Problem converting to NFTS

  Cluelessone 18:43 06 May 2010

Evening All

Anyone shed any light on this one please:

Xp sp3

Trying to convert an external hard-drive to NFTS.
"Convert" fails and suggests I run "Checkdisk"
I run "Checkdisk" with no apparent fault and re-run "Convert"
"Convert" fails again and adds:
"The volume may have inconsistencies Run checkdisk"

How do I get out of this loop?!

  MAT ALAN 19:03 06 May 2010

click here

suggest it may be a partition issue or data stored on disc...

  Cluelessone 19:10 06 May 2010

OK.Anything I can do about it???

  mgmcc 20:03 06 May 2010

>>> Trying to convert an external hard-drive to NFTS

Presumably in the command line you did specify NTFS correctly and not NFTS as you've posted in your thread title and message?

convert x: /fs:ntfs

  Cluelessone 20:23 06 May 2010

Sorry finger trouble, but yes I did enter it correctly.

  Cluelessone 16:19 07 May 2010

Anyone got a fix for this which doesn't involve reformatting the disk please?

  mgmcc 19:21 07 May 2010

You could try installing the free "Easeus Partition Master" click here which includes the facility for converting a FAT32 partition to NTFS.

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