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Upgrading from W98 to W98SE

Strange message about 64k cluster FAT parition



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

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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.



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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


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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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