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Convert FAC32 to NTSF

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LRH, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. LRH

    LRH Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I tried entering the command to convert from fact32 to NTSF

    I get the error message

    conversion from fact32 volume to ntsf is not available

    Could anyone tel me why please?
     
  2. 8dalejr.fan

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    For one thing, isn't it FAT32, not FAC32 or FACT32?
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    What Operating System are your running??
    The correct syntax would be:

    convert C: /fs:ntfs
     
  4. LRH

    LRH Thread Starter

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    Sorry that was a keying error...

    Its XP Pro
     
  5. LRH

    LRH Thread Starter

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    Right i now have a new message -

    conver cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
    convert may run if this volume is dismounted first
    all open handles to this volume would then be invalid
    would you like to force a dismount on this volume Y/N?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    If you're trying to convert your boot drive, the system has to reboot to convert it, since it obviously can't convert it while Windows is running. If this is a different logical drive, shutdown all the running applications, and anything you can in the system tray, and say yes to the forced dismount.
     
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