FAT32 to NTFS

  Hogwarts 15:20 09 May 2006
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I've just converted the file system on my HD from FAT32 to NTFS and my PC seems to be booting up and running a lot slower. Is there something else I should be doing?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:44 09 May 2006

It should be running faster and with more disk space available.

try running check disk and defrag the disk.

  yaesu 17:49 09 May 2006

I tried this on an elderly pc (AMD 400Mhz) with W2000 and experienced much the same effect.yaesu

  mgmcc 23:33 09 May 2006

I seem to recall reading that NTFS is less efficient in a drive that has been converted from FAT32 than if it was formatted as NTFS in the first place.

  Totally-braindead 23:36 09 May 2006

mgmcc I must admit I've never heard this before I was under the same impression as Fruit Bat /\0/\. I would try the defrag as he has suggested first as the conversion from FAT 32 to NTFS may fragment the files, I'm not sure about this as I've never done it but theres no harm in doing a defrag anyway.

  Granger 12:56 10 May 2006

Converting from FAT32 (as supplied) to NTFS made my Acer 803 Travelmate so slow it was basically useless. Had to use the recovery disks. Works fine in FAT32.

  Hogwarts 10:12 12 May 2006

Thanks for the help. I've run defrag and it seems to be better.

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