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Hi, I just bought my new laptop and was planning to turn it into a Windows Vista soon as well but cant seem to figure out if I should turn my fat32 drive into ntfs. Also for some reason, I heard that it is really hard to get rid of malware if kept at fat32, is that true? Anyways my new laptop had a little program on the desktop that was called ntfs converter and looks like this

http://img150.images...879/ntfsvm8.jpg


i was wondering if it is ok for me to keep stuff at fat32 and if it is better to turn it into NTFS, how would i convert it into that? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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http://www.microsoft..._october01.mspx

Go with NTFS if you can, it is easy to change over to NTFS but not back to FAT32. I never heard about viruses being hard to remove on FAT32, but I not an expert on that, I can ask one of our experts for you if you like.

Vista was going to have a new files system called WinFS but I think that was droped

Edited by Michael, 14 January 2007 - 03:30 AM.

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Ok if it changes my D drive, would my C drive be left as fat32. Because I have 2 drives and my C drive is called Local disk, and my D was a add on called DATA. So basiclaly i think i am still confused about how to change it that all. :/
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I got every thing from C: drive to I: drive :whistling:

http://www.microsoft...convertfat.mspx

That explains how to do it in detail, if you get stuck I can help you. It you change D: that will not affect C:, they can both be different file system with out any problems at all. At times I have has a mix of FAT FAT32 and NTFS.
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Ok thanks a lot but now my only problem is what do I type for the final bottom? Here is a picture:

http://img406.images...3544/cmdfh0.png
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You said is the post before last the volume label for D:\ drive is DATA
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Ok thanks alot i was able to ocnver it to NTFS on the D drive, so what do you think ..should i leave my C:/ as Fat32 or change that as well to NTFS..I dont think i would ever need the fat32 system for anything below xp that y.

Also, I was wondering how come ever since i changed it to NTFS on my D:/ drive my cpu usage has skyrocketed to about 48% when before it was about lower than 17%??
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You may as well change C:\ to NTFS, but before you do...

17% is way WAY WAY WAY to high, I won't even say what 48% is!

Please read http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html and then post a log in the Malware forum, once clean come back here. And the change you C:\ drive to NTFS

When you post in the malware forum, link to this thread, to give a bit of background info to who ever helps you.

EDIT: my CPU usage droped to 0% after a few seconds when I checked it. I got about 6 programs open.

Edited by Michael, 16 January 2007 - 03:01 AM.

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