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Old October 5th 05, 06:41 AM
DianneR
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I just did a clean reinstall of Windows 98 SE on my custom built 7 yr ols
computer and it has an added on USB card with 2 USB ports and 2 round ports
(one is for the mouse which works). Now, my USB's are not being recognized.
The USB card is Elpina 9837. Did I wipe out the drivers when I did the
reinstall? I am new at learning about my computer as I have not really used
it much since I bought it yrs. ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 5th 05, 07:03 AM
Gary S. Terhune
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If you did a "clean reinstall", if you first reformatted the drive before
installing, then yes, you lost the drivers. You need to obtain the drivers
for the card from the manufacturer. Or perhaps you still have the CD that
came with the card? You want to be sure to follow the installation
instructions carefully.

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MS MVP Shell/User

"DianneR" wrote in message
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I just did a clean reinstall of Windows 98 SE on my custom built 7 yr ols
computer and it has an added on USB card with 2 USB ports and 2 round

ports
(one is for the mouse which works). Now, my USB's are not being

recognized.
The USB card is Elpina 9837. Did I wipe out the drivers when I did the
reinstall? I am new at learning about my computer as I have not really

used
it much since I bought it yrs. ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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Old October 5th 05, 07:28 AM
DianneR
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"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

If you did a "clean reinstall", if you first reformatted the drive before
installing, then yes, you lost the drivers. You need to obtain the drivers
for the card from the manufacturer. Or perhaps you still have the CD that
came with the card? You want to be sure to follow the installation
instructions carefully.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User

"DianneR" wrote in message
...
I just did a clean reinstall of Windows 98 SE on my custom built 7 yr ols
computer and it has an added on USB card with 2 USB ports and 2 round

ports
(one is for the mouse which works). Now, my USB's are not being

recognized.
The USB card is Elpina 9837. Did I wipe out the drivers when I did the
reinstall? I am new at learning about my computer as I have not really

used
it much since I bought it yrs. ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks, Gary, yes, I did fdisk and format c: and did not think about any drivers being lost and I got this computer 7 yrs ago and I don't think I got a USB driver disk with it.


I guess I have also lost my video card driver because I can only get 16
colors instead of 256 which is required for me to get online with that
computer through the modem. I just am really sorry that I reinstalled the
OS because I cannot get that computer back online. Thank you very much

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Old October 5th 05, 07:49 AM
Mikhail Zhilin
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You have to install the driver, that is on CD for your PCI-USB card -- or you
can try to find it in Internet,
http://www.google.com/search?query=E...0driver&num=10

Windows does not know this driver, and does not install it therefore.

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Please reply to the newsgroups only.
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On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 22:41:03 -0700, "DianneR"
wrote:

I just did a clean reinstall of Windows 98 SE on my custom built 7 yr ols
computer and it has an added on USB card with 2 USB ports and 2 round ports
(one is for the mouse which works). Now, my USB's are not being recognized.
The USB card is Elpina 9837. Did I wipe out the drivers when I did the
reinstall? I am new at learning about my computer as I have not really used
it much since I bought it yrs. ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Old October 5th 05, 08:17 AM
Gary S. Terhune
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"DianneR" wrote in message
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Thanks, Gary, yes, I did fdisk and format c: and did not think about any

drivers being lost and I got this computer 7 yrs ago and I don't think I got
a USB driver disk with it.

I guess I have also lost my video card driver because I can only get 16
colors instead of 256 which is required for me to get online with that
computer through the modem. I just am really sorry that I reinstalled

the
OS because I cannot get that computer back online. Thank you very much


Well, you'll have to use some other machine to download the drivers you
need. The first thing to do is to see if Everest will run on the machine.
http://lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en

Download it on another system and burn it to a CD to move to your own
system. It will tell you what hardware you have you your machine. Once you
have that data, you can again use another machine to collect the drivers.

You're in for a bit of a long haul. Try not to get discouraged. We're here
to help you along the way. The first thing to deal with is the video drivers
(though I think you should be able to install the modem without the video
drivers--that part sounds strange.)

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Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User



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Old October 5th 05, 08:35 AM
DianneR
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"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

"DianneR" wrote in message
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Thanks, Gary, yes, I did fdisk and format c: and did not think about any

drivers being lost and I got this computer 7 yrs ago and I don't think I got
a USB driver disk with it.

I guess I have also lost my video card driver because I can only get 16
colors instead of 256 which is required for me to get online with that
computer through the modem. I just am really sorry that I reinstalled

the
OS because I cannot get that computer back online. Thank you very much


Well, you'll have to use some other machine to download the drivers you
need. The first thing to do is to see if Everest will run on the machine.
http://lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en

Download it on another system and burn it to a CD to move to your own
system. It will tell you what hardware you have you your machine. Once you
have that data, you can again use another machine to collect the drivers.

You're in for a bit of a long haul. Try not to get discouraged. We're here
to help you along the way. The first thing to deal with is the video drivers
(though I think you should be able to install the modem without the video
drivers--that part sounds strange.)

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User


Yes, Gary, I have installed Everest from a CD onto my computer and what I meant to say about the video driver is that I was trying to get AOL free trial through my modem, just so I could get Microsoft updates and USB drivers and AOL wouldn't install because of only 16 colors instead of 256. I am trying to locate these drivers. I know the manufacturer of the USB one (Elpina), but I have to find out about the video card one now. Would this info be on the Everest report? Thank you all so much.

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Old October 5th 05, 08:46 AM
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"DianneR" wrote in message
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Yes, Gary, I have installed Everest from a CD onto my computer and

what I meant to say about the video driver is that I was trying to get AOL
free trial through my modem, just so I could get Microsoft updates and USB
drivers and AOL wouldn't install because of only 16 colors instead of 256. I
am trying to locate these drivers. I know the manufacturer of the USB one
(Elpina), but I have to find out about the video card one now. Would this
info be on the Everest report? Thank you all so much.
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I would recommend against installing AOL unless you intend to commit
yourself to using AOL. Better option would be a simple, plain vanilla ISP
like Earthlink. Even with the plain vanilla ISP, do not install their
software. It's not necessary. All you want is a phone number, your username
and password. If you need more than that to set up a simple internet
connection, you want a different ISP.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User



 




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