I just reinstalled windows 98. Now I have more problems, and I've spent a long time on them. I just baught a brand new barebones Epox EP-8kta+ mobo and a 750mhz t-bird... I have a USB Logitech Wheel
mouse, and it won't work anymore. It will occasionally work when I
reinstall USB controller drivers & plug and unplug the mouse, but sometimes
it won't. It never works after booting up.
Other USB devices won't work either, so I think its the bus drivers. The computer takes FOREVER to reboot and will lock-up when I select 'restart in MS-DOS mode'. I'm not sure what is going on here, but this new computer shouldn't be working this bad.
The only drivers I have to choose from for the USB controllers are 'Via Tech
3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller and the Standard Universal PCI to
USB Host Controller. I'm not sure why there would be a problem with them,
but I've installed every driver update and bios update I could find. Any
help would be appreciated,
Are you sure there isn't a flaw in the Motherboard causing this problem. If you go into safe mode and delete all the USB settings in device manager, then reboot and redetect and still no go, I'd try another MB.
Thanks guys, I bet those ideas would have worked if my clip the holds the fan on the CPU hadn't broken and fallen off... somehow damaged my motherboard, because no video comes on anymore... and I've done everything I can think of.. swapping CPU's, videocards, ram, etc... no luck. So hopefully when I get a replacement board, the USB will work better Thanks again!
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by omnikron: Thanks guys, I bet those ideas would have worked if my clip the holds the fan on the CPU hadn't broken and fallen off... somehow damaged my motherboard, because no video comes on anymore... and I've done everything I can think of.. swapping CPU's, videocards, ram, etc... no luck. So hopefully when I get a replacement board, the USB will work better Thanks again!</font>
Ouch!! Good luck.
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I got a similar problem with my ca930 smart parallel cable on epson photo 1200. before having new pc with w98se, it was fine now just wont print. got to keep reinstalling cable driver and/or printer. tried the upgrade but no resolution. any more suggestions?
Microsoft are being plagued by this problem and it normally boils down to chipset incompatabilties between Windows (95/98) and your motherboard.
Shutdown/restart issues are normally attributed to the system not powering devices off fast enough before the voltage is dropped on the CPU and other issues like those you described with USB devices are also common.
Changing the motherboard is the best option and I would recommend sticking to a true Intel rather than a clone. Other motherboards known to have the problem are the ASUS CUSL series and some ABit and Chaintech boards. Supermicro boards are normally very good also.
As far as the OS is concerned WinME has by far the best hardware, chipset and USB support without shelling out for Win2k so I also suggest that as a worth while purchase.