Manuel Driver Install

By daniel161
Jan 15, 2007
  1. Durring dirver installation on my 98se for my new usb drive. The computer wont take the supplyed driver the company gave me.
    Is their a way to force the computer to use that driver? The company gave me a .inf .pdr .sys . Somtimes I get "Driver contains no device info" errors.
    The actuall device is the PNY "attache 1 GB". Any help posted will be tried!


    --Daniel L
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    I have three different PNY flash drives including the same 1GB that you have and one of my PC's is an old Windows 98SE machine. For some reason the driver supplied on the disk that comes with the PNY does not work. It doesn't seem to include the inf file that is supposed to be there. Go to the PNY website here: PNY

    Download the appropriate driver from this page, unzip it and install it. This WILL solve your problem.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Hi Daniel,
    "manuel" is a friend of mine. He lives in Mexico. Manual is how you tried to install USB device driver. Supplyed is supplied like this...

    Does this driver CD or floppy have an install or setup file on it? If it does, try to install the driver this way. Also, you can go to the PNY website and download the Windows 98 driver for the device from there
  4. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    The one I have is the one from the pny site. The computer wont take it. The drove did not come with a cd or floppy. The package just says it will work with win 2000 and ME and up with no driver. Download the 98se driver from So I dont know why it wont work. Since you have it, can I try your copy of the files? email


    --Daniel L
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Daniel, are you sure you are selecting the proper Windows 98 USB device driver for your model USB drive?
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Yes, you are right. The 1GB PNY did not come with a CD with a driver. My mistake. The others I have did but not that one.

    The driver is not a self executable. It won't install by itself by double clicking on an exe file. There isn't one. After unzipping, you should have three files named: musb6E.inf, PU20DISK.PDR, and PU20SYSD.SYS.

    When you plug the flash drive into the USB port, it should eventually open a dialog box to search for a driver. Direct it to the folder in which the three files are kept and install it that way.
  7. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    I do it that way and 98se wont take it saying it could not find anything, even when I pointed it to the location. Then when it becomes "Unknown Device" after failing I can go to CP> System> device properties and try to "Update Driver" then I get the error like I posted first, somthing like .... "Driver contains no device info". So is it just not going to work on that computer? Or is their a registry edit that I can do to trick it into using that driver?

    Yes, I have the three files, and yes I am 99.99999999999% positive I have the correct driver downloaded.


    --Daniel L
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    See if you can borrow another memory stick from a friend, and try it on your system
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Time to dump 98 for XP.
  10. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    OK here is the end result...

    I tried it on another 98se computer and it would not take the driver also. So I just searched for a generic driver and that fixed that! Thanks for your help everyone!

    And I could use XP but the activation thing is a problem! I did load XP on it from the laptop disks but had no idea it knew which lisence code had been activated! So I had to go back to 98. A new computer is in store for 2007!

    --Daniel L
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