OLD IRON DAY; (ouch)
5360 ? or CQ5360SC) the full model number of PC matters, !
why in the world run win 98,, ? on a newer Compaq?
yes you need DRIVER (software base) to run any CD drive
and it must match, the drive, and OS. run
there is no win98 drivers, for newer drives. or PCs.
no CD driver makers NAME OR MODEL STATED by you...
so no answer possible (accurate)
but. .can say this,,, as most tech would say btw...
when using relic, 98, go to the drive makers web site
read the support page there, read if it supports win 98
if not, it will never run.on 98
The 5360 WAS MADE IN 1999, IT IS 18 YEARS OLD.
A relic of the past century. and not supported by anyone.
not the PC nor HP or MS are supported.
The makers of CD-RW drives, do not support 98 today
so that leaves you trying to find a CD-RW drive
that has, w98 drivers matching, it from 18 years ago.
wow, what hard thing to do or try.
Try to run w7 on it ). sure would but in fact id send it to the trash.
buy 2007 or newer PC. with SATA PORTS.
PATA (aka, IDE old) ports PC are DEAD technology.
- find a CD-rw drive PATA not already dead and w98 drivers for it, be like near imposslible task, endless,
- buy a newer PC, YAH , that the rigth choice
- with Windows 7 on it. be super wise. or newer.
it's dead, MS does not support it.
Nor does HP (it's double dead)
nor do any modern DVD or CD drive makers, now.(we run SATA now)
only OLD PATA drives were made for 98 and most are dead now.
some NOS parts exist, but finding the drivers for it and not getting a virus infection (malware) is near imposslble.
most makers of old CD drives, PATA there support pages
are LONG GONE. ;long ago.
why not find a 2007 and newer PC> for dirt cheap and end the pain. of windows 98 and PATA and no USB ports and yeah more pain.
all OS VISTA and older are DEAD, zero support.
if H3LL bent on 98, find a seller of a CD-RW drive
that promises comes with W98 drivers
I see none..
not having the driver software
is like car with no TIRES.
find a PC like this. 2007 or newer is best (for a FUTURE)