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chnageing a hpfs to a fat drive

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my hard drive is partitioned the d drive is fat and the e drive is hpfs with os2 version 4 on it.
my question is, should i change e drive to fat or lose os2 first then change it to a fat drive so
windows 95 can see that drive. right now windows 95 does'nt see that drive.
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If you can still load OS/2 then boot into that and copy all you important infomation across to your fat drive.
After that delete the partition in fdisk and recreate it.
Then format the drive to fat.
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Get Partition Magic which will convert OS2, Win NT, and FAT files back and forth without losing your data.
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i don't use os2 anymore and just want that space for windows 95 about 1 meg of space. so should i delete os2 or change that drive to fat first then delete os2
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If you don't have any important files you want to keep, format the entire partition and your done. Get PM3.0 to combine both partitions. Also, sounds like you would also need to change the info on your boot manager, since it looks like you have multiboot capabilities.
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Are you sure it is only "1 meg"? You sure are wasting time for only 1 meg.
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sorry its 1 gig of hard drive space i would get for windows 95 not one meg
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