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2 Hard Drives, One Fat32 the other NTFS


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upspete

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This pc has Winxp installed on a Fat32 drive. Applications run fine off that drive. It has a second drive with the NTFS file system. Applications (games) on that drive run slow and choppy. Mobo, CPU, RAM, video card and PSU recently upgraded to specs below. Could having two different file systems on two different HDDs cause problems?

Asus K8V-X SE
Athlon 64 3000+
512 mb Corsair ValueSelect DDR RAM
Logisys PS480D Power supply
ATI Radeon X700 pro
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Fenor

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Hi upspete! Welcome to G2G!

Check out this SITE from Microsoft on how to convert your FAT32 hard drive to NTFS. I have done this repeatedly both for personal and customer's computers and have never had a problem with the conversion.

Fenor

NOTE:

When you try to convert a volume to NTFS, you receive the following error message at the command prompt:

Convert cannot gain exclusive access to the drive letter drive, so it cannot convert it now. Would you like to schedule it to be converted the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>

This issue occurs when the volume that you are trying to convert is in use, for example, if the drive that you want to convert is the same drive where Windows XP is running.

To resolve this issue, type Y at the command prompt. The volume or drive is converted to NTFS the next time that you start your computer.

Edited by Fenor, 19 February 2006 - 08:41 AM.

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Do you think two different file systems on two different HDDs cause problems?
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FAT32 is a horribly unstable file system, hence why NTFS was created. Windows XP should never be installed on a FAT32 formatted hard drive, but unfortunately alot of of computer system maker's do it. Best thing is to have everything the same file system.

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