Normal Behaviour?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, May 14, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've been using XP for about 2 months now & love it. One concern though. In win9x if the system did not shut down correctly or froze, when you resarted scandisc would kick in & check the drive. When this happens in XP the system will restart & load normally, no scandisc, not even after having to hit reset. (which I've only done once) Is this normal XP behaviour?
    ps When the system has restarted I do a manual scandisc & all is OK, no errors. :confused:
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    I take it you changed to NTFS file system when you installed XP.

    unlike FAT32, NTFS doesn't need to run scandisk each time it detects a bad shutdown or system crash. It is designed to be more stable than FAT32. If you worry, run a manual scan. :)
     
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Yeah, it's cool. I did the same thing for awhile and then gave up trying to create problems on my ntfs partition... it's proven rock solid [ntfs] up to now. I'm willing to bet if I were running fat32 on my XP installation that it would have been dessimated a while back. Been on the same installation well over 3 months now... getting close to a personal record I think.
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    LOL @ 3 Months.... so it ain't just me then :p

    damn thing is lucky to boot after 3 months... oh well, tweak it till it breaks.. and then some...
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yep that would be it, NTFS. Wow, things just keep getting better. :cool: Thanks.
     
  6. Is there a way after upgrading to XP (I had ME) to NTFS?
    without burning down the hard drive and starting new?
     
  7. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    From help and support center:

    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.