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Normal Behaviour?

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#1
I've been using XP for about 2 months now & love it. One concern though. In win9x if the system did not shut down correctly or froze, when you resarted scandisc would kick in & check the drive. When this happens in XP the system will restart & load normally, no scandisc, not even after having to hit reset. (which I've only done once) Is this normal XP behaviour?
ps When the system has restarted I do a manual scandisc & all is OK, no errors. :confused:
 

GoNz0

NTFS Stoner
#2
I take it you changed to NTFS file system when you installed XP.

unlike FAT32, NTFS doesn't need to run scandisk each time it detects a bad shutdown or system crash. It is designed to be more stable than FAT32. If you worry, run a manual scan. :)
 
#3
Yeah, it's cool. I did the same thing for awhile and then gave up trying to create problems on my ntfs partition... it's proven rock solid [ntfs] up to now. I'm willing to bet if I were running fat32 on my XP installation that it would have been dessimated a while back. Been on the same installation well over 3 months now... getting close to a personal record I think.
 

GoNz0

NTFS Stoner
#4
LOL @ 3 Months.... so it ain't just me then :p

damn thing is lucky to boot after 3 months... oh well, tweak it till it breaks.. and then some...
 
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body electric

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#6
Is there a way after upgrading to XP (I had ME) to NTFS?
without burning down the hard drive and starting new?
 
#7
Originally posted by body electric
Is there a way after upgrading to XP (I had ME) to NTFS?
without burning down the hard drive and starting new?
From help and support center:

To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt

Open Command Prompt.
In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.
 

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