Reply 5360 of 16372, by kithylin
Tried to make an 8GB USB Stick work with my P166MMX Windows 98 install and failed.. All pointers welcome..
Disclaimer: Make sure you copy off anything valuable off of the chosen flash disk before following the below suggestion because it will erase the entire contents of the thing. This is a destructive process.
In any modern version of windows:
windows key + R for run box -> diskpart -> run as admin
List disk<ENTER> (look at list, find disk # for flash drive, careful with this! make sure you select correct drive! This process will erase the drive selected!)
Select disk 2<ENTER> *(Replace 2 with the drive ID number of the flash stick, be careful here!)
Create partition primary<ENTER>
Select partition 1<ENTER>
Format FS=FAT32 QUICK<ENTER>
Enjoy Win98 compatible flash stick. No 3rd party programs needed.
Disclaimer: Windows has protections built in and will not let you issue the <clean> command on the hard drive windows is installed to, there's no risk there. But there is no warning about doing this on other attached storage drives. Once you enter the command it goes without prompting. I'm not to be held responsible if you wipe the wrong drive accidentally.