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If you're not planning on booting windows (XP?) again, then go for it. I had to do something similar with my storage drive. If the data on the partition still needs to be bootable though, I wouldn't go for it.
Actually, you can install XP on a FAT32 partition just fine. You should be able to copy everything from one partition to another and then back again, just like you're planning to do. If you're looking for a nice tool to use to manage partitions and their formats, I'd highly suggest taking a look at Parted or its GUI counterparts QtParted and GParted.
use the windows 98 start-up disk or windows 98 cd, just select to the option number 2 or with a cdrom support. and boot with your win98 startup and type to command promt "fdisk" and fdisk menu will load. after that delete you current partition and create a new one. then restart your computer. agian boot your win98 startup disk. format your hard with a command format C:
You will need some tool like Partition Magic to convert a NTFS to FAT32 without losing data. It ain't free, but maybe it is worthy the investment if you plan to test/use Windows and other OSes on the same drive.