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for
driver
> > for this device.
> > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And it
says
> > unable to locate driver.
> >
> > I really appreciate your help
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an unknown
USB
> > device.
> > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk Drives
> > category. If it
> > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the drivers
are
> > not
> > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling any
> > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling it
> > following the
> > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > >
> > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port an
> > onboard port
> > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB card?
> > The fact
> > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the
hardware
> > seems to
> > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for 98.
> > >
> > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as
a
> > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > thanks
> > > > Lewis
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk
drives"
> > > > category to
> > > > > expand it.
> > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click
it
> > (It
> > > > will not
> > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > >
> > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives",
so
> > if
> > > > not there,
> > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not
> > being
> > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with
the
> > > > player.
> > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard
pops
> > up.
> > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't
find
> > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> > > > description, I
> > > > > > am
> > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3
player of
> > > > some
> > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> > > > "detected".
> > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more info.
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> > > > everything I
> > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash
drives
> > > > without
> > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't
boot-up at
> > all
> > > > in
> > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 6:05:34 PM

Right, you only can point the wizard (or any installer) to the folder containing
your drivers. It has to look for the type of file it wants, and must see the
correct identifying info.......but, in Win9x, you would be pointing to the
Windows\System folder, not the System32 or System32\Drivers folder. If the wizard
does not find what it wants in the System folder, point to the Windows\Inf folder.
You may not have an Inf\Other sub-folder.....not all systems do.
I am running out of ideas, if the ports work for everything else, and the device
works on other operating systems. Can you try the device on another Win98SE
computer to see if it installs there? A friend of mine could not get a USB printer
to install on his machine, and I got it to install on mine, but I had to hand-feed
the installer the location of the .cat file to get it installed. I then went to his
machine and installed the printer no problem, once I knew what the issue was.
without trying the installation myself, it is hard to see where yours might be
failing. :-\
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> Glee, thanks for your time.
>
> I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
> It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers- with
> hardware wizard.
> It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let choose -
> windows\system32.
> However, it says, drivers can't be found.
> But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just won't
> let me use them.
> It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the software.
>
> I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they said that
> the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
> Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.
>
> I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this problem.
>
> Thanks again for your time.
>
> Lewis
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the driver
> from the
> > disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows starts.
> If the New
> > Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and pointing it
> there, I
> > would just have Windows search for the driver on your system, since the
> driver has
> > already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder; if no
> joy, point it
> > to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows should
> locate the
> > just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> > If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support for the
> device
> > manufacturer.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use one
> for
> > > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one USB
> 1.1
> > > port.
> > >
> > > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for
> installing
> > > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for
> driver
> > > for this device.
> > > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And it
> says
> > > unable to locate driver.
> > >
> > > I really appreciate your help
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an unknown
> USB
> > > device.
> > > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk Drives
> > > category. If it
> > > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the drivers
> are
> > > not
> > > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling any
> > > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling it
> > > following the
> > > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > > >
> > > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port an
> > > onboard port
> > > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB card?
> > > The fact
> > > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the
> hardware
> > > seems to
> > > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for 98.
> > > >
> > > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power tab as
> a
> > > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > > thanks
> > > > > Lewis
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk
> drives"
> > > > > category to
> > > > > > expand it.
> > > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and double-click
> it
> > > (It
> > > > > will not
> > > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box for
> > > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk Drives",
> so
> > > if
> > > > > not there,
> > > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is not
> > > being
> > > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came with
> the
> > > > > player.
> > > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware wizard
> pops
> > > up.
> > > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it can't
> find
> > > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From your
> > > > > description, I
> > > > > > > am
> > > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3
> player of
> > > > > some
> > > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB device is
> > > > > "detected".
> > > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more info.
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have tried
> > > > > everything I
> > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my Flash
> drives
> > > > > without
> > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't
> boot-up at
> > > all
> > > > > in
> > > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
April 26, 2005 8:21:51 AM

Well, I will have to find a win98se PC somewhere to try this device.

But in the mean time, I went to --windows\system32 and copied the 2 driver
files that I could see.
I then put them in-- windows\system folder. And rebooted-- no joy.
So I left them there and removed the 2 files from system32 and rebooted-- no
joy.

There is a firmware update out for this USB device, do you think that would
help?
But then I can't install it, if my mp3 doesn't boot up on this PC.

Thanks Glee
Lewis

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:usa7MFcSFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Right, you only can point the wizard (or any installer) to the folder
containing
> your drivers. It has to look for the type of file it wants, and must see
the
> correct identifying info.......but, in Win9x, you would be pointing to the
> Windows\System folder, not the System32 or System32\Drivers folder. If
the wizard
> does not find what it wants in the System folder, point to the Windows\Inf
folder.
> You may not have an Inf\Other sub-folder.....not all systems do.
> I am running out of ideas, if the ports work for everything else, and the
device
> works on other operating systems. Can you try the device on another
Win98SE
> computer to see if it installs there? A friend of mine could not get a
USB printer
> to install on his machine, and I got it to install on mine, but I had to
hand-feed
> the installer the location of the .cat file to get it installed. I then
went to his
> machine and installed the printer no problem, once I knew what the issue
was.
> without trying the installation myself, it is hard to see where yours
might be
> failing. :-\
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > Glee, thanks for your time.
> >
> > I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
> > It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers- with
> > hardware wizard.
> > It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let
choose -
> > windows\system32.
> > However, it says, drivers can't be found.
> > But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just
won't
> > let me use them.
> > It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the
software.
> >
> > I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they said
that
> > the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
> > Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.
> >
> > I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this problem.
> >
> > Thanks again for your time.
> >
> > Lewis
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the
driver
> > from the
> > > disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows
starts.
> > If the New
> > > Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and
pointing it
> > there, I
> > > would just have Windows search for the driver on your system, since
the
> > driver has
> > > already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder; if no
> > joy, point it
> > > to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows
should
> > locate the
> > > just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> > > If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support for
the
> > device
> > > manufacturer.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use
one
> > for
> > > > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one
USB
> > 1.1
> > > > port.
> > > >
> > > > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > > > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for
> > installing
> > > > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > > > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for
> > driver
> > > > for this device.
> > > > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > > > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And
it
> > says
> > > > unable to locate driver.
> > > >
> > > > I really appreciate your help
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an
unknown
> > USB
> > > > device.
> > > > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk
Drives
> > > > category. If it
> > > > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the
drivers
> > are
> > > > not
> > > > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling
any
> > > > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling
it
> > > > following the
> > > > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > > > >
> > > > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port
an
> > > > onboard port
> > > > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB
card?
> > > > The fact
> > > > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the
> > hardware
> > > > seems to
> > > > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for
98.
> > > > >
> > > > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power
tab as
> > a
> > > > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > > > thanks
> > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk
> > drives"
> > > > > > category to
> > > > > > > expand it.
> > > > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and
double-click
> > it
> > > > (It
> > > > > > will not
> > > > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box
for
> > > > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk
Drives",
> > so
> > > > if
> > > > > > not there,
> > > > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is
not
> > > > being
> > > > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came
with
> > the
> > > > > > player.
> > > > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware
wizard
> > pops
> > > > up.
> > > > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it
can't
> > find
> > > > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From
your
> > > > > > description, I
> > > > > > > > am
> > > > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3
> > player of
> > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB
device is
> > > > > > "detected".
> > > > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more
info.
> > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have
tried
> > > > > > everything I
> > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my
Flash
> > drives
> > > > > > without
> > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't
> > boot-up at
> > > > all
> > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:39:57 AM

I thought you said the device worked on WinXP. If so, you can update the firmware
there.

I didn't mean to suggest you move driver files from one folder to another.....only
meant to state that on Win98SE, the drivers files should install themselves to the
System folder as opposed to the System32 folder.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> Well, I will have to find a win98se PC somewhere to try this device.
>
> But in the mean time, I went to --windows\system32 and copied the 2 driver
> files that I could see.
> I then put them in-- windows\system folder. And rebooted-- no joy.
> So I left them there and removed the 2 files from system32 and rebooted-- no
> joy.
>
> There is a firmware update out for this USB device, do you think that would
> help?
> But then I can't install it, if my mp3 doesn't boot up on this PC.
>
> Thanks Glee
> Lewis
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:usa7MFcSFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Right, you only can point the wizard (or any installer) to the folder
> containing
> > your drivers. It has to look for the type of file it wants, and must see
> the
> > correct identifying info.......but, in Win9x, you would be pointing to the
> > Windows\System folder, not the System32 or System32\Drivers folder. If
> the wizard
> > does not find what it wants in the System folder, point to the Windows\Inf
> folder.
> > You may not have an Inf\Other sub-folder.....not all systems do.
> > I am running out of ideas, if the ports work for everything else, and the
> device
> > works on other operating systems. Can you try the device on another
> Win98SE
> > computer to see if it installs there? A friend of mine could not get a
> USB printer
> > to install on his machine, and I got it to install on mine, but I had to
> hand-feed
> > the installer the location of the .cat file to get it installed. I then
> went to his
> > machine and installed the printer no problem, once I knew what the issue
> was.
> > without trying the installation myself, it is hard to see where yours
> might be
> > failing. :-\
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > Glee, thanks for your time.
> > >
> > > I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
> > > It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers- with
> > > hardware wizard.
> > > It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let
> choose -
> > > windows\system32.
> > > However, it says, drivers can't be found.
> > > But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just
> won't
> > > let me use them.
> > > It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the
> software.
> > >
> > > I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they said
> that
> > > the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
> > > Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.
> > >
> > > I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this problem.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for your time.
> > >
> > > Lewis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the
> driver
> > > from the
> > > > disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows
> starts.
> > > If the New
> > > > Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and
> pointing it
> > > there, I
> > > > would just have Windows search for the driver on your system, since
> the
> > > driver has
> > > > already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder; if no
> > > joy, point it
> > > > to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows
> should
> > > locate the
> > > > just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> > > > If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support for
> the
> > > device
> > > > manufacturer.
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I use
> one
> > > for
> > > > > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and one
> USB
> > > 1.1
> > > > > port.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > > > > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls for
> > > installing
> > > > > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > > > > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask for
> > > driver
> > > > > for this device.
> > > > > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > > > > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD. And
> it
> > > says
> > > > > unable to locate driver.
> > > > >
> > > > > I really appreciate your help
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an
> unknown
> > > USB
> > > > > device.
> > > > > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk
> Drives
> > > > > category. If it
> > > > > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the
> drivers
> > > are
> > > > > not
> > > > > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried uninstalling
> any
> > > > > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then reinstalling
> it
> > > > > following the
> > > > > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the port
> an
> > > > > onboard port
> > > > > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI USB
> card?
> > > > > The fact
> > > > > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that the
> > > hardware
> > > > > seems to
> > > > > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers for
> 98.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the power
> tab as
> > > a
> > > > > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > > > > thanks
> > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on "Properties".
> > > > > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the "Disk
> > > drives"
> > > > > > > category to
> > > > > > > > expand it.
> > > > > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and
> double-click
> > > it
> > > > > (It
> > > > > > > will not
> > > > > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the box
> for
> > > > > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk
> Drives",
> > > so
> > > > > if
> > > > > > > not there,
> > > > > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that is
> not
> > > > > being
> > > > > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came
> with
> > > the
> > > > > > > player.
> > > > > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware
> wizard
> > > pops
> > > > > up.
> > > > > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says it
> can't
> > > find
> > > > > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From
> your
> > > > > > > description, I
> > > > > > > > > am
> > > > > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an mp3
> > > player of
> > > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB
> device is
> > > > > > > "detected".
> > > > > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My Computer?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more
> info.
> > > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have
> tried
> > > > > > > everything I
> > > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my
> Flash
> > > drives
> > > > > > > without
> > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just won't
> > > boot-up at
> > > > > all
> > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the problem?
> > > > > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
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April 27, 2005 11:46:59 PM

Well I had a old PC in the garage. I started it up win98se, very
slow --64ram , 2gig HD.

I installed the cd software. Rebooted the pc plugged in the USB plug with
MP3 player attached .
Window popped up saying installing software for you device. It was called
several device names-- digital player, USB mass storage device. But it ended
up in the device manager as hard drive called RaveMp audio mp3 player. And
it shows up in the explorer as F: drive.

So I hooked it up to my newer PC. No Joy. This is Crazy

I'm not sure if I should use XP to update firmware. I will give it a try.

The driver installed into the System32 folder, so I thought that I would
copy them to the system folder to give it a hand. No joy either way.

thanks
Lewis

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:u%23gOiqtSFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I thought you said the device worked on WinXP. If so, you can update the
firmware
> there.
>
> I didn't mean to suggest you move driver files from one folder to
another.....only
> meant to state that on Win98SE, the drivers files should install
themselves to the
> System folder as opposed to the System32 folder.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > Well, I will have to find a win98se PC somewhere to try this device.
> >
> > But in the mean time, I went to --windows\system32 and copied the 2
driver
> > files that I could see.
> > I then put them in-- windows\system folder. And rebooted-- no joy.
> > So I left them there and removed the 2 files from system32 and
rebooted-- no
> > joy.
> >
> > There is a firmware update out for this USB device, do you think that
would
> > help?
> > But then I can't install it, if my mp3 doesn't boot up on this PC.
> >
> > Thanks Glee
> > Lewis
> >
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:usa7MFcSFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Right, you only can point the wizard (or any installer) to the folder
> > containing
> > > your drivers. It has to look for the type of file it wants, and must
see
> > the
> > > correct identifying info.......but, in Win9x, you would be pointing to
the
> > > Windows\System folder, not the System32 or System32\Drivers folder.
If
> > the wizard
> > > does not find what it wants in the System folder, point to the
Windows\Inf
> > folder.
> > > You may not have an Inf\Other sub-folder.....not all systems do.
> > > I am running out of ideas, if the ports work for everything else, and
the
> > device
> > > works on other operating systems. Can you try the device on another
> > Win98SE
> > > computer to see if it installs there? A friend of mine could not get
a
> > USB printer
> > > to install on his machine, and I got it to install on mine, but I had
to
> > hand-feed
> > > the installer the location of the .cat file to get it installed. I
then
> > went to his
> > > machine and installed the printer no problem, once I knew what the
issue
> > was.
> > > without trying the installation myself, it is hard to see where yours
> > might be
> > > failing. :-\
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > Glee, thanks for your time.
> > > >
> > > > I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
> > > > It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers-
with
> > > > hardware wizard.
> > > > It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let
> > choose -
> > > > windows\system32.
> > > > However, it says, drivers can't be found.
> > > > But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just
> > won't
> > > > let me use them.
> > > > It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the
> > software.
> > > >
> > > > I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they
said
> > that
> > > > the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
> > > > Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.
> > > >
> > > > I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this
problem.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again for your time.
> > > >
> > > > Lewis
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the
> > driver
> > > > from the
> > > > > disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows
> > starts.
> > > > If the New
> > > > > Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and
> > pointing it
> > > > there, I
> > > > > would just have Windows search for the driver on your system,
since
> > the
> > > > driver has
> > > > > already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder;
if no
> > > > joy, point it
> > > > > to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows
> > should
> > > > locate the
> > > > > just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> > > > > If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support
for
> > the
> > > > device
> > > > > manufacturer.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I
use
> > one
> > > > for
> > > > > > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and
one
> > USB
> > > > 1.1
> > > > > > port.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > > > > > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls
for
> > > > installing
> > > > > > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > > > > > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask
for
> > > > driver
> > > > > > for this device.
> > > > > > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > > > > > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD.
And
> > it
> > > > says
> > > > > > unable to locate driver.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I really appreciate your help
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an
> > unknown
> > > > USB
> > > > > > device.
> > > > > > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk
> > Drives
> > > > > > category. If it
> > > > > > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the
> > drivers
> > > > are
> > > > > > not
> > > > > > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried
uninstalling
> > any
> > > > > > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then
reinstalling
> > it
> > > > > > following the
> > > > > > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the
port
> > an
> > > > > > onboard port
> > > > > > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI
USB
> > card?
> > > > > > The fact
> > > > > > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that
the
> > > > hardware
> > > > > > seems to
> > > > > > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers
for
> > 98.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the
power
> > tab as
> > > > a
> > > > > > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > > > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > > > > > thanks
> > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on
"Properties".
> > > > > > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the
"Disk
> > > > drives"
> > > > > > > > category to
> > > > > > > > > expand it.
> > > > > > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and
> > double-click
> > > > it
> > > > > > (It
> > > > > > > > will not
> > > > > > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the
box
> > for
> > > > > > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk
> > Drives",
> > > > so
> > > > > > if
> > > > > > > > not there,
> > > > > > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that
is
> > not
> > > > > > being
> > > > > > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came
> > with
> > > > the
> > > > > > > > player.
> > > > > > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware
> > wizard
> > > > pops
> > > > > > up.
> > > > > > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says
it
> > can't
> > > > find
> > > > > > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From
> > your
> > > > > > > > description, I
> > > > > > > > > > am
> > > > > > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an
mp3
> > > > player of
> > > > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB
> > device is
> > > > > > > > "detected".
> > > > > > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My
Computer?
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more
> > info.
> > > > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > > >
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have
> > tried
> > > > > > > > everything I
> > > > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my
> > Flash
> > > > drives
> > > > > > > > without
> > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just
won't
> > > > boot-up at
> > > > > > all
> > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the
problem?
> > > > > > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > > > > > acer
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 2:42:39 AM

Lewis, The fact that the device installed correctly on the old test machine tells
me there is nothing wrong with the device or the installer, and that you are
following the installation instructions correctly. It also indicates that upgrading
the firmware is probably *not* going to have any bearing on the problem on your main
Win98SE computer. There is obviously something amiss somewhere on your main Win98SE
machine, but unfortunately *where* that something is, is not clear. :-\

You said that other USB devices *are* working correctly on the problem computer, as
I recall from earlier replies. Try uninstalling all software related to the device,
then restart in Safe Mode, then open Device Manager and remove all entries there
that mention the device, if any exist in any categories. If there is an "Other"
category in DM, remove every item listed there. Look also in the Disk Drives
category in DM, and remove any and all entries that may exist for the device. If
there are any duplicate devices in that category, remove ALL devices in the
category. Same for Hard disk controllers category, CDROM category, and Universal
Serial Bus Controllers category....if any duplicates appear there, remove ALL listed
entries of that type. This must all be done in Safe Mode. When done, click
OK/Close, but before you restart, follow the instructions at the links below, to do
a clean boot. When you close msconfig to initiate the clean boot, you will then
restart in normal mode (Start> Shutdown> Restart).

After you restart doing the clean boot, Windows will re-detect any hardware you
removed from DM in Safe Mode. When that is done (reboot if prompted), install the
drivers for the problem device exactly as you did on the test machine from the
garage. Then, still in a clean boot startup configuration, reboot if prompted and
insert the device as you did on the test machine. See if this allows the device to
be installed correctly. When done, go back and set msconfig back from clean boot to
your normal startup configuration, and restart.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

> Well I had a old PC in the garage. I started it up win98se, very
> slow --64ram , 2gig HD.
>
> I installed the cd software. Rebooted the pc plugged in the USB plug with
> MP3 player attached .
> Window popped up saying installing software for you device. It was called
> several device names-- digital player, USB mass storage device. But it ended
> up in the device manager as hard drive called RaveMp audio mp3 player. And
> it shows up in the explorer as F: drive.
>
> So I hooked it up to my newer PC. No Joy. This is Crazy
>
> I'm not sure if I should use XP to update firmware. I will give it a try.
>
> The driver installed into the System32 folder, so I thought that I would
> copy them to the system folder to give it a hand. No joy either way.
>
> thanks
> Lewis
>
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:u%23gOiqtSFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > I thought you said the device worked on WinXP. If so, you can update the
> firmware
> > there.
> >
> > I didn't mean to suggest you move driver files from one folder to
> another.....only
> > meant to state that on Win98SE, the drivers files should install
> themselves to the
> > System folder as opposed to the System32 folder.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > Well, I will have to find a win98se PC somewhere to try this device.
> > >
> > > But in the mean time, I went to --windows\system32 and copied the 2
> driver
> > > files that I could see.
> > > I then put them in-- windows\system folder. And rebooted-- no joy.
> > > So I left them there and removed the 2 files from system32 and
> rebooted-- no
> > > joy.
> > >
> > > There is a firmware update out for this USB device, do you think that
> would
> > > help?
> > > But then I can't install it, if my mp3 doesn't boot up on this PC.
> > >
> > > Thanks Glee
> > > Lewis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:usa7MFcSFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > Right, you only can point the wizard (or any installer) to the folder
> > > containing
> > > > your drivers. It has to look for the type of file it wants, and must
> see
> > > the
> > > > correct identifying info.......but, in Win9x, you would be pointing to
> the
> > > > Windows\System folder, not the System32 or System32\Drivers folder.
> If
> > > the wizard
> > > > does not find what it wants in the System folder, point to the
> Windows\Inf
> > > folder.
> > > > You may not have an Inf\Other sub-folder.....not all systems do.
> > > > I am running out of ideas, if the ports work for everything else, and
> the
> > > device
> > > > works on other operating systems. Can you try the device on another
> > > Win98SE
> > > > computer to see if it installs there? A friend of mine could not get
> a
> > > USB printer
> > > > to install on his machine, and I got it to install on mine, but I had
> to
> > > hand-feed
> > > > the installer the location of the .cat file to get it installed. I
> then
> > > went to his
> > > > machine and installed the printer no problem, once I knew what the
> issue
> > > was.
> > > > without trying the installation myself, it is hard to see where yours
> > > might be
> > > > failing. :-\
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > Glee, thanks for your time.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have done everything you suggested. no joy!!!
> > > > > It's crazy, because when I point to the windows\system32\drivers-
> with
> > > > > hardware wizard.
> > > > > It just doesn't allow me to choose the drivers file, it will let
> > > choose -
> > > > > windows\system32.
> > > > > However, it says, drivers can't be found.
> > > > > But I can use explorer to see the driver software, but windows just
> > > won't
> > > > > let me use them.
> > > > > It drives me crazy, I can see it , but I can't force it to use the
> > > software.
> > > > >
> > > > > I contacted manufacturer support for the device first. And they
> said
> > > that
> > > > > the driver works and that it must be a windows problem.
> > > > > Also, I can't find ( Windows\Inf\Other folder ) either.
> > > > >
> > > > > I can't believe that I'm the only one that has run into this
> problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks again for your time.
> > > > >
> > > > > Lewis
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:%231q9pLTSFHA.3444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > I can't tell for sure what is going on but after you install the
> > > driver
> > > > > from the
> > > > > > disc, you should re-boot, then plug in the device after Windows
> > > starts.
> > > > > If the New
> > > > > > Hardware wizard pops up, instead of inserting the CD again and
> > > pointing it
> > > > > there, I
> > > > > > would just have Windows search for the driver on your system,
> since
> > > the
> > > > > driver has
> > > > > > already been installed. Point it to the Windows\System folder;
> if no
> > > > > joy, point it
> > > > > > to the Windows\Inf folder and Windows\Inf\Other folder. Windows
> > > should
> > > > > locate the
> > > > > > just-installed driver. You should not be pointing it to the CD.
> > > > > > If you still have the problem after that, I would contact support
> for
> > > the
> > > > > device
> > > > > > manufacturer.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > I'm using USB 1.1 ports, I have four ports onboard, of which I
> use
> > > one
> > > > > for
> > > > > > > a add-on front mount card reader, that has four card slots and
> one
> > > USB
> > > > > 1.1
> > > > > > > port.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have tried all the ports and get the same results.
> > > > > > > I have tried the manufacturer's procedure many times.It calls
> for
> > > > > installing
> > > > > > > driver first. Then you plug in the mp3 player.
> > > > > > > But each time I do that, the new hardware wizard pops up and ask
> for
> > > > > driver
> > > > > > > for this device.
> > > > > > > I have canceled at times and there is a no go.
> > > > > > > And I have sent it to the driver file on the manufacturer's CD.
> And
> > > it
> > > > > says
> > > > > > > unable to locate driver.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I really appreciate your help
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:eNtapHJSFHA.3144@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > It should be showing up there with its name, rather than as an
> > > unknown
> > > > > USB
> > > > > > > device.
> > > > > > > > It should also be appearing in Device Manager under the Disk
> > > Drives
> > > > > > > category. If it
> > > > > > > > does not, there is apparently a configuration problem, or the
> > > drivers
> > > > > are
> > > > > > > not
> > > > > > > > properly installed, or are defective. Have you tried
> uninstalling
> > > any
> > > > > > > > drivers/software that came with the player, and then
> reinstalling
> > > it
> > > > > > > following the
> > > > > > > > manufacturer's procedure, step by step?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Are you plugging it into a USB 1.1 or a USB 2.0 port? Is the
> port
> > > an
> > > > > > > onboard port
> > > > > > > > directly attached to the motherboard, or is it an add-on PCI
> USB
> > > card?
> > > > > > > The fact
> > > > > > > > that the player works fine when you boot to WinXP shows that
> the
> > > > > hardware
> > > > > > > seems to
> > > > > > > > be OK, so it has to be in the configuration and/or the drivers
> for
> > > 98.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Exactly what procedure did you follow to install it in Win98?
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > I think it's showing up in my Generic USB Hub under the
> power
> > > tab as
> > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > Unknown USB Device.
> > > > > > > > > And there isn't anything I can do with it there.
> > > > > > > > > thanks
> > > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > news:%2363oy7ESFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > > Right click on "My Computer" then left click on
> "Properties".
> > > > > > > > > > Click on the "Device Manager" tab, then double-click the
> "Disk
> > > > > drives"
> > > > > > > > > category to
> > > > > > > > > > expand it.
> > > > > > > > > > Look for your mp3 player model number in the list and
> > > double-click
> > > > > it
> > > > > > > (It
> > > > > > > > > will not
> > > > > > > > > > be one of the GENERIC drives).
> > > > > > > > > > Click on the "Settings" tab, click to put a check in the
> box
> > > for
> > > > > > > > > "Removable", click
> > > > > > > > > > "OK", then "Close", and reboot.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Note: It may be listed under another category than "Disk
> > > Drives",
> > > > > so
> > > > > > > if
> > > > > > > > > not there,
> > > > > > > > > > check other categories.
> > > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thank you.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Yes, it is a mp3 player and yes it is a USB device that
> is
> > > not
> > > > > > > being
> > > > > > > > > > > detected.
> > > > > > > > > > > I installed the driver for Win98se from the CD that came
> > > with
> > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > player.
> > > > > > > > > > > But when I plug it in to the USB port, the new hardware
> > > wizard
> > > > > pops
> > > > > > > up.
> > > > > > > > > > > I send it to the install CD/ driver file. Then it says
> it
> > > can't
> > > > > find
> > > > > > > > > > > software for this device.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > I can use it on a PC with XP without a problem.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thanks again
> > > > > > > > > > > Lewis
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > > > news:eLScoY\$RFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > > > > > Are we supposed to know what a "Rave.mp 256" is? From
> > > your
> > > > > > > > > description, I
> > > > > > > > > > > am
> > > > > > > > > > > > guessing it is some sort of USB device....perhaps an
> mp3
> > > > > player of
> > > > > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > > > > sort??
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > What won't "boot up"? The computer "boots"....a USB
> > > device is
> > > > > > > > > "detected".
> > > > > > > > > > > Do you
> > > > > > > > > > > > mean the USB device is not being detected in My
> Computer?
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Read here:
> > > > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and post back with more
> > > info.
> > > > > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > "Lewis" <laveryhsd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > I have run the CD and installed win98se driver.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > But I can't get my pc to run the Rave.mp 256. I have
> > > tried
> > > > > > > > > everything I
> > > > > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > > > > think of. This USB port works fine, I use it for my
> > > Flash
> > > > > drives
> > > > > > > > > without
> > > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > > > > problem.The rave says " USB connected " it just
> won't
> > > > > boot-up at
> > > > > > > all
> > > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > > > win
> > > > > > > > > > > > > explorer.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Is there someone out there that may of had the
> problem?
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Is there a way to force the driver install?
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks
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