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    USB stick not working with WIN98SE

    Hello,

    I bought a 1Gb Cruzer mini from Sandisk. On the package it was listed that this USB-stick should work with Windows 98SE. But I came across the following problem :

    I downloaded the latest driver from Sandisk and installed it. I put the USB stick in my PC and Windows recognized it and started looking for the correct driver. And then I get a BSOD, saying "fatal exception 0E in 0025: C14BC497 in VXD APIX(01) + 00003207".

    I put this problem at the Hekpdesk at Sandisk and got the following reply :

    A possible scenario is the following:

    You probably have or have had Adaptec® Easy CD Creator(tm) installed on your system. This software probably came with your Iomega®, HP®, or other branded CD RW drive.
    The Easy CD Creator program uses certain APIX.vxd functions that are also incorporated into Windows 98. This alone is not a problem. However, when CD Creator is installed, it renames and replaces Microsoft's APIX files. When these files are renamed, compatibility issues arise between CD Creator and other peripherals (such as ImageMate) that use the APIX functions. To rectify the problem, please follow the instructions below.

    Solution:

    For Easy CD creator 3.5 and earlier or Direct CD 2.5d:

    Upgrade to 3.5c
    Apply the floppy107.exe patch from ROXIO at http://www.roxio.com/en/support/archive/ar...updateswin.html
    You will find the update to 3.5c and the floppy107.exe towards the bottom of the page.
    Once you have upgraded and run the patch, please restart the machine and then plug the Cruzer Mini in, you should now be on-line.


    This made sense, but it hasn't ended yet. Although I had Direct CD installed with my HP (re)writer, this was long before I changed it to a Lite-On. I then uninstalled Direct CD because the Lite-On came with InCD. I tried to run the floppy107.exe, but it does not install because there is no copy of Direct CD present. So I asked them again : Is there another way to rename the original Windows 98SE files back to their original name ? Maybe if they could give me the names of the files involved, so that I could copy them back from my original Windows CD ?

    This is their answer :
    Windows 98 does not have native driver support, so the files would not be on the CD. Unfortunately We ran out of options. Try uninstalling / reinstalling the software again from add/remove programs. Try removing any cd-burning software. Other than that, I don't think we have any other option.

    So I am stuck.
    I really hope someone can shed some light into this and give me a clue on how to solve this.

    MTIA

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    Re: USB stick not working with WIN98SE

    You might try installing Windows 98 on top of itself. That should replace any old Windows drivers that have been replaced or overwritten. HTH
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    Re: USB stick not working with WIN98SE

    I found that there were 2 APIX files in the directory C:windowssystemiosubsys. There was apix.vxd and apix.bak ! I renamed the apix.vxd to apix.vxd.bak and the apix.bak to apix.vxd. I then restarted the computer and got the USB-stick to work.

    Renaming these files caused the InCD program to stop working, but I did not use this anyway. I completely uninstalled it now.

    For now everything else seems to function as it should be. If I should encounter further problems, I will come back to the Lounge.

    Greetings

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