I've seen lots of discussion on this issue, but very little conclusion - anybody seen anything that has some facts and conclusions about the relative merits of NTFS vs FAT32 for an XP Pro setup for home use? (when File Security is not a big issue, since it's a stand-alone PC).
If you are not going to be dual-booting with another OS, then NTFS is the only way to go. There is no question about it, NTFS is the superior FS. Not only do you get file security but you also get smaller cluster sizes (less wasted disk space, but slightly slower performance), built-in compression support, support for larger hard drives, support for file indexing, less fragmentation, more robust (less likely for the file system to be corrupt), etc. As you can see, the list can go on and on. NTFS is the way to go.
AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
Well, labdog, it appears that you and I are in the same boat I am afraid... We (the dumb and stupid) live a hard life I suppose. I'll just say "Whoo Hooo!! you da man!!" [in my best football cheering tone] and all is well.