NTFS and FAT32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Romeo26222, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    Hello everybody
    I have winxp and I Installed it on a NTFS partition and the other partitions are FAT32 but this causes me that
    1-when I am trying to zip a big file i always get a CRC errors on it
    2-when trying to burn a zip file to a cd it damaged after burning and get CRC errors too

    but when installing the winxp on a FAT32 partition there is no such problem

    But winxp is faster on NTFS partition so what can I do?
    thanx
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    convert the other partitions to NTFS, unless u can't.

    :cool:
     
  3. War Priest

    War Priest Guest

    I agree. No reason to have FAT32 unless you have software/apps that wont run under NTFS.:eek:
     
  4. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    Ok but what can i DO to access the NTFS partition from DOS mode
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Windows XP doesn't use DOS.

    Basically to gain access to any NTFS formated partitions, is the same for FAT 32 formats, i.e. boot up with a Win98 boot disk in the a drive. This is not "true" dos.



    :cool:
     
  6. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    When i boot from win98 boot disk it didn't detect ant NTFS partitions:confused:
     
  7. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    True, only the fdisk utility will be able to access NTFS partitions, why would you want to view any other thing using semi dos mode? In other words explain what your trying to do.



    :cool:
     
  8. Romeo26222

    Romeo26222 Guest

    what can i do if i want to format the c: :confused:
     
  9. First you have to run fdisk and remove the partition.....then re-create it....then format :D
     
  10. ehhhh catch beat me to it :)
     
  11. Binary

    Binary Guest

    To do that, you might just as well boot from the WinXP CD, remove the partition and create a new one. WinXP will then offer you the choice between FAT32 and NTFS, provided it's smaller than 32 Gb or else it will make it NTFS. Before reinstalling it will also automatically be formatted. Any non-system partition can easily be formatted from within Windows XP. The only real reason to use fdisk to remove and recreate partitions is when you want a FAT32 partition bigger than 32 Gb.
     
  12. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    btw... what is the best?? all drives to ntfs??
    currently i only have my c drive as ntfs.... other is fat32....!!
    so does it affect....erm... mayb performance??
     
  13. Binary

    Binary Guest

    Absolutely! Read: http://www.digit-life.com/articles/ntfs/index3.html and decide for yourselve. But if anyone says NTFS is much more reliable, don't believe it. It does have it's advantages, but there are also drawbacks. The battle is not over yet.
    PS: If you are using Ghost to make images, you need at least one FAT32 partition to store the image. Won't do on NTFS.
     
  14. War Priest

    War Priest Guest

    Conclusion: NTFS has the most effective searching system. We have noticed, that there are different optimization methods for FAT16 and FAT32 to reach the higher speed. Though in DOS you won't get it.


    This is a quote from the site you suggested. Which I completley agree with.