Can't install PNY flash drive on Win98SE
I picked up a PNY Attache 1GB USB flash drive this evening to use as a more convenient method of moving files between my Win98SE laptop (IBM Thinkpad 600E) and my WinXP Pro SP2 computer than the USB-to-USB cable I've been using the last few years. The model is P-FD01GU3-RF. I downloaded the Win98SE driver zip file from PNY's website and unzipped it according to what the PDF manual on the PNY site said (to c:\temp), but when I plugged in the flash drive, the following happened;
1) the system recognized the new drive
2) the "search for driver location" window came up
3) I inputted the correct location for the driver files (all according to the manual)
4) the system said it couldn't find a driver, and in Device Manager, the flash drive came up as a USB Flash device without a driver installed.
I tried this several times with the same result. I even downloaded a Win98SE driver for an older version of the drive from the PNY site, and tried installing it, but that didn't work either.
Anyway, I'm confused as to why the install isn't working. The "Add New Hardware" setup routine looks for an .inf file for the new device, and the driver zip file does include an .inf file (correct suffix - I checked), so I have no idea why setup isn't finding the file. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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