NTFS to FAT 32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guybrush, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

    Skidby-East Yorkshire
    Once a HDD is NTFS is it possible to go back to FAT 32?

    My new beast came with the HDD in NTFS and I would like to format and dual boot with Win 98se due to compatability issues with XP, ie. games.

    Asus P4 Mboard
    pent4 2 gig
    1000mb Ram
    Soundblaster Audigy
    DVD etc
    G Force 3 TI500
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    I'd suggest starting from scratch. That way you can put 98 on the primary partition - avoiding the necessity of a third party boot loader. Make your partitions, install 98 on C:\ and then install XP on any other partition... It will automatically setup the bootloader for you.
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    The only way to return to fat from ntfs non-destructively is with a third party partion manager such as Partition Magic 7.0

    I'd agree w/Lonman though - if you got your system pre-partitioned and with the os installed, you might as well start from scratch and set it up the way you want it.