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ihateforums:
My cart works, I loaded stuff onto it some years ago, using an old Pentium laptop. But I don't have it anymore and I want to use the USB slim loader iv and update the flash cart but I can't find any drivers that will work. I'm trying it on Windows 2000 since that is what the old laptop used.

I plug in the device and the "found new hardware" **** comes up asking for drivers for "USB Power Kit" but nothing on the driver CD will satisfy it. I tried downloading and running the Neo2 Pro Manager mentioned in the sticky thread and that didn't install drivers either.

mic_:
I'm pretty sure that the Neo2 Manager installer asks you if you want to install the driver. Though I haven't tried it on my Win2000 box, so I can't be sure. Do you have a computer with a newer version of Windows?

Conle:
The new NEO2 Pro manager requires at least windows XP.
The device registration class should be much different on windows 2000.

ihateforums:
Thanks for replying. I have a PC with win7 64-bit but it is not convenient since tools I use for homebrew do not run under 64-bit. I tried the neo2 pro manager on that one and it did work, although I had to manually run the MSXML installer for some reason.

So I went back to win2k, and started comparing the inf file to some other drivers trying to figure out why it wouldn't install. Eventually I changed a few things and pasted in some lines from a sound driver and that made it work. (although it installed the USB Slimloader IV under sound,video,and game controllers but who cares.) Then I could run the old NEO POWER PCE USB Writing System under win2k.

--- Code: ---;
[Version]
; Copyright (c) 2004-2005 XG-DRIVER SEMICONDUCTOR
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=MEDIA
provider=%XG_DRIVER%
ClassGUID={4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
LayoutFile=layout.inf, layout1.inf, layout2.inf
DriverVer= 08/23/2000,5.12.01.5033


[Manufacturer]
%XG_DRIVER%=Neoflash

[Neoflash]
%XGUSBV4.DeviceDesc%= XGUSBV4, USB\VID_FFAB&PID_DD03

[DestinationDirs]
XGUSBV4.Files.Ext = 10,System32\Drivers
XGUSBV4.Files.Inf = 10,INF

;---------------------------------------------------------------;
[XGUSBV4]
CopyFiles=XGUSBV4.Files.Ext,XGUSBV4.Files.Inf
AddReg=XGUSBV4.AddReg

[XGUSBV4.NT]
CopyFiles=XGUSBV4.Files.Ext
AddReg=XGUSBV4.AddReg

[XGUSBV4.NT.Services]
Addservice = XGUSBV4, 0x00000002, XGUSBV4.AddService

[XGUSBV4.AddService]
ServiceType    = 1                  ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER
StartType      = 2                  ; SERVICE_AUTO_START
ErrorControl   = 1                  ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL
ServiceBinary  = %12%\SlimLoaderV4.sys
LoadOrderGroup = Base

[XGUSBV4.AddReg]
HKR,,DevLoader,,*ntkern
HKR,,NTMPDriver,,SlimLoaderV4.sys

[XGUSBV4.Files.Ext]
SlimLoaderV4.sys

[XGUSBV4.Files.Inf]
XGugh.Inf



;---------------------------------------------------------------;
[Strings]
XG_DRIVER="NEO2 FlashTeam"
XGUSBV4.DeviceDesc="USB SlimLoader IV"

--- End code ---
Paste that text into a file "xgugh.inf" in the same place as slimloaderv4.sys and it should install.

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