I have received my new Maxtor HD for instalation as a second drive in my system, it came as drive only so I have been on the Maxtor site to get fitting instructions and the instalation utility "MaxBlast Plus II" , but the info on the maxblast page does not mention Windows 98 as being a Compatible Operating System.. What do I do now?
Ghloria. When you have physically installed the drive, if things have gone correctly, your computer should see it straight away.
This will not affect you booting up to windows or accessing the web.
It will only be usable when you have formatted it.
If you are concerned that you will not be able to use the computer as normal, don't.
If the absolute worst happens and the computer will not boot, this will not happen. All you have to do is pull the IDE ribbon cable out of the new slave drive and you will be back to where you are now.
I know it is a daunting task, but those of us who have done this many-many times do it without blinking.
Once you have done it and found how easy it is, you will scoff at your concerns.
You may have to, but first just plug it in and switch on.
As soon as it starts to read the page were it checks your ram. You will be looking for the entry for primary slave. You can freeze the page by pressing the pause\break key. To restart the page press enter.
If it detects it then let windows load. If it does not then post back on how to get your bios to recognize it.