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June 6, 2004 12:23:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Ok. I recently had Windows 98, but I deleted everything
on my pc, and reinstalled Windows XP Home. Basically,
starting from scratch all over again. During the setup of
Windows XP I was asked " would you like to convert FAT32
to NTFS ?". I clicked "Yes", because this was my whole
main intent of me even getting Windows XP. So, after
Windows XP finished its whole installation, I checked
my "C Drive" to see if it had converted from FAT32 to
NTFS, and it didn't.

After this I try to convert it from the "Command Prompt"
I enter the command "C:/fs:ntfs" ,but then I get a
message saying "Convert can't run, because the volume is
in use by another process, convert may run if volume is
dismounted first. All open handles to this volume will
then be invaild. Would you like to force a dismount on
this volume?". I typed "Yes". Then I get a message
saying " Convert failed to dismount the volume convert
cant gain exclusive access to the "C Drive", so it cant
be converted now. Would you like to schedule it to be
converted the next time the system restarts?". I then
typed "Yes", and it tell me "The conversion will take
place automatically the next time the system restarts".
After reading this I get alittle happy.

Basically, I have tried EVERYTHING to convert from FAT32
to NTFS...And nothing is working for me...Then reason I
got Windows XP, was to convert to NTFS, and plus I needed
the upgrade...Can you please help me out?

PS - Thanxs For Reading My Long Problem.

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Anonymous
June 6, 2004 2:21:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Greetings --

You can safely convert the partition to NTFS whenever desired,
without having to format the partition and reinstall everything. As
always when performing any serious changes, back up any important data
before proceeding, just in case. A little advance preparation is also
strongly recommended, so you can avoid any performance hits caused by
the default cluster size:

Converting FAT32 to NTFS in Windows
http://www.aumha.org/a/ntfscvt.htm


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"Rodney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:207501c44b75$9c4438b0$7d02280a@phx.gbl...
> Ok. I recently had Windows 98, but I deleted everything
> on my pc, and reinstalled Windows XP Home. Basically,
> starting from scratch all over again. During the setup of
> Windows XP I was asked " would you like to convert FAT32
> to NTFS ?". I clicked "Yes", because this was my whole
> main intent of me even getting Windows XP. So, after
> Windows XP finished its whole installation, I checked
> my "C Drive" to see if it had converted from FAT32 to
> NTFS, and it didn't.
>
> After this I try to convert it from the "Command Prompt"
> I enter the command "C:/fs:ntfs" ,but then I get a
> message saying "Convert can't run, because the volume is
> in use by another process, convert may run if volume is
> dismounted first. All open handles to this volume will
> then be invaild. Would you like to force a dismount on
> this volume?". I typed "Yes". Then I get a message
> saying " Convert failed to dismount the volume convert
> cant gain exclusive access to the "C Drive", so it cant
> be converted now. Would you like to schedule it to be
> converted the next time the system restarts?". I then
> typed "Yes", and it tell me "The conversion will take
> place automatically the next time the system restarts".
> After reading this I get alittle happy.
>
> Basically, I have tried EVERYTHING to convert from FAT32
> to NTFS...And nothing is working for me...Then reason I
> got Windows XP, was to convert to NTFS, and plus I needed
> the upgrade...Can you please help me out?
>
> PS - Thanxs For Reading My Long Problem.
!