What FAT version do I need?


My system came with W95. I upgraded to W98. I have had some crashes/anomolies. I have reformatted the HD a couple of times (with W98 Emergency Startup Diskette) and reinstalled W98 (clean install). I'm thinking of going back to W95. However, when I first upgraded to W98, I converted to FAT32. So, do I have "unconvert" from FAT32 if I decide to go back and install W95? Or, can I just reformat the HD again (with the W98 Emergency Startup Diskette), and then install W95??

Thanks for your free answer service here and for your help!!

Dean Shriver

Colorado Springs, CO (part-time visitor to AZ)


This question was answered on January 29, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


Window 95 osr2 does support FAT32, however if you have the windows 95 osr1 you will have to use FAT16 To determine the version of Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me that you are running:

Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Control Panel

In Control Panel, double-click System

Click the General tab

Locate the version number under the System heading.

You can also check the status of your file system by the command FDISK, you would tpye this at the C:> (command prompt).

FDISK can help not only find out what file system you are using but can delete the file system and change it It can be confusing at first There is a very good tutorial that leads you though all the screen located here: http://www.compguystechweb.com/troubleshooting/fdisk/fdisk_scr.html

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Posted by Becky of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on January 29, 2002