converted to ntfs=slow down

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XG8, May 21, 2002.

  1. XG8

    XG8 Guest

    I just converted my drive from fat32 to ntfs now, i was supprised now to see that it seems to be slower during bootup.. even when im in windows when i have only 2 things in system tray booting up its slow as accessing menus/turn stuff of with the mouse even though it was quicker in fat32.!

    Im using WinXP PRO
    30gig quantum 7200rpm ATA100 drive

    So far ive used diskkeeper 7 and done a chkdks but everything seems ok there.

    If its slow booting up slower surely it cant be good....

    rest of my system specs are below.
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    The slow down could be related to converting your filing system half way through. I would reformat and start fresh using the NTFS. But, if your boot just seems to be slow, try a boot optimizer such as bootVis (can be found on the MS website).
  3. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    DONT use FAT32 with XP!!.. geeez!!

    NTFS, isnt faster than FAT32, but XPs security and tracking works best with NTFS.

    As madmatt said.. try running bootvis. goto microsoft downloads.
  4. XG8

    XG8 Guest

    HEHE yeah im an ex win98se jockey :p :)

    Yeah thanks for tip about BOOTVIS madmatt, it did the job... all is sweet. :)

    Now i can get some shut eye in down under :)

    thanks again...

  5. dijital

    dijital Guest

    if you want to use ntfs, the best way is to do a completely fresh install. converting often causes problems for users.