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SpinRite may be the solution to problems converting to FAT-32
I've recommended for several months now that people who have upgraded to Windows 98 should also convert their hard drives to the 32-bit file allocation table, or FAT-32, format. If your hard drive is 8GB or smaller, FAT-32 can give you back 20 percent to 25 percent of your space, which the older FAT file system wastes.
Another benefit occurs when you run the Disk Defragmenter in Win98 after converting to FAT-32. The defragmenter writes your applications back to your disk in the order in which the applications load their files. This can make some applications load in half the time. As of Win98's …