NTFS need this answer fast please

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i have windows me right now,if i format it than install xp, does my hard drive change to NTFS? thx !!
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Only if you want it to, it should prompt you to choose between FAT, FAT32, and NTFS. Also remember if it does format the HD then you lose all data on that drive :D
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NTFS is better right?
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it depends on your point of view, FAT32 is easier to Boot to if you have a problem with your hard drive. NTFS has it's advantages over FAT32 in file naming and a few other areas that I can't think of right now. But it is entirly up to you. If you have a 40gig HD you could make a small partition of FAT32 and load the OS there (5 gigs or so) and make a bigger partition and have it NTFS the remaining 35gigs or what ever you want.
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from what i know, you can't access an NTFS partition on the same drive
from an OS loaded on any FAT. So, that setup would be useless to him.

did something change to XP?

personally, I would recommend using NTFS for everything. I think it's
far more stable and definitely more secure.
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That's why I said load the OS on the FAT partition and you can manipulate the data around a little easier than on a NTFS partition. If you booted from a floppy disk. That is the configuration I have on this PC so with any FAT32 boot disk I can boot from a floppy if something happens to my hard drive. If you have a HD with all NTFS and you didn't plan a head you maybe in a bit of a pickle.
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thanks for the advice guys
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well if he does that, you can't access that part of the drive from the OS
on FAT43...so what's the point? Kinda seems like a waste. But I see
your point, I just don't use it that way myself, and he asked for opinions.
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:D here is a pic of my hard drive configuration

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my win2k is loaded on the FAT32 and all of my data for the most part is on the NTFS partition, Enjoy :D


but your right he did ask for opinions :D I just like being stubborn
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what kind program are u using there?
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administrative tools - disk management

windows 2k & XP maybe ME have it, it allows you to manage your computer in a different way and there are tools there that don't appear anywhere else. If you have it, it would be in the control panel or maybe listed in the program files. I croped the pic down to a smaller format, and not to show some of the data ;) enjoy :D
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ModernDestroyer wrote:
my win2k is loaded on the FAT32 and all of my data for the most part is on the NTFS partition

i don't get it...how can this be? How can you access an NTFS partition on
the same drive as your FAT32?? makes 0 sense...
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when the OS loads properly there is no problems moving data from NTFS to FAT32. If I were to boot from a floppy to a command prompt the NTFS partition wouldn't be available. Oh here is the kicker for you UNFLUX I have two PROGRAM FILES folders one on the C: and one on the D: half of my programs are loaded on the C: and the other half on the D: . They both load the same and work as if it was one folder on one drive. This I guess would be one of the good points of windows :twisted: even thou it's only one of the two good points :D

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