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i have a chance to buy windows 98 or 98SE, what is the maximum size HDD windows 98 or 98SE can see?


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Google.

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wow...

well, this is a hard one since it's debatable on both the motherboard you're using and the FAT32 file system.

FAT32 should be able to see a pretty big drive, 300gb maybe. However, you'll not be able to read files bigger than 4GB.

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EDIT Windows 98 can see 2TB drives, however I doubt the motherboard will support a 2TB drive.
Edited by compuman145 - 7/19/11 at 5:08am
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Google.

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what is the big deal with this site? i swear to god when ever somebody asks a question people come in and cry about not using google. GET OVER IT,


i wanted a real answer not what google says 99.9% of stuff on google is not accurate.
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Dunno about Windows 98, but max is like 30GB for Windows 95 if I am not mistaken (which I probably am).
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what is the big deal with this site? i swear to god when ever somebody asks a question people come in and cry about not using google. GET OVER IT,


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Ignore people like him, listen to people like me, sorted

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wow...

well, this is a hard one since it's debatable on both the motherboard you're using and the FAT32 file system.

FAT32 should be able to see a pretty big drive, 300gb maybe. However, you'll not be able to read files bigger than 4GB.

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EDIT Windows 98 can see 2TB drives, however I doubt the motherboard will support a 2TB drive.
well my board picks up my 160 no problem. i just wanted to know if windows 98 would have any problems. so files bigger than 4GB wont work on 98? i guess that wont be a problem since im only using it for older games like resident evil 1 and ep 1 racer.

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Note 2: Also, both Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE are unable to handle hard drives that are over 137 GB in size with the default drivers, because of missing 48-bit LBA support – whole disc data corruption is likely. Third party patches are available to fix this shortcoming.[27]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...Second_Edition

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FAT32 is limited to 120GB I believe, and you'll have to use FAT32 for Win 98. There is something about old mobos having limitations also though addressing cylinders, and if you have to use FDisk to partition and format you'll run into problems over 64GB.

You'll have to try it and see where the hangups are.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...Second_Edition

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