FAT 32 and bad cluster mark
Posted on 1998-06-28
I have just installed Win 98 and want to convert to FAT 32. I receive the error message (after Scandisk runs) that a drive with bad cluster marks cannot be converted. Niether Scandisk or NDD reports any problems. I do have 3 bad sectors indicated (as shown when doing a surface scan). Are these the "bad cluster marks?" If so, anyway tp eliminate them short of a reformat? If those are not they, then what are bad cluster marks and what do I do about them?
FIC PA2007 motherboard, 64 megs RAM, Sound Blaster Awe 64 sound card,
USR 56k modem, Stealth 3D video card, MS Intellimouse, Windows 98 Zip SCSI Insider drive, Maxtor 4.3 gig HD (partitioned into drives
C,E and F), WD 540 meg slave drive (D), Gold Star 16x CD-ROM