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Postby BioHazard on Sun May 15, 2005 10:51 pm

What is the difference between fat32 or ntfs ??


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Postby Chrisey Bear on Sun May 15, 2005 10:55 pm

heard this once duno if this is the only diff but

Fat32 - windows 98 and lower
ntfs - windows Me and higher

ntfs is all around better i think
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Postby LuckyNV on Mon May 16, 2005 12:42 am

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Postby BioHazard on Mon May 16, 2005 12:47 am

Thanks guys i see that ntfs is better than fat32.


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Postby I Got Germs on Mon May 16, 2005 12:56 am

If you're on XP and want NTFS you can convert any existing Fat32 volumes to NTFS very easily from the command prompt you know...no need to format either.

Just type 'convert X: /fs:ntfs' (X=drive letter of choice)

Is very handy.

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Postby BioHazard on Mon May 16, 2005 1:01 am

Yes i have got XP and thanks for saying how to do it, but i have just done it with particion magix 8. it took a few minuts and now it's done.


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Postby Little_Devil on Mon May 16, 2005 1:29 am

The major difference is that NTFS can address a larger partition than FAT32.

Also recovery from an XP crash is easier with the NTFS system.
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Postby Energizer_Bat on Mon May 16, 2005 7:58 am

Ntfs does allow larger partition sizes but it also increases security and reliability over fat32, also ntfs allows for more features like quota management and dynamic disks!

Ntfs is not accessible from dos, u'll need need to use a boot disk that reads ntfs partitions to recover any data if windows crashes!
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Postby BioHazard on Mon May 16, 2005 11:03 am

Energizer_Bat wrote:Ntfs does allow larger partition sizes but it also increases security and reliability over fat32, also ntfs allows for more features like quota management and dynamic disks!

Ntfs is not accessible from dos, u'll need need to use a boot disk that reads ntfs partitions to recover any data if windows crashes!


I have two HD's 1 for windows ( ide ) and 1 for all other stuff ( sata ) so if my widows chrash i still have all my data or not ???


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Postby Little_Devil on Mon May 16, 2005 11:20 am

BioHazard wrote:
Energizer_Bat wrote:Ntfs does allow larger partition sizes but it also increases security and reliability over fat32, also ntfs allows for more features like quota management and dynamic disks!

Ntfs is not accessible from dos, u'll need need to use a boot disk that reads ntfs partitions to recover any data if windows crashes!


I have two HD's 1 for windows ( ide ) and 1 for all other stuff ( sata ) so if my widows chrash i still have all my data or not ???


No wories there, as Baty says Ntfs is not accessible from dos, there are however some utilities which you can use, that do allow this.

You can also set up the NTFS, to have a repair facility, so that you can easily restore this from your set up disks.
In most cases you will be able to restore all your files including your windows system.

If you ever get any problems just msn me, I recently had a hdd fail where XP would not start even in safe mode, I managed to find out how to recover the whole system relativeley easily.

Err I did not use the recoverey cause I didn't install it. :oops:
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Postby Energizer_Bat on Tue May 17, 2005 9:25 am

If one of ur hd's fail just boot up using the boot disk u can download from this site:
http://www.ntfs.com/boot-disk.htm

This disk should allow u to copy files from the bad ntfs hd to the good hd.
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