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I just borrowed an old laptop to try out for running my topo software for my GPS.

I installed the topo software, but when I try to "find my device", it wont find it. It brings up choices for serial ports, but doesn't show anything for USB.

It is an older laptop, but it had Windows 98, so I thought that would be fine to run the software.

It just wont bring up my GPS (60csx) when I try the "find device" task.

I'm completely new to laptops, and I have never been on anything other than Windows XP. So alot if this is new to me.

Anyone have any suggestions? I would really like to use this laptop on an upcoming trip.

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Mapsource United States Topo, bought about 6 months ago

 

using a 60 csx.

It works fine on my home computer, but I can't get it going on the laptop,

 

Not sure if it makes a difference, but I've never used Windows 98.

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Mapsource United States Topo, bought about 6 months ago

 

using a 60 csx.

It works fine on my home computer, but I can't get it going on the laptop,

 

Not sure if it makes a difference, but I've never used Windows 98.

 

Win98SE (Second Edition) was the first Windows to really support USB. Lots of times the USB port is not enabled. Go into the BIOS settings and make sure. Try another USB device to be sure...side note, Win98SE often won't automatically find and load drivers, lots of times you need to point it to where you have the driver (CD, subdir, or wherever).

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Mapsource United States Topo, bought about 6 months ago

 

using a 60 csx.

It works fine on my home computer, but I can't get it going on the laptop,

 

Not sure if it makes a difference, but I've never used Windows 98.

 

Win98SE (Second Edition) was the first Windows to really support USB. Lots of times the USB port is not enabled. Go into the BIOS settings and make sure. Try another USB device to be sure...side note, Win98SE often won't automatically find and load drivers, lots of times you need to point it to where you have the driver (CD, subdir, or wherever).

 

How do I get to the page to check the BIOS setting?

 

I tried my camera usb, it didn't work either. I've been playing around with it, and it seems like the USB option under "find device" isn't even an option. It only will ask which serial port I want to check.

 

I'll play around some more, but getting frustrated!! LOL

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Mapsource United States Topo, bought about 6 months ago

 

using a 60 csx.

It works fine on my home computer, but I can't get it going on the laptop,

 

Not sure if it makes a difference, but I've never used Windows 98.

 

Win98SE (Second Edition) was the first Windows to really support USB. Lots of times the USB port is not enabled. Go into the BIOS settings and make sure. Try another USB device to be sure...side note, Win98SE often won't automatically find and load drivers, lots of times you need to point it to where you have the driver (CD, subdir, or wherever).

 

How do I get to the page to check the BIOS setting?

 

I tried my camera usb, it didn't work either. I've been playing around with it, and it seems like the USB option under "find device" isn't even an option. It only will ask which serial port I want to check.

 

I'll play around some more, but getting frustrated!! LOL

 

You didn't say what brand of laptop you have...So some require that you press F2 after the start screen, others the delete key. Once you get the setting changed you have to save the settings and the laptop will re-boot. Be aware that Micro$oft has ended support for Windows 98 and ME. :unsure:

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