Problem while converting file system

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Hello people,

I tried converting file systems. I ended up completely messed up.

For Windows 98SE and earlier, FAT32 or FAT16 is the type of file to the hard disk. NTFS is the standard for windows XP.

They say that NTFS is faster than FAT32, which is far superior. Especially when defragmenting, FAT32 is more slowly. I've tried to convert as well.

Now I don't even know what happened, I've gone wrong.

Please help.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #128018

Problem while converting file system


You don’t need to install a program to change the file type from FAT32 to NTFS.

  1. Press the Start button.
  2. Go to Run…
  3. Type in "cmd" without the quotes, press OK.
  4. You will then see this:
  5. Go to your C:/ folder, by typing in cd, (or "cd.."just as long till you have reached C:/ ). See above image. Likewise, type in "cd c:" works, as well.
  6. Go to your "My Computer" icon, and see the name of the letter that stands in from of the drive you want to convert!
  7. Back in cmd, Press in "CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS" (without the quotes). The X is for the letter your system drive, or external drive name. (see Step 5)
  8. On the question ‘convert lost chains top files Y/N?‘ press ‘y‘ and continue.
  9. cmd will now check the file system and the rest. If your cmd finishes, your file system is converted to NTFS. You can close down cmd. (If you want to checkif it really did finished, go to ‘My Computer’ and right click on the drive, select ‘Properties’ to see what kind of file system it has).
  10. If cmd says: ‘X: was not converted to NFTS, the conversion failed etc, you must follow the next steps!
  11. As you can see above, my cmd failed the first time. Next solution.
  12. Type in "chkdsk X: /f", where X is the letter of your drive. Wait a while to finish.
  13. You’ll be asked to ‘convert lost chains top files Y/N?‘ press ‘y‘ and continue. Wait for it to finish.
  14.  After this, cmd will say that converting was successful. Check it by going to your computer, and single click on the drive to see what kind of file system your drive has. You may need to repeat step 6. check if you have followed these steps properly.
Answered By 0 points N/A #128019

Problem while converting file system


NTFS is abbreviation of new technology file system and it is used for better security purposes using network it is fast also. You can simply convert your drive form FAT32 to NTFS by right clicking it and then by pressing format, here select NTFS and format your drive once formatted your drive is now converted to NTFS. But in case it is not working then you can try another method.

Second method can be implemented by going to START and then to RUN and type "diskmgmt.msc" a Disk management tool will appear in front of you. You can check your drive here you can also perform different tasks here but what you have to see is check which drive is primary drive and which drive is secondary drive their must should be one primary drive and other may be extended partition or dos partition. If the setting is not like that then change it to the setting i tell you.

And then perform the format operation and you will see that your drive is ready to use.

I hope you are now able to solve your problem.

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