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NSW/NIS 2002 Corrupt Registry

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BugMaster, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. BugMaster

    BugMaster Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2001
    For starters, I am running Windows XP Home, and I have 2 physical disks, and 3 partitions total. My C: Drive (10GB) is off disk 1, a 20 gig. C: is NTFS. My d: is disk 2, a 30 gig FAT32. My E: drive is also off of disk 1, and is FAT32. Whenever I have installed a Norton product, I get a BSOD before the welcome screen. It says that the registry is irreparably corrupted. I try booting to last good settings, but no effect. I contacted Symantec, and they said it was due to the NTFS/FAT32 conflict. I have PartitionMagic 7, so I could convert back to FAT32 (last time I tried I had to reformat), but I like NTFS security.

    So, two questions:
    1. Would converting D: and E: to NTFS help?
    2. Is it true that some apps are incompatible with NTFS (mainly games, some slightly older)

    If there is no incompatibility, I'll just convert the other two partitions. If there is, would just converting E: (the other disk 1 partition) work? All i have on C: is windows, all I have on E: is Office XP, PM7, and (when installed) Norton products. D: is only one partition, and I use it for data, files, and games.

    Thanks for any available help.
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    Some games go into a DOS mode and NTFS is not supported within it, so converting all drives to NTFS is dependent on your applications. I would ask yourself do you really need the Norton application? There are usually alternative products.
  3. elsinaj


    Aug 14, 1999
    Which Norton tool is it?

    A lot of those tools do direct disk access when not specifically written for NT/2000.

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