Convert WD 640GB Elements FAT32 to NTFS

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Bob, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    It's a new drive with nothing on it.
    I started converting it from an Amin command prompt
    about 5 hours ago.

    The LED on the drive is flashing and the Task Manager
    shows it's running but other than that I have no indication
    that it is in fact actually running.

    Below is what the command prompt window displays.
    It has not changed at all in the 5 hours.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    How long does this process usually take?


    Windows is verifying files and folders...
    File and folder verification is complete.
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
    624,976,672 KB total disk space.
    160 KB in 5 hidden files.
    32 KB in 1 folders.
    32 KB in 1 files.
    624,976,416 KB are available.

    32,768 bytes in each allocation unit.
    19,530,521 total allocation units on disk.
    19,530,513 allocation units available on disk.

    Determining disk space required for file system conversion...
    Total disk space: 625129272 KB
    Free space on volume: 624976416 KB
    Space required for conversion: 843485 KB
    Converting file system
     
    Bob, Mar 28, 2009
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    Tom Guest

    I think I recall that converting an empty drive or partition took very
    little time...

    -tom
     
    Tom, Mar 28, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    2 minutes for 500 GIG drive here
     
    Peter Foldes, Mar 28, 2009
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    LVTravel Guest


    Why convert an empty drive. Simply reformat with NTFS. Much better than
    attempting the convert as there may be issues with sector boundaries. See
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php
     
    LVTravel, Mar 28, 2009
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  5. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thanks LVTravel!

    That is exactly what I eventually did and it worked
    like a charm.
     
    Bob, Mar 28, 2009
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    convert NTFS to FAT32

    How do you think get something useful information about convert NTFS to FAT32, I just got the information from my friend, and I’d like to share with you all. Just hope we can solve the boring problem together.:)
    see it in my home page.
    extend-partition.com/resource/convert-ntfs-to-fat32-partition.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
    hello2012, Jul 27, 2010
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