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Answered 2007-01-05 06:12:19

It sounds like the drive is too large for Win 98 to recognize. I've seen varying accounts of the largest drive Win 98 will handle, but the most common seems to be 137 gigs. I think it also depends on the version of Win 98 that you are running. You should be able to partition the new drive into smaller partitions that Windows will see. I'm pretty sure that most hard drive manufacturers still offer a way to do this while installing the drive, but I may be wrong about that since Microsoft no longer supports Win 98. If the manufacturer did not offer this, I believe there are some third-party software options that will allow you to partition the drive.

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