BLUELEN 22:22 15 Oct 04

Can you use Command Prompt and the command
C;\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs
in XP Home to convert without loss of data.

Apparently ok in XP PRO. Thanks

  VoG II 22:24 15 Oct 04


  BLUELEN 22:29 15 Oct 04

Thanks I presume as the hard drive has 2 partitions then to convert each partition you substitute the relevant drive letter?

  VoG II 22:30 15 Oct 04

Yes, absolutely correct.

  woodchip 22:33 15 Oct 04

You have the Wrong Syntax Not




  BLUELEN 22:36 15 Oct 04

Thanks for speedy reply will pass on advice to daughter. Just one thing as this was a brand new laptop partitioned by the company (Acer) why did they make the drives FAT32 rather then NTFS?
Thanks again for your help.

  woodchip 22:39 15 Oct 04

Win98 cannot read NTFS, so if you connect to a Comp with NTFS it may not be able to read the file system

  BLUELEN 23:00 15 Oct 04

Daughter has tried to execute command
C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs but gets message saying C:\ not recognised. Got command from
click here Is this right? Thanks

  VoG II 23:05 15 Oct 04

Nope. What she needs to do is as follows.

Start, Run, Type


and click OK.

She should now be looking at a black screenn with something like


at that prompt she needs to type

CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

and press the Enter key.

  powerless 23:06 15 Oct 04

Are you typing: C:\>? If you are don't.

Just type: CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

  BLUELEN 23:15 15 Oct 04


Have followed your instructions message now asks for C drive volume label. On properties it says the drive has been partitioned to 18.1GB Is this what it wants and if so is it expressed as 18.1gb? Thanks

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