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My omega hard drive won't show with a pc that is running windows 98

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Windows 98 does not include native support for NTFS file systems. Drives (greater than 32GB) of this capacity have likely been formatted using NTFS.

You can find more information and programs that will permit accessing this drive in a Windows 98 environment here.

Good luck!

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Fter firring aother internal hard drive on my pc due to a virus i could not get rid of i now do not have the icon to click on B4 i turn my omega hard drive off how do i reload this model...


Plug your hard disk into the USB port.

Hold down windows key on the keyboard and press "E" key, this will bring up a window "My Computer"

In there you will see a series of disk drives "local disk (C:) Hard disk
Devices with removable storage "(D:)" CD Rom/DVD player.

There should be another one, Expansion drive (E:) or another letter.

Right click on the Expansion drive select "create shortcut"

It will ask you if you want to place a shortcut on the Desktopl

Click yes and there you are.

If the external drive won't show, shut down the computer, unplug the drive.

restart the computer, after the computer has finished starting, plug in the external drive. and run through the steps above.

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Trying to run my old HPP game in windows 7 but can't get compatability


There is a good chance that you won't be able to run that game on windows 7 with any sort of compatability mode. There is however another more advanced method that can be used to run very old games. You can set up a virtual machine on your windows 7 operating computer, and on this virtual machine install an earlier copy of windows, windows 98 for instance, which will run the game just fine.

To do this you need a copy of windows 98, thats the easy bit.

Then you need to download and install Windows Virtual PC and check your software compatibility. The download link can be found here.

Once you have Windows Virtual PC installed then you will need to set up your first virtual machine.
  • Start up the program
  • A wizard will pop up and help you through the creation of your first VM
  • Select "Create Virtual Machine" and then click Next
  • Select the Name For Your VM then click Next
  • Then from the drop down menu to the left select Windows 98 and click Next
  • Select "Using The Recommended Ram" then click Next
  • Select "A New Virtual Hard Disc" then click Next
  • My Suggestion is to leave these at Default, then click Next
  • Check over the details and click Finish.
That should see your first VM Setup. Now go to the Virtual PC Console, select the VM you just created and click start. You should see a window that pops up showing what appears to be a PC starting up. That is the virtual PC starting up just like your pc would. Starting up for the first time can take quite a while so be patient.

The VM should then display the message "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device".

It's at this point you need your copy of Windows 98, on you VM window you will see on the menu bar at the top of the window the drop down "CD" click on this and select your disc method, which CD drive the disc is in or if it's an ISO file select that option.

Once you have that selected then:
  • Press the space bar and the screen should change
  • Select boot from CD-ROM, press enter
  • Select Start Windows 98 Seyup from CD-Rom, press enter
  • Press Enter when promted to
  • Select Configure unallocated disc space, press enter
  • Select, "Yes, Enable large Hard Disc Support". press enter
  • Press Enter when promted, the VM will now restart
  • Repeat the first 3 steps
  • Setup should now be formatting your virtual hard drive
  • Press Enter when prompted
  • The Windows setup Wizard should now be running
  • Follow the wizard through and Windows will start installing
  • During this process the VM wil restart several times
  • Once the VM restarts and again promts to start from CD-Rom or Hard Drive, select Hard Drive, then press enter.
  • Once your VM starts up in Windows 98, proceed with the installation of the game and any other software it needs.
Once you've done all this you will have the perfect compatibilty platform set up for any old games you own, as it is Windows 98 not some mode stuck on the side of you version of windows.

This is quite a long and complicated method, but it will work and it will allow you to play just about any pre 2000 game going.

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My computer running xp doesnt see my old comps drives that ran 98


hey man try to install windows xp to solve this problem if this problem is not solved then it should be ur hard disk is higher than the compatible default rate which is may be 30 or 20 GB

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No icon showing in My Computer for slave HDD


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Formating hard disk


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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System not found (win98),


When you get that "prompt" "c:/>" type this:

cd %windows% PRESS ENTER KEY
win PRESS ENTER KEY

Did you get the windows 98 running and working?

If not maybe some files of the Windows 98 operating system was damage and you need to reinstall it.

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DOES THE VERBATIM HARD DRIVE NEED TO BE FORMATED?


Many Verbatim hard drive models with a FireWire interface come “Mac formatted” – pre-formatted for immediate use with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS. They are formatted as HFS+, the preferred format when using the drive exclusively with Mac OS computers.
Note: A Mac-formatted drive will not mount on a Windows PC.
If you plan to use a Mac-formatted hard drive only with computers running Mac OS, you can leave it formatted as it comes from the factory. However, if you plan to use your hard drive with computers running Windows, or with both Mac OS and Windows computers, you should reformat your Verbatim hard drive before saving data to it. Generally, for use with both Mac OS and Windows you should format to FAT32, and for use strictly with Windows you should format to NTFS. More information about these two format types is given below.
FAT32 FAT32 is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista. FAT32 can also be read by Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
Limitations: Maximum file size is limited to 4TB. Furthermore, using the formatting tools included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users will not be able to create partition sizes larger than 32GB (though they can access these larger partitions). This limitation does not apply to other supported operating systems. Furthermore, Verbatim provides a FAT32 format utility (see further below for download instructions) that eliminates the 32GB partition limitation.
FAT32 is a good choice if you’ll be using your Verbatim hard drive with older computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Me, or if you’ll be using it with both Windows and Mac OS computers.
NTFS NTFS is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. NTFS usually results in higher performance than FAT32, and will permit users to create partition sizes larger than 32GB, and file sizes larger than 4TB.
Limitations: NTFS is not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
NTFS is a good choice if you will be using your Verbatim hard drive only with one or more computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Vista. This is also a good choice if you plan to store files larger than 4TB, such as digital video files.

Per: http://www.verbatim.com/downloads/format.cfm

Good Luck
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Install Xp From Dos


If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:

Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:

Boot Windows 98
Insert the XP CD into your CD reader
Explore Windows XP through My Computer
Copy i386 folder to C:\
Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive

Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):

Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk
Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader
Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching)
Type cd.. to back up to the root directory
Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader
Copy the i386 folder to C:\
Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.



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This device wont work with windows 98 its requires windows 2000 or higher, this is a link for the complete system requirements of this device http://www.buy.com/prod/iomega-250gb-ego-usb-2-0-portable-hard-drive-camo-iomega-ego-portable/q/loc/101/207899438.html

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