True that win98 will not access more than 40 GB. One way is to partition the 160 GB HDD as 4 x 40 GB using XP and then use win98 to format each partition in FAT32.
im thinking about buying a large hard drive about 160 gigs or so but iv'e read that win 98 won't see a hd of that size. i think i read there was a fix for that ? i could install win 98 fe or win 98 se or i have win xp pro. im running a compaq deskpro 4000 with 400mhz with over 400 megs of ram. what os would be the best route to go? my mb will support up to 700 + mb's ram.