I know this is (obviously) a Windows 7 site, and I apologize if me posting about XP is against the rules here -- but seems like there are some experts here that may be able to point me in the right direction. I've been experiencing the same issue as another user (Asura) who never posted as to whether he was able to fix the problem.
Specifically, I have been trying, in vain, to convert FAT32 to NTFS on a 2 disk IDE RAID 1 (mirrored) array managed by a Promise FastTrak TX2000 controller, under XP SP2. The OS runs on this array.
The file system isn't dirty, there's plenty of free space, and the drive has been defragged. I've gone as far as even pre-creating the MFT file using the fsutil command, then using the /cvtarea switch on convert.exe to avoid any MFT creation issues. I've also pre-aligned the current FAT32 16k clusters on 4k boundaries using BootIt NG.
After issuing the convert command and rebooting, chkdsk runs without errors, then the conversion starts. About 30 minutes into the conversion, I get "Drive C: was not converted.", followed by "The conversion failed.", and that's it.
There is no other information displayed. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be, other than perhaps the RAID setup is interfering -- but it shouldn't be. I contacted Promise (the raid controller manufacturer) and had a lengthy discussion with a tech. Bottom line, the card shouldn't be the culprit.
I've also tried Partition Magic 8.01 as well, which apparently does nothing more than issue the convert command (which fails as described above.) I may try the freeware Partition Manager, but I fear it's just going to do the same thing -- issue the command line and fail.
Looking for any recommendations so I can close this issue and get the drives converted.