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I have asimpletech hard drive Im tying to use on a windows 98 and don['t know what to do.

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    Ravel Lively May 11, 2010

    Are you using Win98 or Win98 Second Edition? Almost everything USB will tell you to run on Second Edition, not the original Win98.

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    Ravel Lively May 11, 2010

    I can't say for sure either, but experience dictates this is not a USB issue but rather the issue of Win98. Win98 was never designed to see drives over a certain limit. I can't remember what the limit might be simply becasue it has been a very long time since I used it, but it could be easily researched..

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Unfortunately there are maximum drive capacity limitations under that operating system, and your simpletech drive might be over the boundaries. Ive heard of Hard Drive size limitations under older motherboards that say you cant go over 139 Gigabytes but I wouldn't see any indication where this limitation would apply to USB connected HD's.

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