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  #12  
Old May 18th 08, 05:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Nancy
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Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

I have taken these steps, and it said I had successfully installed the
hardware (USB 2.0 Flash Drive), but it does not show up as an available drive
in My Computer.

"Mart" wrote:

When it asks for usbntmap.sys and usbstor.sys files, you need to browse
(navigate) to the C:Windows\Options\Instal or CABS folder, where there
*should* be a complete copy of your WinMe Setup files and the installation
of the USB files should then continue.

(The folder which you should be looking for [Instal or CABS] is the one
containing a whole series of .cab files - including BASE2.CAB which contains
the two required files.)

Mart



"ScarlemsFinest" wrote in message
...
I am trying to use my memory stick in my USB but it is not letting me use
it
because the following files are not found. Is there anyway to download
these
files???




  #13  
Old May 18th 08, 07:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mart
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Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Jeepers! Nancy, wherever did you dig that thread from - it's over two years
old.

Firstly, although your USB Flash Drive is USB 2.0, it will only perform at
USB 1.x speeds as the WinMe drivers mentioned are for USB 1.x only. You will
need extra hardware AND drivers (associated with that hardware) for it to
work at USB 2.0 speeds under WinMe.

However, back to your prime issue - drive not showing. Are you sure that the
memory stick was properly formatted (Does it work [is it recognised] on
another (e.g. XP) machine?)

Also, take a look in Device Manager and see if any USB devices (or errors)
are shown there.

Do you have TweakUI installed? If so, you *may* have set a restriction on
the available drive letters.

Perhaps you might wish to try this little MS utility for checking-out your
USB stuff. If you have a copy of the Win98 CD, then see the following URL
and try the usbview.exe on the CD. (NB It's not on the WinME CD - but see
below)
"How to Use the Windows 98 USB Device Viewer Utility"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;272584

You can download usbview.exe from MS at:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/tec...SE/USBVIEW.EXE

Alternatively, it still seems to be available from :-
http://www.srigc.com/softdl.htm
You'll find it about 2/3 rds down the page

If all this fails, try a System Restore and roll-back to before you first
plugged-in your USB stick. Then start over and make an exact note of all
screen reports.

HTH and good luck

Mart



"Nancy" wrote in message
...
I have taken these steps, and it said I had successfully installed the
hardware (USB 2.0 Flash Drive), but it does not show up as an available
drive
in My Computer.

"Mart" wrote:

When it asks for usbntmap.sys and usbstor.sys files, you need to browse
(navigate) to the C:Windows\Options\Instal or CABS folder, where there
*should* be a complete copy of your WinMe Setup files and the
installation
of the USB files should then continue.

(The folder which you should be looking for [Instal or CABS] is the one
containing a whole series of .cab files - including BASE2.CAB which
contains
the two required files.)

Mart



"ScarlemsFinest" wrote in
message
...
I am trying to use my memory stick in my USB but it is not letting me
use
it
because the following files are not found. Is there anyway to download
these
files???






  #14  
Old May 18th 08, 07:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mike M
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Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

In addition to Mart's suggestions if the flash drive appears in the Device
Manager but doesn't show in Windows Explorer check that the USB Flash
Drive is formatted as either FAT or FAT32 and hasn't been formatted as
NTFS.
--
Mike Maltby



Mart wrote:

Jeepers! Nancy, wherever did you dig that thread from - it's over two
years old.

Firstly, although your USB Flash Drive is USB 2.0, it will only
perform at USB 1.x speeds as the WinMe drivers mentioned are for USB
1.x only. You will need extra hardware AND drivers (associated with
that hardware) for it to work at USB 2.0 speeds under WinMe.

However, back to your prime issue - drive not showing. Are you sure
that the memory stick was properly formatted (Does it work [is it
recognised] on another (e.g. XP) machine?)

Also, take a look in Device Manager and see if any USB devices (or
errors) are shown there.

Do you have TweakUI installed? If so, you *may* have set a
restriction on the available drive letters.

Perhaps you might wish to try this little MS utility for checking-out
your USB stuff. If you have a copy of the Win98 CD, then see the
following URL and try the usbview.exe on the CD. (NB It's not on the
WinME CD - but see below)
"How to Use the Windows 98 USB Device Viewer Utility"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;272584

You can download usbview.exe from MS at:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/tec...SE/USBVIEW.EXE

Alternatively, it still seems to be available from :-
http://www.srigc.com/softdl.htm
You'll find it about 2/3 rds down the page

If all this fails, try a System Restore and roll-back to before you
first plugged-in your USB stick. Then start over and make an exact
note of all screen reports.

HTH and good luck

Mart



"Nancy" wrote in message
...
I have taken these steps, and it said I had successfully installed
the hardware (USB 2.0 Flash Drive), but it does not show up as an
available drive
in My Computer.

"Mart" wrote:

When it asks for usbntmap.sys and usbstor.sys files, you need to
browse (navigate) to the C:Windows\Options\Instal or CABS folder,
where there *should* be a complete copy of your WinMe Setup files
and the installation
of the USB files should then continue.

(The folder which you should be looking for [Instal or CABS] is the
one containing a whole series of .cab files - including BASE2.CAB
which contains
the two required files.)

Mart



"ScarlemsFinest" wrote in
message
...
I am trying to use my memory stick in my USB but it is not letting
me use
it
because the following files are not found. Is there anyway to
download these
files???


  #15  
Old May 18th 08, 08:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mart
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Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Mike, that thought did go thru' my mind when I mentioned XP g

Mart


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
In addition to Mart's suggestions if the flash drive appears in the Device
Manager but doesn't show in Windows Explorer check that the USB Flash
Drive is formatted as either FAT or FAT32 and hasn't been formatted as
NTFS.
--
Mike Maltby



  #16  
Old May 18th 08, 10:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mike M
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Posts: 2,047
Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Mart wrote:

Mike, that thought did go thru' my mind when I mentioned XP g


Mart, and it was your reference to XP ... vbg
--
Mike
  #17  
Old May 18th 08, 11:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Nancy
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Posts: 2
Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Thanks to you both for your suggestions. Unfortunately, none of this really
did the trick, but I discovered by accident that my computer recognized the
flash drive after I rebooted without removing it -- go figure! I was just
trying to pull a music folder off an old machine, and I finally succeeded, so
no need to try further to resolve the problem, but I appreciate your support
just the same.

Nancy

"Mart" wrote:

Mike, that thought did go thru' my mind when I mentioned XP g

Mart


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
In addition to Mart's suggestions if the flash drive appears in the Device
Manager but doesn't show in Windows Explorer check that the USB Flash
Drive is formatted as either FAT or FAT32 and hasn't been formatted as
NTFS.
--
Mike Maltby




  #18  
Old May 19th 08, 01:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Hmm.. not exactly unheard of. Sometimes WinMe can be somewhat 'sluggish' in
enumerating (recognising) certain USB devices for the first time and a
re-boot has been known to help kick it where it needs to.

Anyway, well done Nancy, I'm pleased you've now got yourself sorted out and
thanks for the feedback - enjoy your music.

Mart


"Nancy" wrote in message
...
Thanks to you both for your suggestions. Unfortunately, none of this
really
did the trick, but I discovered by accident that my computer recognized
the
flash drive after I rebooted without removing it -- go figure! I was just
trying to pull a music folder off an old machine, and I finally succeeded,
so
no need to try further to resolve the problem, but I appreciate your
support
just the same.

Nancy

"Mart" wrote:

Mike, that thought did go thru' my mind when I mentioned XP g

Mart


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
In addition to Mart's suggestions if the flash drive appears in the
Device
Manager but doesn't show in Windows Explorer check that the USB Flash
Drive is formatted as either FAT or FAT32 and hasn't been formatted as
NTFS.
--
Mike Maltby






  #19  
Old May 19th 08, 01:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

Yes Mike, I know and I nearly chopped my fingers off when I realised - the
spectre of a 'simple solution' - or at least a description of its
implementation - could have ended up as a multi-page tome. XP just isn't
interested g

Mart


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
Mart wrote:

Mike, that thought did go thru' my mind when I mentioned XP g


Mart, and it was your reference to XP ... vbg
--
Mike



  #20  
Old June 21st 08, 09:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.software
DLSmith29
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Default 'USBNTMAP.SYS' and 'USBSTOR.SYS' not found

It was exactly what I needed, too!

"Mart" wrote:

When it asks for usbntmap.sys and usbstor.sys files, you need to browse
(navigate) to the C:Windows\Options\Instal or CABS folder, where there
*should* be a complete copy of your WinMe Setup files and the installation
of the USB files should then continue.

(The folder which you should be looking for [Instal or CABS] is the one
containing a whole series of .cab files - including BASE2.CAB which contains
the two required files.)

Mart



"ScarlemsFinest" wrote in message
...
I am trying to use my memory stick in my USB but it is not letting me use
it
because the following files are not found. Is there anyway to download
these
files???




 




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