I\'d be most grateful for any help regarding this one..
Will my hd contents be lost in the process, and what software might be able to do the task?
i know partition magic would work, but is there any share/freeware?
i\'m on xp btw.
you can use some applications to convert your FAT32 clusters from 16k to 32k: this has the advantage of not loosing everything on the drive. However I would not suggest doing this as I had several occasions to try Partition Magic and other similar applications.
From my point of view and my own experience, I would try to keep myself as far as possible from those applications: take your time to backup all the data on the hard drive and perform a plain format. It will take you more time, that\'s sure, but you will not have any master boot sector/partition schemes problems. Considering that these kind of errors are very subtle (they often limit to randomly damage file and degrade disk performances/reliability in a way you cannot easily understand), I would be really sure about using \"format.com\".
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