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250 GB Western Digital external HD not detected by Win 98 SE

I am using a small USB cable, about 12 inches (I found out that the long ones will not work with WD harddrive (My Passport Essential) on Win XP. The drive was recognized with XP, but the computer died. I started using an older computer with Win 98 SE. I cannot get Win 98 to detect the WD harddrive. On the WD website, the system requirements are Win 2000, XP or Vista, but also on the website it says you can use Win 98 but only if you install an additional driver. I just can't find the additional driver. I'm looking for a third party driver, but so far no luck. Anybody have any ideas? I would greatly appreciate any help. I have about 144 GB of unusable data (boo). Thanks to anybody who can (or even just tries) to help. John.

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If you installed SE on Win 98, then here is a link to a generic USB driver that should work with your HD. If at some point you decide to install a newer OS or go dual-boot, you can always partition the HD so you don't lose any storage. Best of luck.
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http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98se-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php

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Go to www.driversguide.com

You may have to fill in a little registration box before you can ask any questions but it is worth it

Once you are on the site type in your question and you will be given a list of options

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