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I have a Imation pocket flash drive and I'm trying to copy music files from my old computer (Windows 98) to my flash drive and I keep getting error message "unable to write". Any suggestions?

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You need a driver for the flash drive to work in Win98. You can download it here:

http://driverscollection.com/?file_cid=393499707811d1cd9a955402f23 - if your win98 computer is connected to the internet use it to download the file, then your flash drive will work

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Since the problem is related to your Microsoft operating system, they are your best source for resolving this issue. For more information, click here.

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