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Need more info. Your current configuration would be helpful.

HDDs in almost all cases require no drivers for their operation. If your motherboard correctly registers the HDD, it might be an outdated BIOS problem: Code 10 usually means problem with the BIOS. Read below for a solution.

Possible problem: Judging by the fact that you're running Windows 98 SE, I'll presume you're also having an older computer. If that is the case, there's little you can do: BIOS' on older motherboards don't support ever-present high capacity HDDs of today. The usual BIOS limitations were something like 8Gb, 30Gb, 80Gb, 130Gb. Another limitation is the IDE ATA interface which allows ATA devices up to 137 GB.

Try to obtain updated BIOS firmware files for your specific Motherboard model, and then "flash" it over your current one. Finding it should be quite straight-forward if its not some *ancient* model, otherwise you would find it to be almost impossible. You can usually find those on the website of your Motherboard's manufacturer, usually under "Support" and/or "Discontinued Products" section.
Caution: follow the flashing instructions to the letter - BIOS flashing is a somewhat hazardous operation; if not done properly, it could render your Motherboard permanently inoperable!

Problem 2: If Code 10 problem is beyond you, there's a new one - Windows 98 SE has a limited support for High Capacity drives - it's limited to about 120 GB. If you can boot to your Win98SE system, you should be able to circumvent that limit by splitting your HDD into two partitions with their individual capacity set not higher than 120 GB. I'm assuming you're just adding a second HDD and your current OS Installation is safely "tucked" in and running of your old HDD.

If all else fails - and you insist on using Windows 98 SE - the only solution would be housing the HDD in external case and connect it through USB. However, that brings additional problems... [such as unavailablility of Microsoft-made USB 2.0 drivers for Win98SE]


I suggest you go through the pre-problem part of what I wrote, then tackle the Problem 1, after which you should install a fresh copy of Windows XP. If you're afraid of performance drop (if your computer is an oldie), you still might get the best from both worlds by creating a custom installation of Windows XP with nLite. Such an installation has its "downsides" - like the fact the Microsoft is not quite approving of them - but as long as you have the original CD, you can fiddle with the custom installation to your hearts content. Anyway, I'm going off-topic here: google for nLite if you're up to it, you'll find who-what-how-when and where. Good luck.


Hope the above suggestions help you. If you need additional help. feel free to ask. Rate me if you find this helpful.

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  • Cyberneticus Feb 17, 2008

    Heh, leave it to me to totally - miss it. NOW I noticed it was an External drive all the frelling time.

    Ok, so I presume you connected the HDD and Device manager told you something along these lines:

    "The device is not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10.)"

    Before you proceed, make sure that your HDD is fully functional and detected properly on some other PC.

    One possible problem could be an old motherboard with USB 1.0 or 1.1
    ports only. Make sure to check the specifications for the Removable
    drive. It SHOULD support USB 1.0/1.1 ("Legacy mode"); however it's not
    uncommon for many USB 2.0
    devices not to work on legacy USB 1.x ports, especially on Win98SE.

    You could try installing the Windows 98 USB driver for your HDD from a
    CD it came with [if any] or try to download the driver from official
    manufacturer's website].

    If you do indeed have the USB 1.x ports and the problem persists, one
    POSSIBLE solution is installation of a USB 2.0 PCI card that has full
    support for Windows 98. Again, this works in most cases, but still is
    in no way guaranteed to work in your prospective case.

    The only hassle-free solution is an OS upgrade to Windows 2000 or higher [XP preferable].

    Another limitation of Win98 is the inability to use NTFS [without much hassle, that is] and the aforementioned Windows 98 SE "problem" with High Capacity drives.

  • Cyberneticus Feb 17, 2008

    Here are some helpful links (driver link included at the bottom):

    User Guide:

    Quick Start Guide:

    Drivers and misc downloads:


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I have a flash disc but it d'ont work in W 98 system please help me to solve this problem

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