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Converting NTFS to FAT16

By jkloda ·
Is there a way to convert NTFS to FAT16 or FAT32 using a Win98 utility? Im stuck and need help!
I bought a computer with Win NT 4.0 and hardrive formatted with two partitions (FAT16 and NTFS). I reformatted the FAT16 and installed Win98 on it and now I can't convert the other parition. FDISK doesn't let me delete the NTFS partition. Does anyone know aa utility that will convert NTFS to FAT?

Thank you

Jarek K

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by McKayTech In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

I'm sort of surprised that the Win98 FDISK will not delete the NTFS partition. To directly answer your question, FAT to NTFS is a one-way conversion.... usually and there is nothing in Windows itself that will do it the other way.

PartitionMagicwould certainly do the trick although it costs something.

Or the other thing you might want to try is to borrow a Linux boot disk from someone and use the Linux FDISK - it's a lot less respectful of partitions it doesn't understand and I've used it quite a bit when the DOS/Windows version failed.

paul

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by jkloda In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

Thanks for your help. The delpart.exe from Millenium did the job.

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by dmiles In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

You cannot convert a ntfs partition to fat,and the Fdisk does not because it is a logical extended patition ,you can use partition magic and it can be downloaded from the internet at symantec.It will not convert partition but will delete the partition and let you reformat it ,be careful because during the conversion of the partition it will convert to FAT32 because WIN98 is installed.

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by jkloda In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

I could not find the latest Partition-it on Symantec site. All the stuff there was from 1997. Thanks anyway. The delpart.exe from Millenium did the job.

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by Millenium In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

I have a program for you, just email me at home ill send it. Its called DELPART.EXE its only about 300k so i can email it to you, it does work, i am an NT administrator and know exactly what your talking about.

actually u can dl it here:
http://www2.netquest.com/tech/delpart.exe

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by jkloda In reply to Converting NTFS to FAT16

Thanks a lot. Delpart.exe did the job and now I can read the entire disk. Happy 4th of July.

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