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I've used partition magic several times on NTFS partitions and have never had a problem with it but now I am trying to change the C: partition (windows bootabe) It is on an Acer and the file system is FAT32 I ACER sent it back after a HDD replacement under warranty with 3 partitions on a 100 GB two at 45G and 1 (C at 5G with windows xp on it. well Im tired of seeing the you need to free up some space on drive C: warning every 10 min so I was trying to move about 5 more gigs to it from another drive that hasn't been used at all. I did the usual defrag several times and I can unallocate the space from the otehr drive but every time I try to add any to C: it says that the file size does not match the FAT allocation for this drive. it only does it on C: and im keeping the cylinder size under 1024 as per FAT32 bootable partitions ... any idea how I can fix it?
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Try changing C: to an NTFS filesystem.
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Try changing C: to an NTFS filesystem.
do you think I can convert it without hurting anything, it is the windows partition and it is the boot partition as well?
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do you think I can convert it without hurting anything, it is the windows partition and it is the boot partition as well?
I'm sure you can. Here are several pages and the command itself:

Code:
convert c: /fs:ntfs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php
http://www.ntfs.com/quest3.htm
http://www.tweakxp.com/article36970.aspx

They all say the same thing, I just gave you four, including one by Microsoft themselves to chase off any remaining doubt. And sorry it took me so long to answer.
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No problem for the long time ... Great info there .. Reppies + Thanks alot i'll give it a shot tonight
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should I convert the other drives to NTFS too or just leave them Fat32? P.S it worked for c: and I got the space expanded. Thanks again
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PLeXuS4200 View Post
should I convert the other drives to NTFS too or just leave them Fat32? P.S it worked for c: and I got the space expanded. Thanks again
NTFS supposedly has better performance, better compatibility with Windows (if you use Linux you will want to leave at least one partition FAT32 for file sharing), supports compression, and is a little more secure. Unless there is any upside to FAT32, I'd convert them all.
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