Convert NTFS drive back to FAT32

  clayton 12:20 11 May 2003
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How can i revert a disk with NTFS to FAT 32 i have tried my win 98 boot disk but that didnt work.

  clayton 12:24 11 May 2003

its ok ive done it lol thanks anyway.

  powerless 12:40 11 May 2003

You cannot change an NTFS drive back to a FAT drive using Windows.

Do use a third party?

  Zaxifone 12:42 11 May 2003

Partition Magic does it...

Z.

  Rayuk 12:45 11 May 2003

You can use the WinXP instal to format the drive to Fat32

  powerless 12:50 11 May 2003

Yes i know...

But if a drive is already formatted in NTFS you cannot change it back to FAT32 via windows. (ignore the formatting for now)

Thats where i asked the question "Do use a third party?"

To which Zaxifone replied saying PM can do it.

The only way to get the drive back to FAT32 with windows (without a third party) is to format the drive and choose FAT32 as the file system.

  Rayuk 13:14 11 May 2003

Point taken was misreading your comments.

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