Back to FAT 32

  redshift300 15:57 09 Dec 05

Is it possible to convert a Hard Drive back to FAT32 after it has been formatted to NTFS by reformatting it.
Many thanks in advance.

  jimv7 15:58 09 Dec 05

Not as far as I know without formatting the hard disk drive, and why would you want to.

  Freddog™ 15:59 09 Dec 05

Yes, if you reformat it you can. The easiest way is to stick the XP disk in and click Format using Fat32 or something.


  Thalmus 16:00 09 Dec 05

When you format your disk it should ask you what file system you want, choose either FAT32 or NTFS

  Devil Fish 16:02 09 Dec 05


you will need boot disk win98 would do boot up with disk in at the A:\ prompt type fdisk then hit enter you will need to delete the partition exit

go back into fdisk create a partition you will need to restart then at A:\prompt type format c:

  Freddog™ 16:35 09 Dec 05

Why do you want to?

  Thalmus 16:56 09 Dec 05

Maybe its for installing windows 95/98/Me

  stylehurst 17:15 09 Dec 05

If you use a third party program such as Acronis Partition Magic you can reformat back to Fat 32 without destroying your data

  geewis357 17:49 09 Dec 05

Why does anyone wish to go back to fat 32, this seems to be a step backwards

  Audeal 19:31 09 Dec 05

Convert NTFS to Fat32:

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:FAT32.
Convert.exe attempts to convert the partition to FAT32.

  woodchip 19:58 09 Dec 05

You would have to use Killdisk then resetup drive by using a Win98se boot floppy and Fdisk to create new partition then Format it as Fat32

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