if you intend to do a format and still want to have Fat32 back on the disk,you may use MSDOS command : " format drive: /U "
with that "/U" switch ,bad sectors will be ?block?mark?re-allocate?remap?whatever we said?
best done is to boot into MSDOS with WIN98 boot disk
it's kind of a low-level format with that "/U" switch just to have a peace of mind after that
because bad sectors tend to "grow" after a while
do be aware that if your bad sectors are terrible,sometimes by doing a format may render your disk unusable.
Last edited by alred; 03-30-2005 at 07:44 AM.