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Changing a drive to FAT32

By pwadminbod ·
I was asked if I was able to re-partition a laptop's hard drive due to a lack of space on drive C, as currently it is partitioned into three 2GB partitions. The laptop is running Windows 98.
Drive C is nearly full, drive D has about 1GB of space left and Drive E is virtually untouched with 2GB free space.
Currently the file system is FAT (which I assume is the 16 bit file system). I would like to convert the file system to FAT32 using the Windows 98 Drive Converter (FAT32) command but I'm concerned about the information that is on drive C. Does this utility leave all information intact or does it require any formatting? The laptop belongs to my Managing Director so I need to be sure!

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by george.lostia In reply to Changing a drive to FAT32

To be on the safe side you should reformat the drive and convert it to fat32.

Your problem is 3 partitioned drives of 2 GB each you may use win98 to convert the file system and receive little or no problems
(win98 will not let you convert backto fat16 if there is a problem)

But win98 will not repartition the drives without reformatting and losing everything

good luck

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