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Which course of action should be taken to upgrade file system?

The file system on a windows xp computer fromFAT32 to NTFS

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  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota May 11, 2010

    hi babystay...

    do you just want to change the file system, or do you also want to re-install windows?

    i just did this on my laptop during a re-install...
    bru*


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You need to format selected drive and slect file format NTFS.

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I cannot run defrag on my computer. I tryed the run chkdsk and it say dirty filedisk or something like that


click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way i have found to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive


Recommended Reading:

HOW TO: Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP (Q314848):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848


Description of the New Command Line Defrag.exe Included with Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283080


The Default Cluster Size for the NTFS and FAT File Systems (Q314878) :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314878


How NTFS Reserves Space for its Master File Table (MFT) (Q174619)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q174619


Optimizing NTFS
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc767961.aspx


How to Disable the 8.3 Name Creation on NTFS Partitions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121007

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Windows did not start ,drivers missing


  1. Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): cd \windows\system32\drivers

    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.oldNote This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\driversWhere cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows XP.
  7. Remove the Windows XP CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
  8. Restart the computer

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Ntfs is missing


To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows Vista startup disks or the Windows Vista CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows Vista installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): cd \windows\system32\drivers

    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.oldNote This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\driversWhere cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows Vista CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows Vista .
  7. Remove the Windows Vista CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
  8. Restart the computer.
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Good Day, I am a College Professor teaching a course on using Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. The entire course content is on a memory stick which is pre-loaded before giving to the students. This method...


HI, I understand what is your issue. The problem i see is after the upgrade, all .pdf files got corrupted. What I could advise you to do is to revise all the modules you created to a newer version of .pdf. then reformat all the memory stick and convert it to NTFS files. Yes, Windows 7 can still recognize the FAT / Fat32 versions but there isolated cases of file corruption associated with WIndows 7. Hope this helps your concern.

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H:\$MFT KEEPS POPING IN MY PC


MFT stands for Master File Table. NTFS (New Technology File System) uses it in order to record references of all files and folders of the corresponding volume. It is the most significant metadata structure of NTFS volume. It is the point from where NTFS installed system starts from to access any file. Any corruption caused to MFT will lead to Data Recovery routine. When MFT gets corrupted, user may fail to access files and carry out usual operations like renaming, deleting or opening the file with an error similar to:
“H:\ $MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility.”
The error is specific to Windows XP and 2000. Users can also encounter the same error message as a Windows pop-up balloon at the lower-right corner of computer screen.
  • To resolve the issue, we need to first take full data backup and check for its consistent status. If media fails to restore data or the backup operation faces some difficulty, Data Recovery Software will be required to recover.
  • We can start Recovery Console by starting our system using the Windows operating system disk.
  • We can press R to select the repair option on the Welcome to setup screen.
  • We need to specify Administrator password, if there is no administrator password just press Enter.
  • We can then use chkdsk /H:Drive Letter: through command prompt and try repairing the damaged MFT.
Chkdsk /H: acts upon the file system and attempts to repair the damage. But it can cause more damage if it fails. In such cases, we need to format the drive and restore data from backup. If backup has not been efficiently taken or can’t offer full restoration, Data Recovery applications can help.

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Jul 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Installing windows xp --------- Plz tell me that what should be the partition of 40gb HDD if u want to install xp.What should be the file system NTFS OR FAT32?is it true that ntfs is bad for HDD


Choose “NTFS” as it is faster and more secure. It is not bad for your HDD. If you don't have any other Hdd you might want to upgrade. They don't make 40gb hdd any more, XP will take about half that when it installed. It really limits what you will be doing with your computer in the near future.

I hope this helps.. Good luck

Oct 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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always use NTFS - NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I am having trouble running setup on my desktop


To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): cd \windows\system32\drivers

    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.oldNote This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\driversWhere cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows XP.
  7. Remove the Windows XP CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
  8. Restart the computer.

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You will not be unable to access your files on other computers because of the file permissions that go along with NTFS. I would recommend Fat32 if you are thinking of using those files everywhere you go, but stick with NTFS if you want the security.

Im not sure why the volume label appears in blue but im pretty sure its not virus related.

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