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Old December 6th 07, 09:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general,microsoft.public.win98.fat32,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Franc Zabkar
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Default Hard Drive and Memory Limitations of Win98

On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 13:52:18 -0500, Igor put
finger to keyboard and composed:

It's my understanding that Windows 98 has limitations as to the size
of hard drive that it will recognize. I believe that limit is 120 GB.
Now, does that mean that if I put in a hard drive that is, say, 320
GB, Windows 98 won't accept the drive at all, or just that it will
refuse to see a partition larger than 120 GB?


This topic has often been discussed at great length in
microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion.

Try searching the Google Groups archives:
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?hl=en

Look for posts by "98 Guy".

I've also heard that installing over a certain amount of RAM can make
Windows 98 unstable. Is this true? If so, what is the limit?


The following links are posted frequently in
microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion.

512 MB or mo

"Out of Memory" Errors with Large Amounts of RAM Installed [Q253912]
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q253912

1 GB or mo

Error Message: Insufficient Memory to Initialize Windows [Q184447]
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q184447

1.5 GB or mo

Computer May Reboot Continuously with More Than 1.5 GB of RAM
[Q304943]
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q304943


The specific version I'm using is Windows 98SE, if that makes a
difference. Even though I'm using an old operating system, my hardware
is fairly new (purchased in 2004), so I don't think the motherboard
will have a problem supporting large drives.


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