fat to ntfs partition

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by garanzia, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. garanzia

    garanzia Guest

    i have 2 partition on my 40GB hdd. on my c: the partition is fat32 and d: is NTFS. i just convert my d: to ntfs and its okay , the problem is when convert my c: to ntfs it says "the volume must be dismounted first" and the warning message "all the open handle to this drive will be invalid" . the question :

    1. its okay to force dismounted the drive ???
    2. What it mean by open handle ??

    it 's okay to continue forcing convert and without damage to the system folders ???

    my spec :

    ASUS TUV4X r1003
    Intel Celeron 950MHz ( overclock to 1300MHz)
    512 MB Kingston 133MHz
    riva tnt2 m64 32mb
    40GB IBM DTLA
    1 52X cdrom
    1 ricoh 8832 cdrw
    1 sony 16X dvdrom
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    aztech 56k modem
    Promise Ultra 133Mhz IDE Controller
    intel network card
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    1. Wouldn't bet on it. Never a good idea to unmount a system device in use. Try booting from another device (aka a bootdisk).
    2. A file that is being used by a program or the OS. When you open a file you create an open handle which points to the file you want to open. In order to see what files are open the OS can just check the list of handles. More or less. :)
     
  3. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Your C partition cannot be converted whilst windows is running. If you continue the conversion it should say it will covert it at the next reboot.
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Just disregard the message and proceed with the conversion.