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You can convert from fat to ntfs. cant go back unless you format the device

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The convertion from ntfs to fat32 will result in loss of all data in the drive (all data from desktop,my documents, installed programmes.......). You can do this using your windows disc . Just set the primary boot device to be cd-rom in the bios,boot with windows cd in drive,then the installation will guide you to the insallation of a fresh copy of windows (there you can select the required file system).it is recomended to continue with ntfs

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I am converting Fat to NTFS convert l:/fs:ntfs the drive is 2gb what do i enter for the volume label for that drive


You need to locate the current volume label on the drive.
The easiest way to do this is from the command prompt, you type in vol(space) then the drive letter you are converting & press enter. It will then tell you the volume name, and then on the second line the serial number for the drive.

Oct 07, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC

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To convert a FAT partition to NTFS:


Click Start, click Programs, and then click Command Prompt.
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type cmd and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type CONVERT [driveletter]: /FS:NTFS.
Convert.exe will attempt to convert the partition to NTFS.
NOTE: Although the chance of corruption or data loss during the conversion from FAT to NTFS is minimal, it is best to perform a full backup of the data on the drive that it is to be converted prior to executing the convert command. It is also recommended to verify the integrity of the backup before proceeding, as well as to run RDISK and update the emergency repair disk (ERD).

on Mar 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Memory card corrupted what i want to do??


HI

in that case try to format your memory card:-
1) Insert your card in the memory card reader.
2) Find the drive in which it is inserted from your computer.
3) Right click the selected drive and select FORMAT but NOT quick format.
4) Now, in the file system selection part, select the file system to be FAT and not FAT 32 or NTFS file system.
5) Start formatting.
or
if your card have warranty so take it to the service center.

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Sep 05, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Have dual boot system,W98SE/XP. Resised both partitions with Easeus to make room for Windows 7 RC. XP is fine but 98 won't boot up. Black screen/white cursor top left. Use 98 a lot for my work.


Windows 7 cannot be installed on FAT 32 system, which is required by 98. Windows 7 needs NTFS which may actually cause the issue as it is not compatible with FAT32.

Are all of the O/s are in different partitions?

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Shrey

Oct 10, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Installing xp


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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Gateway MFATXSTLKTH 300SE WITH XP Home


Sorry, Gateway's site requires serial number input to determine the original factory configuration.
You can access their records here;
and see a review of the 300SE from back in the day here
I would have thought XP was installed NTFS, but without the serial number I couldn't check very easily.
Please also see FAT & NTFS and FAT vs NTFS for a primer on the two file system that may help you decide which to choose if you are reinstalling XP on your system.

If you need further assistance please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!

Mar 31, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Error


window xp professional does not support FAT 16 thats why you need to formate xp with FAT 32 or NTFS.you wont get that error any more

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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File System of USB Pen Drive


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.

Dec 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Converting in order to Resizing an NTFS partition...


The only way to make your partion bigger is too merge your partitions.

The way the partition is formatted. (ie. FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc) allows for information to stored differently. These file allocation tables use different size slots to store the information in. When you install a new program, the data is put into the first empty slot on the drive, and if there too much data for 1 slot, it uses the next available empty slot and so on until all the data is stored. If the last bit of data is just a couple of bites. The remaining space is unusable for any other program, thus wasting space.

When you delete a program, those slots are emptied and the next time you install something, it is stored in the first available empty slot. SInce most programs are not the same size, your drive soon becomes fragmented and this slows down the way the OS is able to retrieve information. (That's why defraging is a good thing.)

So using smalller allocated table sizes makes more efficient storage (less wastage of space) but on large drives this also makes for slower retrieval times and makes the OS work harder.

But to answer your question, you cannot easily convert NTFS to FAT,and I don't understand why you'd want to go to FAT from NTFS anyway. NTFS has much better security (FAT has none) and is more efficient than FAT.

But to convert to FAT you would need to do the following:

BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST/

Then delete the partition that you wish to convert. This is done by going into Disk Management: right click "My Computer" -> Manage -> Disk Management, which is found under the Storage section. Right click the partition you wish to remove, and click "Delete Volume". This will erase the partition. Once you have done this, you must re-create the partition. This is done by right clicking on an unallocated region of a disk, and selecting "Create Partition". Then click "Create Logical Drive". Bear in mind that Windows cannot format a FAT32 partition that is any larger than 32GB. This is the case because FAT32 is terribly inefficient on volumes that are larger than 32GB: fragmentation becomes a serious problem.

To format this new volume, right click it, and choose Format. Again, if the volume you wish to format is larger than 32GB, FAT32 will not be one of the options available to you in the drop-down box. You will have to create multiple partitions if you want to format a large drive as FAT32. (Oops, there goes the reason you were doing this in the first place)

You would be better off just leaving it alone, and if you must have a bigger drive, either buy a larger drive, or merge 2 partitions. (Using the above method to do so)

Hope that helps.

Dec 25, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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