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i know ntfs is newer, thats about it. i d like to know what the difference is
    
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security, compression ability, file by file encryption

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ok do you think ntfs is that much better or if HD gives a blu screen saying file system type error and i tried ntfs 5 times, i should try FAT and see if it works?
    
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It almost sounds like you have physical errors on the HD. Are you actually reformatting the hardrive when you get this error? Did you do the SLOW ntfs format? Also what operating system are you running? I don't think NTFS supports Dual OS....you may be better off with FAT32....

This is only what I have heard or read, I am by no means even close to being an expert, I would suggest reading the link I sent. I studied NTFS vs. FAT32 when I got my MCP ,but thas was a while back and my mind and memory are burned out from college....
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ok do you think ntfs is that much better or if HD gives a blu screen saying file system type error and i tried ntfs 5 times, i should try FAT and see if it works?
You should try a low level format. Sounds like that drive has an issue maintaining it's partition table. Might have a lower level issue there. Boot to the drive makers diag disk and test it.

EDIT: You can have more than one OS on the same drive as long as they are on different partitions NTFS or not.
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I don't think NTFS supports Dual OS....you may be better off with FAT32....
The new OS would be on a different partition. FAT32 Might be better for you since you use linux, last I checked there is no NTFS write support in linux, only read support. So if you install Windows on a FAT32 partition then you can have write support in linux.

That is what I did on my 120GB storage drive so I could use it in both OS's. It works perfectly fine so far.
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well im sure it is file system that what mce guys said but hard drives are not my forte (OCing and CPUs are) and im not sure if FAT will be less efficient to the extent which i notice the difference
edit: thanks yeah im goin fat32 cause i use linux in another partition
    
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well im sure it is file system that what mce guys said but hard drives are not my forte (OCing and CPUs are) and im not sure if FAT will be less efficient to the extent which i notice the difference
edit: thanks yeah im goin fat32 cause i use linux in another partition
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