converting drive to ntfs


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PAUL

I'm running XP Pro with 4 users. When I try to convert
the main C drive to ntfs using the Microsoft
instructions, I default at the command prompt to
C:/Setting and Documents\____ Folder for which ever user
is logged in. I can prompt to other drives, but not to a
C drive promnpt When I type in the command for
converting the drive, I always get a message
that "convertc" it is not an internal or external
command, nor a batch file, nor an operable program"
 
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Patrick

PAUL said:
I'm running XP Pro with 4 users. When I try to convert
the main C drive to ntfs using the Microsoft
instructions, I default at the command prompt to
C:/Setting and Documents\____ Folder for which ever user
is logged in. I can prompt to other drives, but not to a
C drive promnpt When I type in the command for
converting the drive, I always get a message
that "convertc" it is not an internal or external
command, nor a batch file, nor an operable program"
In 'Help and Support' type "Convert"

an extract from is;

Examples
To convert the volume on drive E to NTFS and display all messages, type:

convert e: /fs:ntfs /v
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

You can safely convert your hard drive to NTFS whenever desired,
without having to format the partition and reinstall everything. As
always when performing any serious changes, back up any important data
before proceeding, just in case. A little advance preparation is also
strongly recommended, so you can avoid any performance hits caused by
the default cluster size:

Converting FAT32 to NTFS in Windows
http://www.aumha.org/a/ntfscvt.htm


Bruce Chambers

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victory

A little advance preparation is also
strongly recommended, so you can avoid any performance hits caused by
the default cluster size:

Converting FAT32 to NTFS in Windows
http://www.aumha.org/a/ntfscvt.htm
I have just followed the very clear advice given in the above article
and have converted my partitons from FAT32 to NTFS without any
problems.

There is just one thing which I am curious about after having
performed this operation :-

Alec Nichols , in the above article , advises using the programme "
BootIT NG " to ensure that all 4KB clusters in the original FAT 32
system are aligned before converting to NTFS to obviate the danger of
being left after conversion with 512 byte clusters.

I followed this advice and used BootIt NG .

I've no reason to doubt that this procedure was anything other than
successful but would like to look at the resulting cluster size to see
for myself .

How do I check cluster size on NTFS Partitions ?

B.N.
 
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