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IM SO ANNOYED
Acer and their new stupid way of putting the recovery cds on a 'hidden partition' is the stupidest thing ive ever seen. what was so bad with a recovery cd anyway?

i have recently erm...aquired vista to try before i buy
and it wont let me install on my disk thats not ntfs...okay fair enough.
so i go to try and convert my C: drive and it wont let me? yet it will let me convert by data parition. i could install it on that but i dont want to

any ideas how i can convert my C: (system) from fat32 to ntfs?

also a little of topic i know, but every time i touch the touchpad i get a buzzing noise and its driving me nuts, anyone else ever had this problem?

thanks
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To find out more information about Convert.exe
1.After completing Setup, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
2.In the command window, type help convert and then press ENTER. Information about converting FAT volumes to NTFS is made available
Quote:
To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
1.Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
2.In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.

Important Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data, including programs and personal files, on the partition.
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...onvertfat.mspx


I hope that helps you out or at least gets you going in the right direction. Don't forget to back everything up first. Better safe than sorry.

Edit: Can you create a recovery cd off the information in the hidden partition?
Edit2: Re: the buzziing noise - not sure about that - my guess is the touchpad sensitivity is set too high?
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Thanks heaps, worked like a charm. couldnt do it while the drive was mounted apparently, which explains why i was not able to do it through disk managment.
simply forced a dismount and it did it on restart =D

and yes you can create a recovery cd from the data of the partition but i read in the manual (yes i read a manual for once haha) that you had to use the erecovery utility. well what good is that if i cant boot windows? for example.
im not sure if its a boot disk. but its worth a try.

AND **** lol that buzzing is driving me insane. even during post when you touch it, it does it. its quite bizzare. i tried changing the settings but bo luck. ill try reposting it in another location later.

Thanks for your help
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Glad I could help. It is nice to be able to give something back to the forum. Thanks for the rep
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