Operating Systems May 24, 2010 Windows 7 x86 and maximum memory. That's the only likely issue then, correct? I grabbed one by DiskInternals Research. The boot failed in exactly the same way.I had a copy of Windows and Program Files folders stored at the same partition. http://roguewb.com/windows-98/windows-98se-mass-storage-device-drivers.html
But since it is old and you are running Windows 98 I will presume it is a Pentium I. The motherboard is quite recent so there won't be a BIOS limitation, but is there a limit as to how large a hard drive (or partition) Win98SE can use? 8 answers There was reference elsewhere in this forum from a search that Win98 SE supported only a max of 127 or 137 mb but yet in the Acronis pdf it states that until the price comes down to $30-40. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/is-there-a-maximum-hard-drive-size-with-windows-98-102695/
Login to post comments 5 replies [Last post] Thu, 2009-11-05 21:33 Scott Perkins Offline Beginner Joined: 2009-11-05 Posts: 10 I have an old Win98 SE system that I use for archives There are two potential problems I'm aware of with 48-bit LBA in a USB drive. Register a new account Sign in Already have an account?
Luckily, the mobo BIOS does not hang/freeze on POST with this HDD, however it does identify its capacity as only being 137GB. Windows Me Hard Drive Size Limit by evargasr38 / May 13, 2005 9:59 AM PDT In reply to: Is there a maximum hard drive size with Windows 98? I do prefer using more partitions smaller than 320 GB for all my fixed disks, but use partitons of about 500 GB for the removable ones. Please can I double-check something - will Windows 98SE installed on a C: drive partition never be able to see more than 127?
It won't be 160GB and this will upset such buyers. Windows Xp Max Hard Drive Size Operating System - If you are using Windows 2000/XP, you simply format in NTFS and you will be happy. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - laptop which will run with windows 98 and other system by raji_champdani / April 10, 2009 12:11 PM PDT In reply to: Is All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New
I haven't been back here for a very very long time. So they are still out there. Fdisk Windows 98se Works well.Regards,Bill Watt Computer Help and Information http://home.ptd.net/~bwatt/ AnonymousSep 8, 2005, 10:47 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)The 80GB will work out fine, considering the bios you mentioned you had.You Windows 98 Maximum Volume Size This can be done when creating partitions on the drive.6322 Cylinder (3.27-Gbyte) LimitationSome computers have a BIOS that does not properly handle a cylinder value over 6322.
I have a 200 GB drive on a Pentium Pro (VS440FX) mobo. 20GB for 98 partition, ~180GB for CD ISO storage (I hate using the actual CDs.) Works fine. Canada-- Microsoft MVPOn-Line Help Computer Servicehttp://onlinehelp.bc.caIn memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVPhttp://aumha.org/alex.htm Related Resources Win98SE Max Hard Drive Size 4 gig file limit Hard drive New hard drive Hard Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 28 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions The original version had trouble with drives over 64GB. Windows 98 Ram Limit
Just the display is misleading. That answers a lot of questions."Lil' Dave"
Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Windows 98 Large Disk Support It's easy! GL1zdA Oldbie Posts: 687Joined: 2008-2-29 @ 10:41Location: Warsaw, PL Top Reply with quote Re: Windows 98SE and Large Hard Drives by Jorpho » 2008-8-07 @ 22:36 Wait a minute.
There were others. FDISK does work on 120GB drives fine. I wouldn't exactly call that a "3'rd party" solution.I said "Default" which means Motherboard IDE and ESDI_506.PDR enabled.USB Drives do not use ESDI_506.PDR. Maximum Hard Drive Size Windows 10 I was able to add the third working copy of the system files, then.Before the failure of the main system folder set, everything was working perfectly with two SATA hard drives.
GB on that C: drive partition?I have a "BX-based mobo", and my HDD is 300GB. Similar to the 8.4 Gbyte limit above, there are three methods to overcome this limitation: * A third party device driver such as DiscWizard Starter Edition (DiscWizard Starter Edition is provided If some system files are placed too high on the large partition it can cause the boot failure and registry corruption on otherwise fully functional system. 0 Share this post Link Scandisk and Defrag will not operate on partitions largerthan that.Note that the fdisk version included with your Windows 98 may not workproperly on your 80 gb hard drive:Fdisk Does Not Recognize
I think the mobo's built-in IDE controller is ATA4. (Please note, I really don't want to install an additional PCI-based IDE controller - I really want to use my PCI slots