Joined: 05 Feb 2006
|Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:30 am Post subject:
|Hi jjd2009, welcome to the forums!
You mention that you have tried drivers for Windows 98 FE and SE - you should only install the appropriate ones for your version of Windows 98.
What happens when you connect the drive? Does it appear in Device Manager? If so, it may appear as an Unknown Device in which case remove this entry, unplug the drive and reconnect.
If the drive you are connecting to this computer is formatted in NTFS, then Windows 98 will not be able to read it. For more details see this post:
External USB Drive Detected but Not Available
If you really can't get the PC to recognise the drive, and the computer really is junk, have you considered removing the internal hard drive and connecting up to another PC to get at the contents of the drive?
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