Okay i need someone to elaborate me in using steps as i am getting a lot of replies very differently from all of the people i have asked.. While in XP SETUP IT ASKS YOU TO CONVERT TO NTFS! and it peforms conversation.. but when you just go with the option Format the partition using NTFS? WHT DOES IT DO?? While you have FAT32 currently.. it converts to ntfs and formats the partition no? Confused in such options.. enlighten me the XP SETUP AND ACTIONS.