Convert to NTFS


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Frank

After many attempts and help from you good guys.... Finally "Convert"
ran to completion and gave me a NTFS hard drive.

BUT, the ending drive (my C: drive) was not bootable.
From Acronis Trueimage I tried to Restore the MBR and Track 0 ... no
luck on a bootable drive.
So, Restored back to FAT32.

Ideas?
 
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Rick

Frank said:
After many attempts and help from you good guys.... Finally "Convert"
ran to completion and gave me a NTFS hard drive.

BUT, the ending drive (my C: drive) was not bootable.
From Acronis Trueimage I tried to Restore the MBR and Track 0 ... no
luck on a bootable drive.
So, Restored back to FAT32.

Ideas?
Partition Magic will do the job but, it is a Norton product and some
people do not like their products. :)

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Andrew E.

As microsoft has said "once converted to NTFS from FAT32,thier is no
restore back to FAT32" its a one time process..Try recovery console from
xp cd,in recovery,type:CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS
 
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Bill in Co.

Yes, there is, if you use third party tools.
As microsoft has said "once converted to NTFS from FAT32,thier is no
restore back to FAT32" its a one time process..Try recovery console from
xp cd,in recovery,type:CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS
 
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Unc G

Yes, there is, if you use third party tools.
Partition Magic is the leading candidate... but there are NO
guarantees that moving back to FAT32 will work. BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP
before you attempt to do it.

Here's an article about making such a converson:

http://faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1820

Here's a quote from that, about "Partition Tragic":

"Partition Magic allows you to convert an NTFS partition back to
FAT32, but there is a reason that Partition Magic is not so lovingly
referred to as "Partition Tragic". Often conversions simply fail, or
worse, destroy data."
 
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Bill in Co.

Yes, it seems to be somewhat risky, even with PM. Wonder why he wanted to
do it in the first place. Maybe to be seeable and shareable in some
Win9x dual boot situation (just guessing)
 
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Frank

I converted to NTFS and my drive was not bootable.
So, I did a Restore and went back to FAT32 from a backup using Trueimage.

My question was.... any ideas why my drive was not bootable after the
conversion to NTFS.
Did I miss a step somewhere?
 
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John Smith

Partition Magic will do the job but, it is a Norton product and some
people do not like their products. :)
I'd like to make this distinction: Partition Magic was a PowerQuest
product. BOUGHT OUT by Norton and, as far as I know neglected. As was
DriveImage. I like PartitionMagic, but I don't think I'd completely
trust it to convert a live partition without a good image or clone
backup first.
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