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I have formated my Lacie hard drive 250 GB with a PC running on XP. How can I use this hard disk on my older PC running on windows 98?

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IF the old PC motherboard will recognize the drive while booting up, Windows 98 will also see the drive after boot-up. You may have to reformat the drive into smaller partitions.

All you have to do is physically install the drive in your old computer and attempt to boot. After the computer boots up, if the drive does not show up shut down and put the drive back in your old computer. Use the manufacturer's partitioning software available on their website to change the drive from one 250 Gb partitions to five 50 Gb partitions.

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FW Lacie Porsche FW ext. HD 250GB light on case blinks and


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