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This can be a wake up call, to start backing your data up.
Your hard drive may be about to fail, or your Windows installation is in bad condition.
First back up all your important files ( DVD or external HD/usb drive )
Run your system tools ( Right click on C: drive / properties / tools, tick all the boxes and see if it can fix your problems)
Download CCleaner and run the cleaner and registry cleaner.
You can also delete unwanted restore points and remove un needed startup items
Defragment your drives, either windows built in, or use a 3rd party program, I use Auslogics Defrag (free).
Run a Malware scanner, I use Malwarbytes (Free)
If your still having disc check problems, its time for a new hard drive

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What format should I chose to grab it to a PC?


This will depend on which type of computer and operating system you have
if you are referring to formatting your hard drive to a specific format file system NTFS or FAT choose the Ntsf file system is more secure Ntfs is more powerful than Fat or Fat32 and includes features required for hosting Directory as well as other important security features . You can use features such as Active Directory and Domain - based security only by choosing Ntfs your file system Its easy to convert Partitions to Ntfs . The set up programs conversion makes it easy whether your partitions used Fat or Fat32 or the older version of Ntfs .This kind of conversion keeps your files intact (unlike formatting a partition). If you do not need to keep your files intact and you have a FAT or FAT32 partition, it is recommended that you format the partition with NTFS rather than convert from FAT or FAT32. Formatting a partition erases all data on the partition and allows you to start with a clean drive.

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Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the boot-able drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

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Convert FAT or FAT32 File system into NTFS


You can increase the performance of your computer using NTFS (New Technology File System) hard drive volume with windows XP, because this advance file system provides some extra features, for example security, reliability, file encryption and Compression features.
But if you are still using old file systems like FAT or FAT32, you can covert it into NTFS with a simple command. The interesting thing is that you can convert your hard drive volumes file system without losing data on the drive. Follow the giving steps to convert FAT or FAT32 partition to NTFS:
  • First go to Start button then click on Run option.
  • Now type here “CMD” and press Ok to open command prompt.
  • At the command prompt type convert drive letter name: /fs:ntfs
  • For example if you want to convert drive E to NTFS then the command will be “convert e: /fs:ntfs”.
  • Now restart your computer and enjoy NTFS features, but keep in mind you cannot covert back it to FAT or FAT32 again.
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My 1.5 tb mybook has been formatted to fat32, and i cant watch movies on my ps3 no more loads up files really slow even freezes. Also disappears on my laptop sometimes then reappears. But transfers and...


FAT32 was the file type used for the early Windows operating systems. With the release of Windows NT and XP it switched to NTFS file system. FAT32 is still used however to transfer data between Mac and PC. The downside of FAT32 is the files read slower and file size cannot exceed 4GB. If you do not use a Mac I would suggest using the Disk Management utility in Control Panel under Computer Management to convert it to NTFS.

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How do I format this hard drive to a FAT32 hard drive?


Go to My Computer, right click on the drive, go to format. select fat32 on the type list. Remember that this will delete all of the files on the Hard Drive.

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Reformatted loaded with movie files now not recognized by ps3 where did i go wrong thanks in advance


Check what the File System type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be FAT32 in order for the Playstation to recognize it....
FAT32 has a limit of 4 Gigabytes per file, which means some high quality HD movies might have to be split into smaller files, and that makes it less than ideal for some HD content...

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Copying Files to PS3


Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.
  • If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.
  • then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use h:)
  • If you are running Windows, format the drive by going to the command prompt (Vista, right click on command prompt in start menu and click "run as administrator")and type in "format h: /FS:FAT32" (without the quotes). You may need to substitute your drive letter. (note this will not work on XP for a large hard drive - you will have to use a third party formatting utility)
  • If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS (FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This will reformat the drive in FAT-32.

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I have a 250 Gig WD hard drive originally hooked up to Mac OSX 10.5.6.  I put files on it and then a co-worker looks at those files on a PC. Now, she's given the drive back to me to add more files. These...


Greetings.

files bigger than 4 gigs cannot be save on fat32 drives. NTFS file system is capable of saving files bigger than 4 gigs.

The MAC - to PC did nothing to change it. It did not change while she look it at her pc.

If u want to be able to copy files bigger than 4 gigs to your drive, change the format to ntfs.


  • It is easy to convert partitions to NTFS. The Setup program makes conversion easy, whether your partitions used FAT, FAT32, or the older version of NTFS. This kind of conversion keeps your files intact (unlike formatting a partition). If you do not need to keep your files intact and you have a FAT or FAT32 partition, it is recommended that you format the partition with NTFS rather than convert from FAT or FAT32. Formatting a partition erases all data on the partition and allows you to start with a clean drive. Whether a partition is formatted with NTFS or converted using the convert command, NTFS is the better choice of file system. For more information about Convert.exe, after completing Setup, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER. In the command window, type help convert and then press ENTER.
Link to steps and other info

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx

Hope that helps.

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Recently bought a Maxtor portable 250 GB HDD, need to format it to FAT32 so that my Playstation 3 can recognise it, but Vista will not allow it, can only format it to NTFS and exFAT. How can i format the...


You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. Before you begin, note that the FAT32 file system has size limitations. In this version of Windows, you cannot create a FAT32 partition greater than 32 gigabytes (GB). In addition, you cannot store a file larger than 4 GB on a FAT32 partition. For more information, see Comparing NTFS and FAT file systems.
blank.gif Converting a hard disk partition or volume from NTFS to FAT32 requires that you reformat the partition, which will destroy any data on it. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.

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The usb connection on my new Tevion 5705 won't read the music from my usb key. the usb key has been re-formatted to a FAT, and then a FAT32, file system and we have then copied the DOS files onto the usb...


Hello I have the same problem but no body do answers . Maby we change radio {panasonic or oder :-). The usb connection on my new Tevion 5705 won't read the music from my usb key. the usb key has been re-formatted to a FAT, and then a FAT32, file system and we have then copied the DOS files onto the usb key along with music files in mp3 & W4ma types though we still can't seem to get the Tevion 5705 car radio to read the music from the usb key when inserted. We keep getting an 'Error 13' message, can someone please help . my email : zadychladislav@hotmail.com Ladi

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