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Windows 7: External Hitachi drive will not convert.

07 Feb 2013   #1
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 
External Hitachi drive will not convert.

This is my second time attempting to convert the drive, both have failed saying there may be inconsistencies on the disk, so im running chkdsk on it now...any ideas?

---EDIT--- im trying to convert to NTFS from FAT32, how stupid of me to not include that information, AND also if its any help the hard drive is 1tb in size.


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07 Feb 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have a look at this to ensure you are following the correct steps.
not my area really but i found this after a quick google.

How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS
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07 Feb 2013   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Instead of converting, why not copy the data off the drive, clear it, then format it as NTFS?

If you are trying to run the conversion process, the first step would be to back up your data anyway...so why complicate the matter?
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07 Feb 2013   #4
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

thanks boohbah! i had a look around turns out that dskchk /f fixed the disk and now following those steps it says converting file system!! ill mark as solved if it works
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07 Feb 2013   #5
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

i thought about backing up deacon, but ive decided it would be nice to keep the data, however it's not essential, so if it doesn't work this time i'm just going to format.
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07 Feb 2013   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good stuff!
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07 Feb 2013   #7
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

Boohbah thanks a lot again its just finished it came up with a data error.. but i looked that up and its no big deal (something to do with having old folders with nothing inside) and i checked the properties of the drive and its now NTFS! i can use it for my steam backups now solved. thanks
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