NTTFS 2 fat32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by CroW, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. CroW

    CroW Guest

    Do sombody know how to do this?
    To convert NTFS partition to FAT32
  2. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    I'm pretty sure that you can't go back. Once it's NTFS, you would have to reformat.

    From an HP support page:

    "Please note also that Windows 2000 does not provide a utility for converting NTFS to FAT32. The only way to go from NTFS to FAT32 is to delete the partition and to recreate the partition as a FAT32 volume."
  3. CroW

    CroW Guest

    yes but?

    Do you know the way to do this?
    Have now xp on a older model compaq pc, have looked for motherboard drivers on home page but for this model thay dont't made new ones, so i must turn to Me but don't know how to do this when xp is on ntfs partition.
  4. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    do you mean you want to reinstall ME? I would perform a clean install, wipe out the drive where xp is installed and start fresh.

    if you need help with this, write back.
  5. CroW

    CroW Guest


    ok wil you explaine how to do this plz?
    Have only one partition with xp on it
  6. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    Two ways you can do it:

    1. Boot from XP CD (you may need to go into the BIOS, usually by hitting the Delete key or F1, but your machine will tell you what it is. Turn your machine off, then on, and watch for the instruction which tells you what key to hit to get into "setup", "system setup", or "system BIOS". In the BIOS, there should be a setting for "startup sequence", change it to boot from CD first, then exit saving changes).

    2. Get a Windows 98 boot disk ( and boot with CD support, then run setup from the CD.

    The first option is usually the easiest, most of the time you will get a prompt when you boot with the XP CD inserted saying "press any key to boot from CD".

    More later...
  7. CroW

    CroW Guest


    Tnx for help, wil try it tomorow
  8. CroW

    CroW Guest


    Have done it with this boot disc you say.
    Tnx for help!!