ConvertFat32 to NTFS question.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I read somewhere that I can convert my XP that is sitting in a Fat32 Partition to NTFS, without having to start all over and reinstall the OS, using the command prompt. Can anyone tell me what that command would be? I read it in one of my XP magazines.

    Thanks in advance.


    Heeter
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
    Open Command Prompt.
    In the command prompt window, type
    convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

    For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.

    Notes

    To open command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
    You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Wow, thanks for the quick resonse!!!
    I posted about thirty seconds ago, honest!!!


    Heeter
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    lol, any time :)
     
  5. gonaads

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  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Also read this--->http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307881

    Very important in case you get error messages stating:
    Convert cannot gain exclusive access to the drive letter drive, so it cannot convert it now. Would you like to schedule it to be converted the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>

    Or this:
    Convert cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Convert may run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? <Y/N>
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks, Gonaads

    Heeter
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Good luck :)