A Windows 98 error message usually indicates that an older version of DirectCD was included with the drive.
After installing DirectCD with your CD-RW drive, you may see an error that says the program may fail to work properly with Windows 98. This is usually because an older version of DirectCD was included with the drive. In most cases, you can choose to “Run Program,” and the system will work fine. However, it’s best to try updating DirectCD. Check the “Don’t display this message” box (otherwise the message will appear every time the system is booted) and click “Run Program” to allow DirectCD to load. If you’re using an HP drive, you can download DirectCD 2.5d. If you’re using another manufacturer’s CD-RW drive, visit their technical support Web site for updated files and drivers (including DirectCD).
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