|I had quite a surprise with my ole W98SE. For a recent birthday I was given an 8GB Flash Drive. I thought I would be in for real trouble getting it to work on the W98 because in the past I had grubbed around getting drivers for smaller flash drives.|
Anyhow I popped it in and in a mindless moment let W98SE search the net for drivers. To my amazement MS (of all people) popped up with a generic driver, I said yes and it worked immediately. All my smaller flash drives still worked fine with various drivers I had installed.
So, give it a shot, you might be lucky too.
Ooops, sorry, you can't get on the net. Well, it is an option if you can get it on there somehow, even briefly. You could try Opera 10.63 browser, which is OK on W98.
I'll leave my post as it stands for others.
Yet another method is to make a Linux Live CD on another computer - I use Puppy Linux. This doesn't use the HDD or Windows and works a flash drive just fine. You can access your HDD, then drag and drop onto the flash drive. If you go this way I can help further but it's not difficult.
We all live on the same ball.