Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

uninstalling usb device :wireless MSN adapter on a Windows 98 machine and reinstalling

Posted on 2004-09-11
3
252 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-24
I purchased a Wireless USB adapter MN510(for linking into my G network, I already have a router that works fine with 2 other computers) and tried to install it.
(on a Sony Vaio machine with Win 98 which otherwise also works perfectly).

The installation didn`t work because it wanted to install plug and play and didn`t complete the installation.(I don`t know why because I`ve installed other USB devices and haven`t encountered this problem before)

Unaware of this noncompletion I plugged in the adapter and of course it failed, now I uninstalled the software but can`t uninstall the hardware (USB adapter) in order to start again.

How do I uninstall it. I`ve uninstalled devices in Win2000 with ease, but here it seems more complicated. The disk doesn`t have any uninstall.

I have the Win 98 SE full install disk.

Thanks

Nelson
0
Comment
Question by:nelson2003288
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
kronostm earned 500 total points
ID: 12043199
Hi nelson,
     Under win98 you can uninstall programs (if they don't have any uninstall link) by acessing control panel -> add/remove programs and then selecting the unwanted software and click on "uninstall" button. The problem with incomplete installs is that it might not be listed there, so you'll have to enter the registry (start->run->regedit)
Once the registry editor opened (careful not to delete/modify anything you're not sure about) , click on "search" (or F3 shortcut key) and then try finding anything related to that software and delete the whole key. Again, be careful NOT TO DELETE ANYTHING ELSE as you might grant your windows unworkable.
If you need to remove some hardware device, right click on "my computer" -> propreties and there you should find "device manager". Here you can remove any hardware component.

if any further  question, just ask.

Kronos
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last Mile Wireless The term last mile wireless is a bit deceptive as it can be much more than a mile. It is also called WiMax and 802.16. It generally refers to relatively short distance point-to-point / point-to-multipoint secure wireless connecti…
This article is a step by step guide on how to create a basic PTP link using Ubiquiti airOS devices. This guide can be used on the following Ubiquiti AirMAX devices. Nanostation, Bullets, AirBridge, Nanobeam, NanoBridge to name a few. Please review …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question