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Upgrading from W98 to W98SE
Strange message about 64k cluster FAT parition
markd




msg:1566499
 12:01 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello all

I am trying to update an old PC running Windows 98 to Windows 98SE - this is to enable a broadband connection.

When running the W98SE setup program it is saying:
The hard disc has a 64k-cluster FAT partition and scan disc cannot continue.
It advises to repartition the hard disc with a FAT file system that has a cluster size of 32k or less.

However, when I am running Windows Drive Converter it is saying that the hard disc is already 32k FAT.

Could anybody please suggest what I can do about this to enable me to load Windows 98SE?

I don't want to have to literally wipe the HD to repartition it.

Thanks

 

Leosghost




msg:1566500
 12:19 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

download partition magic in try me version ..make 2nd partition ..install doze 98E there ..extend that partition to max available ..delete old partition ..

markd




msg:1566501
 1:47 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Legal

If I do this and delete the old partition which contains all the content on the hard disc, will I lose it all?

If not, how will I keep the content and gain the benefit of the system upgrade?
Because the old partition contains installed programs plus other system stuff which I want to keep I don't think just 'copying it all over' would be an option.

My understanding of installing Windows 98SE over 98 was that it would maintain all of the info on the hard disc, but just 'update' the system.

Look forward to your thoughts and thanks for your help.

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