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NFTS to FAT32

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duydaman

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#1
Hey guys I just reformatted one of my paritioned drives to NFTS and installed Windows XP professional. I have a 200 gig WD split into a 120 and a 70. I accidentally chose NFTS during the formatting process, any way I can change it back to FAT32?
 
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Nitris

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#7
yea, you can use partition magic but I don't recommend it. I converted my NTFS to FAT32 before. After building my new computer the and putting the HD in the FAT32 partitions got messed up and I had to format them. :(
 
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duydaman

Guest
#9
Yea I think I'll stick with NTFS. Thanks guys. But my other drive is still on FAT32, is there going to be any conflicts moving files from one to the other?
 
#10
Nope, none at all. Except if youre running a FAT32 OS like Win95/98/ME on a dual boot (could happen!) then you wont be able to see the NTFS partition from there.
 
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duydaman

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#14
I'm running NTFS now. I formatted the 70 gig drive to NTFS also. You guys persuaded me :) Anyways..Now I'm experiencing jitters in my computer. For example, every 5-10 minutes my computer would jitter. Like if I had winamp playing a song, the song would jitter, if I were to be moving my mouse, I would feel a freeze/jitter motion. When I open up folders and such, it would jitter also. Any ideas?
 
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barch97

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#18
I needed to load xp on a spare computer for a few days and made the mistake of using ntfs format. I now need to reload windows 98 and have already removed (formatted) xp.

I don't care about losing data, for the drive has been formatted and now, for all intents and purposes, contains no data.

How do I return this drive to fat32 format so that I may install windows 98?
 

coathanger007

Tomorrow Tweaking Today
#19
Easy. Just load the software that came with your hard disk e.g.Seagate Discwizard or Western Digital Lifeguard tools and follow the instructions on reboot :)
 
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barch97

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#20
Great. Thanks...

but, um... say I don't have the disk that comes with the drive? where might I be able to get such a disk?

Maxtor model: 88400D8
Note: I checked maxtor.com and found far less than helpful.
 

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