Converting Back To FAT32

By Cucumber
Jul 10, 2002
  1. Hey....i have a n00b of a friend, who installed Win2000 Pro, and then for some reason decided he didnt like it...dont ask:confused:
    ....anyways, when installing he converted to NTFS!:rolleyes: And, now he cant Format C:, or convert back to could he go about doing this?


  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    run fdisk in dos mode from a boot floppy. delete non dos partition. then create primary dos partition. restart. format c:
  3. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Thanks:grinthumb thats wat i told him to do yesterday, but i wasnt 100% sure it would work! Phew:rolleyes:
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    no matter what file systems you use on a hard drive, they can be removed, the drive returned to an unformatted state, and then reformatted with some other file system.
  5. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    So what is a file system? I hear that the location of info on a disk is contained on the inside of the disk. So where is disk file system and how does it work, do all disk automatically mount and are compressed that why newer file systems are more efficant ?
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