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Old 07-30-2007, 05:33 AM   #1
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Problem with Fat32 and NTFS


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I am using windows xp professional with service pack2. Yesterday i have problem with my os and I have done format on C drive. After the format when i have reinstall xp i noticed that I have done this format with NTFS system(while all drives in my computer was in Fat32 system). But when I attempt to format this C drive again it shows only c drive. Please suggest me how can i resolve this problem?

Should i delete all partitions? If so then how can i find this option delete partition?

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Old 07-30-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi Nancy! Welcome to the forum.


Have you used the Disk Management utility to see if the partitions exist? It's under Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management.

When you loaded the OS, it should have shown you the existing disk configuration and at that point have the option of creating/deleting partitions and formatting them either FAT32 or NTFS. You could always reinstall the OS and go through the prompting again. And there are a multitude of third party tools for disk management; Acronis Disk Director is one of them.

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Old 07-30-2007, 06:25 AM   #3
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Hello

I think you can help me out of this. Your suggestion sounds good. Actually i have again reinstall xp into my another drive(partition)i.e D drive.
now my computer contains drive c in NTFS system and rest of the drive in FAT32 system.

Now tell me what should i do? Can restore c drive in fat32 system again?

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How big is the drive.
WinXP doesn't allow drives larger than 32G to be formated as FAT32. I would convert the other drives to NTFS. NTFS is a more stable file system than FAT32.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463WinXP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881/EN-US/
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:41 AM   #5
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Ok. Thanks. I have 80gb hard disk with equal distribution in 6 drives.
Then tell me should convert my all other drive in NTFS?
If it is then how can i do that?
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:19 PM   #6
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To convert to NTFS is relatively simple. Basically you click the Start button and choose the Run command. Then type CMD in the box and press OK.
This should open a command prompt. In here type the following:

convert c: /fs:ntfs

Then press Enter. This will convert your C drive. Replace the drive letter with any other drive letters you need to convert and repeat the process.

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