?
Solved

Win 98, Bios and Hard drive support

Posted on 2000-02-26
4
Medium Priority
?
234 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I just purchased a 13.6G hard drive. I have win95 and will upgrade to Win 98. Will Win 98 allow me to assign 1 drive letter to my new 13.6G HD? Will my BIOS support such a drive? My computer is four years old. It was originally a Pentium 75 upgraded to a Pentium 133. I heard that older BIOS will only recognize 8G.  Thank you for your time and words.
0
Comment
Question by:gpalz
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:sorgie
ID: 2561499
delete this question you have it posted in two areas and will cost you twice!!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Skye030399
ID: 2561511
At the very least you will need to use FAT32 and not FAT16, or you won't be able to user more than 2gig on one drive letter.

What bios do you have?
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
JBURGHARDT earned 450 total points
ID: 2561876
Well with win98 you will use the drive as one drive and you should get driver that will let you use that drive
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:1cell
ID: 2565744
I don't know if you still need help but:

1st, Windows98 will support the disk just fine with FAT32

2nd, chances are your BIOS will not and you will have to use a Disk Drive Overlay program provided by the drive manufacturer.  In order to know for sure whether the BIOS will support it, we need to know which BIOS manufacturer and version it is.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
If you're a modern-day technology professional, you may be wondering if certifications are really necessary. They are. Here's why.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question