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Old 01-26-2007, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im sorry if this has been posted before, but i am dying.

My computer has been plauged by "Disk read errors"... could be 30 minutes into a reformatt, or 2 weeks after I do it. I even swapped the Seagate for a Western Digital HD. This didn't fix it.

Doing a little more research I have found quite a few people who have had the same problem, and after having hardware / software checked out found out it was the NTFS File systems stability, they reformatted to FAT32, and said their problems went away.

Is there ANY reason I shouldnt format in FAT32 ? Besides slightly slower load times from HD (not concered about split second differences) can this cause any problems ? Im willing to try anything, this brand new computer is frustrating as ****, 6 reformats in under 4 months. 2 HD's, 3 Shop visits.

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Old 01-26-2007, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FAT32 is the file sormat used in 98 and ME. It is less secure than NTFS. It is also more sloppy than NTFS with how files are stored.

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