In Reply to: What to look for posted by Jeff Roberts on 05/14/02 at 9:45 AM:
What about the USB drivers for Windows 98 that Olympus has on their website? Will this activate them, or will nothing happen due to the fact that "USB" isn't appearing anywhere in the device manager? Seems I ran across a tab somewhere in the device manager that said something about enabling USB in BIOS. Would that mean anything?
: The items you need to Enable are:
: USB Keyboard or USB Legacy
: Assign IRQ for USB
: Jeff Roberts
: : You won't find any BIOS information in Windows. You have to restart the PC and press either DEL or F10 right away - during memory countoff. If you have a branded PC like HP, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, etc, press while the brand splash screen is being displayed.
: : There is only one way to enable USB in BIOS and this is the way. Look in each category of BIOS setup for those switches I mentioned above. Use the +/- keys on your numeric keypad to change them. Some BIOS require that you press Enter while the item is highlighted and then use the arrow keys to select.
: : Bill
: : : Not sure. I was sifting through the device manager, and it seems I recall seeing one of those tabs about enabling in BIOS. Not being overly familiar with the enabling mechanisms (specifically, BIOS), I didn't change anything. I'm assuming there are multiple methods of enabling USB ports. Is one preferable or mandatory over another depending on your system? Or doesn't it matter?I'm assuming I need to get back into device manager and find that BIOS-enabling tab. Can you specify the tree where I might locate this, and exactly what I need to do?: Are the USB ports enabled in BIOS?: Bill: : My problem is similar to the one Denise posted on 5/12: I have two USB ports on the back of my computer (running Windows 98 w/plenty of space), but neither are in service. I installed the driver for a Smartcard (digital camera) reader, but when I plug the cable in, the green power light on the reader flickers for a very brief second as its getting plugged in, then the light goes out. : : In my "device manager", there is nothing for the USB ports under either "Universal Serial Bus" or "Other devices". My computer doesn't seem to be recognizing their existence.: : What is the fix for this only semi-computer literate person who really wants to start downloading my new digital pictures? Am I in the same boat as Denise?: : Thanks a ton. You guys are great.