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Old computer w/USB 1.1

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September 28, 2011 5:42:56 AM

I have an ancient Dell inspiron 7500 laptop. I need the information off of it however I can't figure out how to get it off. I have looked for drivers to get the USB port working so I can connect it to my newer laptop and just take the data off that way. I can't seem to find the driver that I need. The laptop can't burn CD's so I can't do it that way either. There also is not an ESDI drive to USB port adapter either. Its running Windows 98 and I can't get it to connect to the internet. This computer is really irritating by but I can't blast it with 00 Buck cause I need the data off of it! HELP!!! Any ideas or suggestions?

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September 28, 2011 7:59:01 AM

The following generic mass storage drivers work very well with my Win98SE setup.

Windows 98 USB Mass Storage Device Drivers:
http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php

Here is another driver set:

Universal Win98 Mass Storage Driver:
http://www.wintricks.it//download/wtgenusb.zip

The first driver set includes USB 2.0 host controller drivers for various chipsets.

Be aware that your old hardware may not have a USB 2.0 controller, in which case you will be limited to transfer rates of about 1MB/s, whereas USB 2.0 will typically achieve 20MB/s. Look for an EHCI (enhanced) host controller in Device Manager, or use Microsoft's UVCView utility to detect your USB hardware:

http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex...

If the USB 2.0 hardware isn't there, you can install a cheap PCI USB 2.0 card. However, I would avoid those with a VIA chipset. These have lots of issues, as discussed at the following URL.

VIA USB Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting:
http://www.usbman.com/Guides/VIA%20Tips%20and%20Tricks....
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September 28, 2011 9:53:21 AM

Just yank the damn drive and externalize it...
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