Hard drive partition question

  Flak999 13:15 27 Nov 2004

High have just taken delivery of an acer ferrari 3800 notebook, and am very pleased with it. however on examining the hard drive which is 80gb i find it is formatted with two 40gb partitions and is FAT32 not NTFS, can anyone explain why this should be? I am running XPpro with SP2 installed. Would I be better to change to NTFS or just leave it alone?


  VoG II 13:20 27 Nov 2004

You can convert the partitions click here

  bremner 13:22 27 Nov 2004

It is set to FAT32 so the purchaser has the chioce of leaving it or changing to NTFS which is easy just a few clicks and no loss of data.

NTFS to FAT32 means a reformat.

Why it is partitioned you would have to ask Acer - mine was as well, it just seems thats the way they supply their machines.

  Flak999 13:30 27 Nov 2004

Thank you for the quick and informative answers!

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