acer laptop,with c and d drive can i convert to

  frankie 08:04 02 Feb 2007

acer laptop,with c and d drive can i convert to ntfs and put it into one drive without losing my stuff?also i believe there is a hidden recovery partition on the d drive,or is it fresh install, thanks for looking

  ed-0 09:04 02 Feb 2007

" with c and d drive can i convert to ntfs "

Yes you can, but be aware that in some cases the recovery boot C\D has failed to kick start the recovery partition. If you do convert it may be prudent to image the entire hard drive, including the recovery partition to a separate drive, just in case it goes pear shaped if you every need to do a recovery. There will be a hidden partition but essential files will always be written to the "C" drive.

In my opinion.

The best is always to convert "D" and leave "C".

" put it into one drive without losing my stuff?"

Yes you can merge both drives into one, it is very easy to do. Unfortunately you would need specialised software to do it 100% safely and that costs.

Why do you want the filing system to be changed to NTFS?

  scotty 13:47 02 Feb 2007

I suggest you have a look at this site: click here

You will find lots of information and advice on this subject.

  frankie 14:28 02 Feb 2007

thanks for that believe ntfs is more stable runnung xp pro,is this so cheers, thanks scotty will have read up

  malikbhai 14:44 02 Feb 2007

Go to And download bootdisk for winodws 98 then create a partition.
format it using NTFS.
Install OS but Recovery partition might not work

  Whaty 16:39 02 Feb 2007

Bookmark. Thanks Scotty

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