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« on: September 13, 2007, 01:48:07 PM »

Hi,any help would be great with this problem.

I am running windows 98se and trying to install the buffalo ministation 160gb external hard drive. This product specifications include SE and supports 2.0 and older windows 1.0 usb connections so i know it works but my problem is with the driver prompt and where to go. I don't have the W98se disc as the pc is second hand but i understand that directing to the cabs folder could work,there are aboout 20 or so items in the cabs folder c/windows/options/cabs. Not being computer minded any info on this would be great before i go ahead. Incidentally the hardware for the drive installs ok (found new hardware,goes ahead no problem) its just the driver prompt with not having original windows disk.

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Hope you can help guys.

Most appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 12:43:22 AM »

If you don't have the Win98SE installation disk, then I'm afraid you're up the duff my lad.

There's a reason for the CD being issued with most computers, and that reason is so you can update your hardware with minimum fuss.
If you can't get one, then I'm afraid you're stuck with those annoying prompts, unless the manufacturer offers a Win98SE compatible driver for this particular drive.

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