i remember a few months ago i tried looking up for some info on how to convert back to NTFS, but i had no luck, so all i can suggest to you is format it back to FAT32, ohhh... and make sure your HD's largest partition is no greater than 30 gigs if you want to format it as FAT32, FAT32 can't handle HD's greater than 30gigs or else you'll have to use NTFS...... hope this helps.....
If I remember rightly im sure partition magic can convert from ntfs to fat32 without having to format first.. Ive tried ntfs but it seems alot slower to me so im sticking to fat32 despite the ntfs advantages.
If its the boot drive
You can select the FAT system during setup (format options)
If its a partition
Start / Run " diskmgmt.msc "
Right click on the volume & format
Use the drop down menu to choose filing system & cluster size
Originally posted by razor_ro ... and make sure your HD's largest partition is no greater than 30 gigs if you want to format it as FAT32, FAT32 can't handle HD's greater than 30gigs or else you'll have to use NTFS
FAT32 supports drives up to 2 terabytes in size
But once you get to 32gig the cluster size goes up to 32KB this means a lot of wasted disk space and a performance hit.
FAT32 260MB-8GB = 4KB clusters
FAT32 8GB-16GB = 8KB
FAT32 16GB-32GB = 16KB
FAT32 32GB+ = 32KB+
The 32gb limitation of fat partitions is from within XP. If you have a Win98 boot disk and format from there you can indeed format to larger than 32 gb. Also, you can format in ntfs and then use PM 7.0 to convert back to fat. But if you just have XP on your system and try to format a partition to larger than 32 gb, it will be limited at 32 gb.
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