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Ref: Seagate Momentus 5400 160GB – ST9160821AS Using this HD as external drive with dual USB connectors. Works great with Vista Home Basic. When connected to Win98SE, I am directed to install "USB to Serial ATA bridge". Is this a hardware or a software issue?

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Its a software issue..

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