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  #1  
Old June 6th 09, 06:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

I want to install a WindowsXP/Vista USB/Wireless adapter on my Windows ME
pc.Consequently I have downloaded a WinME Driver in the form of a 'zip' file
from the adapter vendor.I have unzipped the file to give the Application
Program file, but when I run this file to install the Driver the
installation stops running mid way and does not complete( it 'hangs').The
result is no driver is installed. Does anyone know what the problem is and
how I might resolve it, without having to purchase a WinME USB/WIRELESS
adapter.

Thanks J.


  #2  
Old June 6th 09, 10:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Default Unable to Install Driver

John,

Can you extract the contents of the "Application Program File" or when you
run it does it create a folder and expand its contents in to a folder in say
the C:\Windows\Temp folder? If so look for an inf file (it helps to NOT
have file extensions hidden in Windows Explorer), select, right click and
then Install. Alternatively if the usb wi-fi device appears in the Device
Manager as "unknown device", select, right click, then Properties | Drivers
| Update Driver, select "Specify the location of the driver" then click
Next, click Specify a location and browse to the folder containing the
driver inf file and continue until finished.

If this still doesn't work why not post details of the device you are trying
to install, such as manufacturer/vendor and model, a detail I can't find in
any of your posts but I may have missed it. Knowing such details helps
enormously those you are asking for help. What continues to intrigue me is
that you continue to describe the device as being for Windows XP/Vista so
unless it is specifically designed for use with Win Me you are quite
possibly wasting your time.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

I want to install a WindowsXP/Vista USB/Wireless adapter on my
Windows ME pc.Consequently I have downloaded a WinME Driver in the
form of a 'zip' file from the adapter vendor.I have unzipped the file
to give the Application Program file, but when I run this file to
install the Driver the installation stops running mid way and does
not complete( it 'hangs').The result is no driver is installed. Does
anyone know what the problem is and how I might resolve it, without
having to purchase a WinME USB/WIRELESS adapter.

Thanks J.


  #3  
Old June 7th 09, 09:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

Hi Mike,

I have already done what you suggest; the part installation creates folders
under a primary folder 'RaLink',one of which is a folder named DRIVERS, but
when I point the Dev.Man./Unkown Device to this folder it does not recognise
what is there!;presumably the installation process when it stops does not
get to the installation of the appropriate driver.

Thanks John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
John,

Can you extract the contents of the "Application Program File" or when you
run it does it create a folder and expand its contents in to a folder in
say the C:\Windows\Temp folder? If so look for an inf file (it helps to
NOT have file extensions hidden in Windows Explorer), select, right click
and then Install. Alternatively if the usb wi-fi device appears in the
Device Manager as "unknown device", select, right click, then Properties |
Drivers | Update Driver, select "Specify the location of the driver" then
click Next, click Specify a location and browse to the folder containing
the driver inf file and continue until finished.

If this still doesn't work why not post details of the device you are
trying to install, such as manufacturer/vendor and model, a detail I can't
find in any of your posts but I may have missed it. Knowing such details
helps enormously those you are asking for help. What continues to
intrigue me is that you continue to describe the device as being for
Windows XP/Vista so unless it is specifically designed for use with Win Me
you are quite possibly wasting your time.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

I want to install a WindowsXP/Vista USB/Wireless adapter on my
Windows ME pc.Consequently I have downloaded a WinME Driver in the
form of a 'zip' file from the adapter vendor.I have unzipped the file
to give the Application Program file, but when I run this file to
install the Driver the installation stops running mid way and does
not complete( it 'hangs').The result is no driver is installed. Does
anyone know what the problem is and how I might resolve it, without
having to purchase a WinME USB/WIRELESS adapter.

Thanks J.




  #4  
Old June 7th 09, 10:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Default Unable to Install Driver

when I point the Dev.Man./Unkown Device to this
folder it does not recognise what is there!;


Can you please confirm that the folder contains a file with an INF
extension? If not that is why the installation cannot proceed.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

I have already done what you suggest; the part installation creates
folders under a primary folder 'RaLink',one of which is a folder
named DRIVERS, but when I point the Dev.Man./Unkown Device to this
folder it does not recognise what is there!;presumably the
installation process when it stops does not get to the installation
of the appropriate driver.


  #5  
Old June 7th 09, 11:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

Yes; the ONE 'inf' file is rt25u98.inf;

I presume 98 refers to Windows98 which in my case is WindowsME, the file
perhaps common to both '98 and'ME.Otherwise the WinME inf file has not
loaded!

John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
when I point the Dev.Man./Unkown Device to this
folder it does not recognise what is there!;


Can you please confirm that the folder contains a file with an INF
extension? If not that is why the installation cannot proceed.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

I have already done what you suggest; the part installation creates
folders under a primary folder 'RaLink',one of which is a folder
named DRIVERS, but when I point the Dev.Man./Unkown Device to this
folder it does not recognise what is there!;presumably the
installation process when it stops does not get to the installation
of the appropriate driver.




  #6  
Old June 7th 09, 05:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Default Unable to Install Driver

You say that when you point the Dev Man | Unknown Device at the folder
containing rt25u98.inf that the driver wizard doesn't recognise the file.
Are you saying that the driver install fails at this point or are you able
to move to the next step and the install fails there? Normally the "wizard"
allows one to continue once it is pointed at a folder containing an inf
file. If you haven't already done so, it might be a good idea to clear out
any remnants of your previous failed installations and then try again.

Which version of the driver are you using? v2.1.1.15 dated 12 Feb 2009?
FYI I have just downloaded the v2.1.1.15 driver package from the Ralink site
and installed it (using the downloaded exe file) without any problem on a
Win Me system here although it should be noted that I don't have a usb wi-fi
card with a Ralink 2500 chipset. Have you tried installing the driver
_without_ the usb device present and only plugging in the wi-fi device when
the installation is complete? Incidentally my installation (which was the
"full" installation using the exe rather than just the driver) installed
aegise2.dll to the Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless LAN Card\Aegis folder
and gave no message about being unable to locate the file.

Any chance that after FIVE posts you might actually name the make and model
of the device? At least I now know that it apparently uses the Ralink 2500
chipset but knowing the manufacturer and model would be of considerable help
and might help establish why you are having problems.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Yes; the ONE 'inf' file is rt25u98.inf;

I presume 98 refers to Windows98 which in my case is WindowsME, the
file perhaps common to both '98 and'ME.Otherwise the WinME inf file
has not loaded!


  #7  
Old June 7th 09, 07:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

Thanks for your continued interest Mike.

Here is the whole story:

I have a USB/WIRELESS adapter bought for me, but unfortunately for use on
Vista/WinXP systems.The device in question is the Edimax EW7318USG Wireless
LAN Adapter 4dBi Antenna 802.11b.g.Mbps.

I contacted Edimax for details of a Driver that would enable me to use their
adapter on my WinME PC.They directed me to a download point on their
site.This I downloaded as a zip file (I also downloaded a Win98 zip file to
compare, and they look the same, with the same unzipped contents - I have
tried this also in an attempt to get the driver loaded but again without
success).

I downloaded the zip to a memory stick on my other XP pc (I have no internet
connection on my ME pc; this is why I need the adapter working).

The memory stick was plugged into my ME pc from where I unzipped it (using
WinZip) to a RaLink.exe file.When this launched an Installsheild window
comes up with the usual install progress band across it; I can see various
named files being installed as the band moves across the screen, until no
more file names appear , with the band fully across the screen with the word
'Installing' only; but at this point the installation stops.To get me out of
this position I use Wndows Task Manager to end a couple of RaLink tasks
which are not responding.But when I look for any installed files I can find
C:/Program Files/Ralink folder with sub folders Common and Drivers (where I
find the driver previously mentioned).In StartPrograms there is also a
Ralink Utility program, which does nothing when run.( both with the adapter
fitted and without).

Each time I have tried starting from scratch again, I have 'searched' for
Ralink files/folders and deleted them. - but with no avail, always stopping
at same point.

Because the installation doesnt complete I can only point to the only 'inf'
file installed as mentioned via Dev.Man./Unknown Devices/Update Driver

You mention with yours you get 'aegise2.dll file installed in an 'Aegis'
folder, but I dont get this folder or file; perhaps this is where my
installation stops i.e prior to 'aegise2.dll' being installed.

Long winded I know but I remain stuck!

Regards John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
You say that when you point the Dev Man | Unknown Device at the folder
containing rt25u98.inf that the driver wizard doesn't recognise the file.
Are you saying that the driver install fails at this point or are you able
to move to the next step and the install fails there? Normally the
"wizard" allows one to continue once it is pointed at a folder containing
an inf file. If you haven't already done so, it might be a good idea to
clear out any remnants of your previous failed installations and then try
again.

Which version of the driver are you using? v2.1.1.15 dated 12 Feb 2009?
FYI I have just downloaded the v2.1.1.15 driver package from the Ralink
site and installed it (using the downloaded exe file) without any problem
on a Win Me system here although it should be noted that I don't have a
usb wi-fi card with a Ralink 2500 chipset. Have you tried installing the
driver _without_ the usb device present and only plugging in the wi-fi
device when the installation is complete? Incidentally my installation
(which was the "full" installation using the exe rather than just the
driver) installed aegise2.dll to the Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless
LAN Card\Aegis folder and gave no message about being unable to locate the
file.

Any chance that after FIVE posts you might actually name the make and
model of the device? At least I now know that it apparently uses the
Ralink 2500 chipset but knowing the manufacturer and model would be of
considerable help and might help establish why you are having problems.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Yes; the ONE 'inf' file is rt25u98.inf;

I presume 98 refers to Windows98 which in my case is WindowsME, the
file perhaps common to both '98 and'ME.Otherwise the WinME inf file
has not loaded!




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Old June 7th 09, 07:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

Hi Mike,

Further Info:

Unzipped file is Ralink RT7x_070903 ; Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created 3 Sept.
2007 ; size 31.2MB

Regards John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
You say that when you point the Dev Man | Unknown Device at the folder
containing rt25u98.inf that the driver wizard doesn't recognise the file.
Are you saying that the driver install fails at this point or are you able
to move to the next step and the install fails there? Normally the
"wizard" allows one to continue once it is pointed at a folder containing
an inf file. If you haven't already done so, it might be a good idea to
clear out any remnants of your previous failed installations and then try
again.

Which version of the driver are you using? v2.1.1.15 dated 12 Feb 2009?
FYI I have just downloaded the v2.1.1.15 driver package from the Ralink
site and installed it (using the downloaded exe file) without any problem
on a Win Me system here although it should be noted that I don't have a
usb wi-fi card with a Ralink 2500 chipset. Have you tried installing the
driver _without_ the usb device present and only plugging in the wi-fi
device when the installation is complete? Incidentally my installation
(which was the "full" installation using the exe rather than just the
driver) installed aegise2.dll to the Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless
LAN Card\Aegis folder and gave no message about being unable to locate the
file.

Any chance that after FIVE posts you might actually name the make and
model of the device? At least I now know that it apparently uses the
Ralink 2500 chipset but knowing the manufacturer and model would be of
considerable help and might help establish why you are having problems.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Yes; the ONE 'inf' file is rt25u98.inf;

I presume 98 refers to Windows98 which in my case is WindowsME, the
file perhaps common to both '98 and'ME.Otherwise the WinME inf file
has not loaded!




  #9  
Old June 7th 09, 07:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Default Unable to Install Driver

JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

Further Info:

Unzipped file is Ralink RT7x_070903 ; Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created
3 Sept. 2007 ; size 31.2MB


John,

That appears to be an older version than the one I downloaded and installed.

Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created


I think this may be the version of InstallShield rather than that of the
driver.

The file I downloaded from the RALink site
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html) was, for
98/Me/2K/XP, build 2.1.1.15:
IS_AP_STA_2500USB_D-2.1.1.15_VA-3.1.0.0_RU-2.1.1.0_VA-2.1.1.0_AU-2.0.0.0_VA-2.0.0.0_021209_0.1.0.46_Free.exe
Size 33.9 MB (35,625,327 bytes)
Date (as per RALink - 12 Feb 2009).

I've got an Edimax PCMCIA wi-fi adapter and also an Edimax PCI wi-fi card
available that I use for testing but not a usb adapter. :-(

I'd suggest your next move should be to download a copy of the updated
driver that I used from the RALink site (use the link above) and see if you
have better luck with that one.
--
Mike Maltby




  #10  
Old June 7th 09, 08:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Default Unable to Install Driver

Hi Mike,

If I were to download this Driver USB(RT2500USB)from Ralink Web page( see
attachment) and install, do you think this might work?

Regards John




"Mike M" wrote in message
...
You say that when you point the Dev Man | Unknown Device at the folder
containing rt25u98.inf that the driver wizard doesn't recognise the file.
Are you saying that the driver install fails at this point or are you able
to move to the next step and the install fails there? Normally the
"wizard"
allows one to continue once it is pointed at a folder containing an inf
file. If you haven't already done so, it might be a good idea to clear
out
any remnants of your previous failed installations and then try again.

Which version of the driver are you using? v2.1.1.15 dated 12 Feb 2009?
FYI I have just downloaded the v2.1.1.15 driver package from the Ralink
site
and installed it (using the downloaded exe file) without any problem on a
Win Me system here although it should be noted that I don't have a usb
wi-fi
card with a Ralink 2500 chipset. Have you tried installing the driver
_without_ the usb device present and only plugging in the wi-fi device
when
the installation is complete? Incidentally my installation (which was the
"full" installation using the exe rather than just the driver) installed
aegise2.dll to the Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless LAN Card\Aegis
folder
and gave no message about being unable to locate the file.

Any chance that after FIVE posts you might actually name the make and
model
of the device? At least I now know that it apparently uses the Ralink
2500
chipset but knowing the manufacturer and model would be of considerable
help
and might help establish why you are having problems.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Yes; the ONE 'inf' file is rt25u98.inf;

I presume 98 refers to Windows98 which in my case is WindowsME, the
file perhaps common to both '98 and'ME.Otherwise the WinME inf file
has not loaded!






 




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