Conversion NTFS->FAT32, external drive failure

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  1. blfh

    blfh Registered Member

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    Hello there,

    I searched the web a whole day for a tool to do the job, and when I finally found Partition Manager, I get an error...
    Please help me!

    I need to convert a partition on USB-drive from NTFS to FAT32 (the only partition on a 1TB freecom drive).
    When I try to start conversion I get this error:

    Operation Failed
    Invalid cluster size - cluster size out of limits (f.e.: zero, more than 64 sectors or not a power of 2)

    Error source: Hard Disk Manager
    Error code: 0x10015


    I appreciate any hint,
    Thanks a lot in advance!

    KR,
    Frank



    Here some details on the disk:

    Logical Disk (H:)

    Volume label:
    NAS
    File system:
    NTFS
    Type:
    Primary
    Capacity:
    931.5 GB

    1.000.202.241.024 Bytes

    1.953.520.002 Sectors
    Used by data:
    834.7 GB (89%)

    896.261.062.144 Bytes

    1.750.509.887 Sectors
    Free space:
    96.8 GB (11%)

    103.941.178.880 Bytes

    203.010.115 Sectors



    Logical Disk (H:)
    Logical Disk (H:)
    HDD number:
    1
    Linux partition number:
    1

    Volume label:
    NAS
    Partition ID:
    0x07 NTFS
    Serial number:
    8A1E3AB3
    Sectors per boot:
    8
    Sectors per cluster:
    1



    Sector No:
    Cyl:
    Hd:
    Sec:
    First physical sector:
    63
    0
    1
    1
    Last physical sector:
    1.953.520.064
    121600
    254
    63

    Hard disk geometry:

    121601
    255
    63
     
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  3. blfh

    blfh Registered Member

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    the disk is fix-installed in a network-hdd, which can only run with fat32 (and the disk has been fat32 formatted previously)

    the limitation to 32gb is arbitrarily set by MS, and only forbids win >= xp to create fat partitions > 32gb, which still can read larger partitions.

    i would immediately format the drive, if i had the capacity to buffer the 800gb of data which is on it...

    any more clues?
     
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