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Thread: External Hard drive not recognized under Windows 98

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    External Hard drive not recognized under Windows 98

    Hello,
    My external hard drive Iomega brand is not recognized under Windows 98 SE.
    I checked the manufacturer's website, but no solution works. If I plug the drive at the launch of Windows 98, the disk appears in the workstation. But it is impossible to access. I also checked if there were conflicts in IRQs level: no.

    Could you help me. Thank you all
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    Re: External Hard drive not recognized under Windows 98

    The compatibility of USB devices such as hard drives is risky unfortunately with Windows 98, In general, a CD with drivers for Windows 98 comes with external hard drive, did you installed ?

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    Re: External Hard drive not recognized under Windows 98

    Yes. I installed the latest driver found on the manufacturer's website. But I saw that on the product packaging W98 was not mentioned! Probably it is not compatible ... How can I transfer my files from internal hard drive (under W98 ) ?
    The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
    -Joe Martin

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    Re: External Hard drive not recognized under Windows 98

    Possible that the disk has been formatted to NTFS (file system used by Windows XP and Vista). You can try with a Linux CD

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