NTFS to FAT32?


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adman9000

Hi guys I wonder if anyone could help me out here. Basically, I got a
new PC about a week ago which came preloaded with XP. After messing
around with it a bit too much, the whole system basically became
unusable so as it was pretty new, I thought I would format the hard
drive and start over, as it came with a bunch of software I didn't
really want anyway. However, I didn't realize I wasn't sent out the XP
CD, and after speaking to the guys I bought the PC off of, they said
they'll send it down in a couple of weeks. I have a Win98 CD still, so
thought I would re-install that first and use that for a while until my
XP CD came, but after formatting the system, when I tried to run the
Win98 intsallation through DOS, it said that becuse my hard drive was
partitioned in NTFS, it couldnt do the install - it needs to be changed
into the FAT32 format. I tried to use the fdisk utility on my 98 boot
disk, but this just freezes up every time I try and either delete or
activate a partition. Does anyone know how to change my hard drive
partition from NTFS to FAT32 using either the 98 boot disk or CD, or am
I stuck with no PC until the CD is sent down? :mad:
Thanks,

Adam
 
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Shenan Stanley

adman9000 said:
Hi guys I wonder if anyone could help me out here. Basically, I got a
new PC about a week ago which came preloaded with XP. After messing
around with it a bit too much, the whole system basically became
unusable so as it was pretty new, I thought I would format the hard
drive and start over, as it came with a bunch of software I didn't
really want anyway. However, I didn't realize I wasn't sent out the
XP CD, and after speaking to the guys I bought the PC off of, they
said they'll send it down in a couple of weeks. I have a Win98 CD
still, so thought I would re-install that first and use that for a
while until my XP CD came, but after formatting the system, when I
tried to run the Win98 intsallation through DOS, it said that becuse
my hard drive was partitioned in NTFS, it couldnt do the install - it
needs to be changed into the FAT32 format. I tried to use the fdisk
utility on my 98 boot disk, but this just freezes up every time I try
and either delete or activate a partition. Does anyone know how to
change my hard drive partition from NTFS to FAT32 using either the 98
boot disk or CD, or am I stuck with no PC until the CD is sent down?
:mad:
Re-partition.
Get a boot disk from www.bootdisk.com and use FDISK to erase old partitions
and create new ones.
 
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Conor

Hi guys I wonder if anyone could help me out here. Basically, I got a
new PC about a week ago which came preloaded with XP. After messing
around with it a bit too much, the whole system basically became
unusable so as it was pretty new, I thought I would format the hard
drive and start over, as it came with a bunch of software I didn't
really want anyway. However, I didn't realize I wasn't sent out the XP
CD, and after speaking to the guys I bought the PC off of, they said
they'll send it down in a couple of weeks. I have a Win98 CD still, so
thought I would re-install that first and use that for a while until my
XP CD came, but after formatting the system, when I tried to run the
Win98 intsallation through DOS, it said that becuse my hard drive was
partitioned in NTFS, it couldnt do the install - it needs to be changed
into the FAT32 format. I tried to use the fdisk utility on my 98 boot
disk, but this just freezes up every time I try and either delete or
activate a partition. Does anyone know how to change my hard drive
partition from NTFS to FAT32 using either the 98 boot disk or CD, or am
I stuck with no PC until the CD is sent down? :mad:
Thanks,
www.bootitng.com

Download the trial and burn the ISO to a CD. Boot with it and use it to
convert from NTFS to FAT32.
 

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