i tried to download drivers for lacie from their website and also any other universal usb hub driver for windows 98, but no luck. i ran aida32 and got the following report, which i have attached.
thanks a bunch!
p.s. iv added a quick report rather than a full one, becuase everytime i attempt a full report via the wizard or aida32 it goes to a blue error screen and it terminates! :S