Formatting to FAT (FAT16) creates extra reserved sectors

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A20_user, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. A20_user

    A20_user Guest

    Another "feature" of Vista, unseen in W2000 and before: Formatting th
    partition on my CompactFlash card produces 6 reserved sectors, tha
    means the boot sector (ok) and 5 additional sectors (bad)

    Microsoft Windows CE 2.0 hates every FAT system having more than th
    usual 1 reserved (boot) sector and only offers to format the car
    itself. This is my good old Casio A-20 handheld

    So far ... the WinCE 2.0 writes only a minimally filled boot sector, n
    text like "FAT" in there. While Vista (and W2000) can access files o
    such a volume (partition), it is unable to check the file system becaus
    the check does not detect it as FAT

    Excellent compatibility

    Best Regards, Ral
    A20_user, Aug 31, 2008
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