Converting Laptop from FAT32 to NTFS problems

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Sy12uP

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wasup all, I just bought an Acer Aspire 3000 Series notebook computer. I have a Windows XP Professional disc that I want to to install but I want to convert the FIles system from FAT32 to NTFS. However, It will not do it. I tried the Run command Convert "C: /fs:NTFS" but that does not work. When I try to format the drive and change it to the NTFS file format in the Windows XP setup, using the Windows XP Pro disc it says to check the disc for errors. The disc works fine I used it on another computer. Can anyone help me on this please. Thanks
 

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Delete the existing partition during setup. Then recreate the partition and do a full NTFS format.
 

Sy12uP

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It wont let me delete it because it says it has system files being used.
 

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Are you doing this from the Install disc or from within windows? Make a bootable floppy disk and download DelPart onto the disk. Boot with the flopy and use Delpart to Remove the partition.
 

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I'am doing this from the install disc. Let me try the delpart thing.
 
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