Error 1681.........

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by banter, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. banter

    banter Guest

    It's another Partition magic problem.
    I have an active drive that is ntfs and try to convert it with pm7 to fat32. It requires a restart but when i do a blue screen (just before the login screen appears) with an error message "Error 1681 While Executing Batch
    Error 1681 : Data is compressed or Sparse, File 638 (128) "

    What does this mean and more importantly - how do i get around it ??
  2. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    1681 error according to powerquest's website:

    "Cause(s) of the problem
    There are compressed or sparse files on an NTFS file system that is being converted to FAT. Since FAT does not support sparse files and the compression technique used by Windows NT, 2000, and XP on the FAT file system is different than that used with NTFS, the compressed and sparse files would be unreadable if the conversion were performed."

    powerquest's master error list:
  3. banter

    banter Guest

    I have gone to those sites and tried the "solutions" the first few didn't make any difference but the one using btini.exe to locate the compressed file i think could work.
    BUT when i follow the instructions an error

    Wrong number of arguments for / FRS
    Bad Argument/Parameter
    Invalid Command

    These all appear at once.

    here's what i entered :
    A:\BTINI/FRS 0 : 628

    Is that what i was meant to do ?
  4. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    sorry man, i'm not sure. i don't use partition magic. i'm an fdisk fan. i was havin some fat32 problems converting to ntfs a while back. all i did then was back up all my fat32 data to zip drives and cd-rs and fdisk and repartitioned and reformatted everything, converted the entire drive to NTFS, and washed my hands of fat32 for good.
  5. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Good Luck... I have never been successful in going from NTFS to FAT32. Going the other way is a snap. But, the compression problems I've not been able to get around, even after uncompressing. I use PM 7. Frankly, I would not want to go back.
  6. elderec

    elderec Guest

    amen bob