Ntfs -> Fat32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Renzoukuken, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    I would like to know if I can convert from ntfs to fat32 i know you can do it the other way around however i don't know of anyone doing the reverse. My games don't work in ntfs I want to go to fat32 and hopefully without formatting ... again

    Thanks
    Tidus
     
  2. Binary

    Binary Guest

    Yes, but you will need Partition Magic to do the trick. The only other way is to make a full backup, delete and recreate the partition (as FAT32) and then restore everything. But I sincerely recommend you to get PM. Great Tool!
     
  3. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    i have pqmagic 7 but it is grey'd out
    am i doing something wrong
     
  4. Binary

    Binary Guest

    Rightclick the NTFS partition > Convert > Help. Find the Convert NTFS to FAT or FAT32 and it will list the conditions under which you can convert.
     
  5. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    yeah i tried it again after you mentioned pqmagic... however when it reboots it gives me an error and it wont convert it error 16xx i dont know the last 2 ... i think i'll just format cuz this is becoming more difficult
    thanks for your help

    Tidus
     
  6. Twink

    Twink Guest

    My games don't work in ntfs

    Eh? they must be pretty old games, cos the operating system takes care of ntfs/fat32 most programs (except ones that need direct disk access, like defraggers) won't notice a difference.

    r u sure your games just won't run under XP?
     
  7. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    yes im very sure its not xp
    when i goto install RA2 in FAT32 it works in NTFS it says unload debugger ... same with Renegade
     
  8. Twink

    Twink Guest

    both those games work fine for me using ntfs.
     
  9. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    thanks but if both games work for you that really doesn't help me ..
    i put fat32 on and now they both work
    thanks all
     
  10. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Renegade??? Is that the "Battle for Jacob's Star" thing?? If so, no wonder. That's a DOS based game!!!!

    Good game, though. I still have a copy here somewhere. hehe:p
     
  11. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    um.... nope..
    it's Westwoods newest .. Command & Conquer Renegade
    it is far from dos based...
     
  12. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    sorry, u cannot convert from ntfs to fat32. just learned that the other day in my Windows 2000 server class

    Brad
     
  13. Renzoukuken

    Renzoukuken Guest

    thanks but doesnt matter anymore i just formatted and now everything works