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Windows 7: How to change "FAT32" penDrive to "NTFS"? can't format it "NTFS"


27 Sep 2010   #1
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 
How to change "FAT32" penDrive to "NTFS"? can't format it "NTFS"

I have "Kingston" 4GB pen-drive its file system is "FAT32" i try to change its files system to "NTFS" using "formatting" process. When i try to format it in "NTFS" this error show.
"Windows was unable to complete the Format."

So how do i change its file system to "NTFS"?






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27 Sep 2010   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

On some flash drives used here I simply boot up from a live GParted cd while the drive is plugged in and go as far as repartitioning the drive totally while booted live. From there even with the drive's volume formatted to NTFS Windows may still want to have the format option used as well as the check now option to scan for errors.

You should be able to do that with Partition Wizard or any other live partitioning program without Windows involvement which will tell if the drive is in good working shape. Once the system is restarted following the removal of the factory partition and the new one on unplug the drive before Windows loads up and wait until the desktop is fully loaded to then replug the drive back in for the fresh detection.

If the autoplay option for all media devices is checked off a flashing icon may appear on the taskbar, your av program's prompt to run a scan on the drive should be seen. and the prompt to format it for use should be seen. The message will also insist on checkong for errors with the second option of automatically fixing any seen before the format can take place.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

this may help >>

Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
How to Convert a FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS in Windows 7
Published by Brink
05-25-2009
Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
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28 Sep 2010   #4
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
this may help >>

Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
How to Convert a FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS in Windows 7
Published by Brink
05-25-2009
Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
That may be the ticket there too! I'm glad to see there's an updated version of this method for 7. The original MS page was mainly for XP. How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP
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