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Hard Drive and Memory Limitations of Win98

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Old December 6th 07, 08:58 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

Try searching the Google Groups archives:

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

512 MB or mo

"Out of Memory" Errors with Large Amounts of RAM Installed [Q253912]

1 GB or mo

Error Message: Insufficient Memory to Initialize Windows [Q184447]

1.5 GB or mo

Computer May Reboot Continuously with More Than 1.5 GB of RAM

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.

- Franc Zabkar
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