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Old Dec 10, 2005, 2:44 PM   #1
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I currently have Win 98 as my OS and regardless of what type of digital camera I plug into my USB ports I am not able to see the camera. I have tried loading the camera software and drivers that come with the kit for Win 98 but it still is not able to see the camera when plugged in to the pc. Any ideas on how to resolve this, thanks.
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 3:29 PM   #2
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What kind of camera is it that yourusing ?
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 3:44 PM   #3
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Olympus C-765 UZ.
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 5:08 PM   #4
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Do you use the USB ports for anything else?

If not check that Universal Serial Bus shows up in the device manager section of the system tool in the control panel. If it doesn't then check that USB is enabled in the BIOS.
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The universal bus doesn't show up under device manager in system tools. The USB ports are not being used by anthing else and never have.
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If you don't have any USB ports active you are wasting your time plugging things into them. You didn't reply to Nagasaki whether you had checked if there was someplace to activate it in the BIOS.

Win 98 has very poor USB support and there may be no reference to it in your BIOS. If your ports are in the area with the other ports you might have to find USB drivers from your computer manufacturer. If you have a USB card you will get the drivers from the card manufacturer's site.

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How do you check the BIOS.
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Hitting the Esc or Del key about twice a second during the initial boot works for many computers. If neither of those works you might try some others like F2: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
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If you are not very familiar with computers, I would suggest you be very careful, when you get into BIOS, not to change any vital setting
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 9:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help all, I think with christmas coming an new pc with xp is in order.
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