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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by birdbrain, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. birdbrain

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    i am totally unable to scandisk,with both the windows default scan disk andwith norton disk doctor.when i do,i get an eror message to the effect"unable to fix drive c because cannot read data on fat32" and to do a through scandisk,but it simply wont run,and im sure i have all my programs turned off.anybody have any suggestions on how i can fix this?
     
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    don't know if the answer is here, but at least it will explain the file allocation table a bit...(FAT 16 vs FAT 32)

    try here
     
  3. birdbrain

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    I have alittle more information about my "fat32" problem and being unable to scandisk.i tried norton disk doctor again,and is said only a "low level"reformat would correct the bad sectors in the fat 32 data area.i have no idea how to do a "low level" reformat,what exactly does that mean and can someone giveme instructions on how you do it?
     
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    i do have alittle more info now about my fa32,drive c problem.i tried norton disk doctor again,and his time it gave the message"unable to fix fat32 data ,only a "low-level"reformat will fix the problem".what exactly is a "low-level"reformat,and can anyone give me instructions as to haw to do it?
     
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