NTFS to FAT 32 ???

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rachitboom2

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Hi everybody,
Can anybody Pls. tell me any way to convert my NTFS partition to FAT 32 without loosing any DATA of mine ???

Thanks !!!
 

sailendra

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The only option is to backup your data to a different partition or drive and reformat with Fat32. If the partition contains windows then you need to reinstall windows.
 
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rachitboom2

rachitboom2

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No bro. but Partition Magic didnt work for me the first and the only last time I tried to do something like that !!!

Is there any other way ???
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
Hey guys out here i want to ERASE (FORMAT my hard disk) every bit of data from my hard disk and install a fresh copy of WIN-XP PROFESSIONAL on my c-drive

I am having 3 partitions---->
C (14.11 GB)
D (11.11 GB)
E (11.11 GB)
and i want to use only one operating system (i.e WIN-XP PROF. edition)


So any suggestions as to how can i erase (format) every drive??

Plz help needed......
 

grinning_devil

Cyborg Agent
ashu888ashu888 said:
Hey guys out here i want to ERASE (FORMAT my hard disk) every bit of data from my hard disk and install a fresh copy of WIN-XP PROFESSIONAL on my c-drive

I am having 3 partitions---->
C (14.11 GB)
D (11.11 GB)
E (11.11 GB)
and i want to use only one operating system (i.e WIN-XP PROF. edition)


So any suggestions as to how can i erase (format) every drive??

Plz help needed......

u need to just format the partitions or want to remove the partitions too???
if u just wanna to erase everything WITHOUT removing partitions just simply right click on d: nd e: nd select format frm there... as far as C: is concerned format it frm the setup of winXP...

incase u wanna play around with partitions use partition magic...

:wink:
 
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rachitboom2

rachitboom2

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rachitboom2 said:
No bro. but Partition Magic didnt work for me the first and the only last time I tried to do something like that !!!

Is there any other way ???

Hey my question still remains => Is there any other way ???
 

grinning_devil

Cyborg Agent
i think i replied to "ashu888ashu888", nd quoted his post....

nd rachit u cant convert NTFS to FAT WITHOUT loosing data.....either convert it or loose the DATA...why not copy the data to a diff partition first????
 

khattam_

Fresh Stock Since 2005
rachitboom2 said:
No bro. but Partition Magic didnt work for me the first and the only last time I tried to do something like that !!!

Is there any other way ???
Yeah the evaluation version doesn't work..........................
 
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rachitboom2

rachitboom2

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khattam_ said:
rachitboom2 said:
No bro. but Partition Magic didnt work for me the first and the only last time I tried to do something like that !!!

Is there any other way ???
Yeah the evaluation version doesn't work..........................
Hey dude just who the hell said that it was a evaluation version, it was a full version,
it gave errors while it was doing some conversion and formating, and the system got hanged.

Is there any other way ???
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
grinning_devil wrote:
u need to just format the partitions or want to remove the partitions too???
if u just wanna to erase everything WITHOUT removing partitions just simply right click on d: nd e: nd select format frm there... as far as C: is concerned format it frm the setup of winXP...
incase u wanna play around with partitions use partition magic...

Hey@devil i want to erase everything WITHOUT removing the partitions and also Dude i tried to RIGHT CLIK the particular drives and format it but it started giving me problems yaar :( so i want to FORMAT the HARD DISK using a bootable floopy wich i already have but i dont know the DOS commands to do the formatting so plz if u or any of u guys here can give me the complete list/code of formatting in DOS for all of my 3 PARTITIONS (c,d,e)then i will be gr8ful to u.I am having FAT32 on all 3 of my partitions and want to install a fresh copy of WIN-XP PROF. EDITION on C:drive.

thanx, cheers n peace.... :roll: :roll:
 

grinning_devil

Cyborg Agent
@ashu888ashu888 : what was the error message u recvd when u tried to format it using right click??? have u tried it in safe mode???

still if u need to format it using bootable DOS diskette,the command will be
> format d:
nd
> format e:

thats it ...
 

grinning_devil

Cyborg Agent
rachitboom2 said:
Hey dude just who the hell said that it was a evaluation version, it was a full version,
Is there any other way ???

:eek: :shock: do u think sumone will try to help u with this way of talking???? sheeeeeesh such creatures ... :twisted: shud be banned

nd how many times will u keep on asking "is there any other way??"
there IS NO WAY
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
grinning_devil wrote:
still if u need to format it using bootable DOS diskette,the command will be
> format d:
nd
> format e:

thats it ...

So u mean after the C drive is formatted then i shud go in to format the d and then the e drive?? one by one??

Hey ""devil"" is this step right?? the one wich i am writing down !!

Insert your boot disk in the floppy drive and start the computer. Once the system has completed booting and an A: prompt appears we are ready to start.
Type: format C: /s [press Enter]
This statement tells the system to format your "C" drive and when it is finished to copy the system files to the drive, (the /s switch for 'System'). You can format a different drive this way by using a different drive letter.


but tell me after i hv formatted all my 3 drives then how will i install a fresh copy of WIN-XP on my C frive?? after the formatting is done shud i insert the windows xp professional CD into the cd rom and select the boot preference as the CD ROM and install the OS?? plz suggest?? Dude.......:)
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
thank devil for giving me that link i will surely try that and tell u in evening or 2moro dude.....:p:p :)

cheers n peace.....

ASHU....:p:)
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
grinnig_devil wrote:
@ashu888ashu888....hey check out this link ... http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313348

Hey Devil the link wich u gave me was related to WIN XP installation using the DISK MANAGEMENT WIZARD but thanx for ur help yaar :):). But wat my question was that HOW TO FORMAT USING THE BOOTABLE WIN 98 FLOOPY that I have.and Now since i hv formatted all my 3 drives (c,d,e) now after formatting and restarting,I get a c: prompt (in black background ,much more like a DOS OS :? :? ) so shud i Type in the command "setup" and clik enter and insert my WIN XP CD into my CD ROM DRIVE?? (its F:\ drive for my CD ROM)

Will this querry is NOW HOW TO INSTALL WIN XP PROFESSIONAL EDITION on my newly formatted C: drive.
plz help guys..............

thanx cheers n peace... :p:):p:)
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
grinnig_devil wrote:
@ashu888ashu888....hey check out this link ... http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313348

Hey Devil the link wich u gave me was related to WIN XP installation using the DISK MANAGEMENT WIZARD but thanx for ur help yaar :):). But wat my question was that HOW TO FORMAT USING THE BOOTABLE WIN 98 FLOOPY that I have.and Now since i hv formatted all my 3 drives (c,d,e) now after formatting and restarting,I get a c: prompt (in black background ,much more like a DOS OS :? :? ) so shud i Type in the command "setup" and clik enter and insert my WIN XP CD into my CD ROM DRIVE?? (its F:\ drive for my CD ROM)

Will this querry is NOW HOW TO INSTALL WIN XP PROFESSIONAL EDITION on my newly formatted C: drive.
plz help guys..............

thanx cheers n peace... :p:):p:)
 
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