Can't select FAT32, can I still go back to it?

  jediknight007 21:09 03 Feb 2003

Hi, I have just bought a new Maxtor 60GB ATA133 7200rpm hard drive and I found that I was only able to select NTFS (quick) or just NTFS, not FAT32 like I have been able to with my other hard drives. Since I wanted to start up my PC as quick as possible, I had to choose NTFS. However, am I able to still convert back to FAT32? I play games most of the time and that NTFS might cause some problems for it.

  jediknight007 21:59 03 Feb 2003

Hi, I also have a problem when I'm booting up my PC. It detects my hard drive as Primary Slave and then my CD-RW drive as Secondary Slave but then it also mentions Secondary Master ATAPI Incompatible. Does this mean anything to you guys? I will try and fiddle about with the jumper settings and see if that makes a difference.

  BRYNIT 22:42 03 Feb 2003

You will need to reformat the hard drive for Fat32
Also check you have the hard drives setup correctly. click here

  ellas 22:46 03 Feb 2003

see if this helps click here

  jediknight007 23:02 03 Feb 2003

Well, this was the exact message when I tried setting the hard drive and CD-RW drive to cable select:

Pri Slave: YAR41BW0 Maxtor 6Y060L0
Ultra DMA-Mode 5 S.M.A.R.T Capable but disabled

Sec Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

Sec Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

However, I went into my Standard CMOS Setup and auto-detected everything and it seems to run fine at the mo but I will still have to restart the PC to make sure. Anyways, thanks for the help.

Btw, are hardware modems supposed to run better? I bought an Ebuyer 56k hardware modem and it is only currently running at 31.2Kbps. I used to get mostly 33.6Kbps with my other Intel Software modem and could it just be my phone line?

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