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Old 08-11-2004, 04:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help i'm goin' out of my mind.

I wanted to convert my 1 hard drive from fat32 to NTFS so i used Partition magic everything seemed to go well,after an hour or so i wanted to go to my other drive 2 go play some online games, so i tried switching over but nothing happend just a black screen,so i went back 2 my main drive to try and figure thing's out,after a while of reading sum thing's online about Partition magic somtime's screwing up the other drive when you convert i thought i'd switch back to Fat32, that's when the crap started to hit the fan after i switched back and rebooted i could not get in to either of my drive's, i tried everything i could think of but nothing worked i got so mad i just said screw it i'll just format everything,after formatting i tried loading up my windows cd and half way thru i got a black screen that come up in the corner saying error writing to drive c,i get the same error when i tried to load windows on my D drive,my main drive is a maxtor so after i tried everything i could think of i went 2 the maxtor site and got maxblast and powermax,after running powermax it said my drive was good and fine,so i ran maxblast next, it seemed to work fine i did everything it said, tried to load windows again and got the same thing,went back to maxblast did a low level format same thing won't load up,this is starting 2 piss me off big time i've been sitting at my computer since 2 o'clock this afternoon now it's 4 in the moring and and i've gone thru 4 pot's of coffee, if anyone can help i would appreciate it.

PLEASE HELP ME!!! I think i'm gonna die from caffeine soon.
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanx MicroBell it works now, i'm sorry but i didn't see your post on this, i did do a search but a combo of coffee and reading stuff all night has left me just about completly blind

Once again Thank you.
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I dont think NTFS is backwards compatible, once you set filing system to NTFS and go back to FAT32 with out actually deleting the partion and formatting.
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You have to FDISK, or delete the partition then create it again. NTFS is not backwards compatible.
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