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John Harrii

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  1. Bingo. Thank you again. Everything works now! Using a Seagate wizard, I re-partitioned the NTFS disk drive as FAT32. Plugged in the drive and it was immediately added to the Control Panel as Drive D: Looking back on this thread it seems like a long and winding road but in fact there are only three steps: 1) Jettison all pre-existing USB.INV files. This is what took all the time and caused the most puzzlement. It is because this Dell must have a history of USB or would-be USB drive installations, and because I had myself run quite a few USB installation experiments before I discovered
  2. Good Morning Conner, thank you again for your time and help. I disconnected the USB drive, booted into Safe Mode, removed the UBS hard disk controller from the device manager, and then rebooted. This was the reboot operation I skipped in the previous installation. When I plugged the USB drive into the connector, the system immediately detected the new hardware. There ensued a series of on-screen prompts while the system sought and quickly found a driver for the Seagate USB drive. The driver installation was successful. However (always a "however" in these narratives) the USB drive
  3. Thank you for these excellent suggestions. The Win95 Dell laptop had no network connector, so a week ago I ordered a PCMCIA card with both a modem and an ethernet connection. Still waiting for delivery. Meantime, I think it is worthwhile trying to set up the USB drive, both for myself and for other users who may encounter similar obstacles. In searching for the rogue USB.INF files, I found two directories -- outside of the Windows directory -- that seemed suspect. One directory was labeled Us95msd This one was a leftover from my experiments with a downloaded copy of USBSTR95.exe. It
  4. Hello LoneCrusader, Many thanks for your time and suggestions. This is extremely helpful. Here is an update on progress so far. I began by uninstalling XUSBSUPP. I then followed the detailed instructions, as follows. "Boot into Safe Mode and remove all USB devices and Unknown Devices." Done. There were no Unknown devices listed in the device manager, but under Other I found an Unsupported device. I deleted it. "While still in Safe Mode go to the WINDOWS\INF folder and WINDOWS\INF\OTHER folder and delete USB.INF if it exists." I did not find USB.INF in WINDOWS\INF d
  5. Thank you for creating the extended USBSUPP. It looks like a wonderful solution to the persistent problem of how to connect USB drives to Win 95 machines. Having a little difficulty getting my portable USB hard drive to connect, but I think the problem can probably be worked through. I am following the XUSBSUPP readme.txt instructions for machines in which Win95 is already installed. In my case it is a refurbished Dell C600 laptop. We bought this computer to gain access to some old book manuscripts written in the 90s on DOS word processors and stored on 3.5 inch floppies.. Here is
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