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Converting FAT to NTFS...

by edward_gil / July 1, 2004 4:54 AM PDT


Here is my situation. I have a user that installed XP on his home machine. Without knowing he used FAT as the file system and it is now only recognizing the hard drive as being 2GB.

I have run the Convert command in XP and converted the drive to NTFS, but XP still sees it as a 2GB drive.

Is there a step I missed or do I have to just reinstall XP using NTFS to be able to see the full drive?

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Re: Converting FAT to NTFS... does that. Nothing more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 6:43 AM PDT

What you are after is to EXPAND the size of the partition. Microsoft has no non-destruction tools to do this.

Here's a thought. At 2GB it's like a NEW INSTALL. Why not start over and do it right this time?


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Re: Converting FAT to NTFS... does that. Nothing more.
by mp3artists / July 1, 2004 2:33 PM PDT

backup and format. Grin

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