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Windows 7: Is it usual for C: Drive to have a section that is NTFS

20 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
Is it usual for C: Drive to have a section that is NTFS

I recently noticed that part of my C: is NTFS and that when it crashes - it always seems to run a Check disk. I am unsure if this is usual.

I have not touched the Computer management - but thought for an explanation - I would upload a picture of my Partition Wizard as of today.

I am currently transferring everything onto this computer as my other computer Video card went and could not recover anything. Have learnt to use the cloud method. Very expensive lesson.

Also if I have too many windows open - MS Word and Google Chrome then my computer goes very unstable.

I know I ask silly questions - I apologise.

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20 Nov 2014   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
NTFS is the standard file system

NTFS is the standard file system that Windows has used for many years. :)

NTFS supports enormous file sizes.
In the W8 series the maximum files size is ~256TB.

FAT is the system that preceded NTFS.

FAT32 only supports file sizes of up to ~4GB.
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20 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Windows 7 can only be installed on an NTFS partition.
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20 Nov 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why couldn`t you just replace the video card ? Or was it the motherboard video that went bad, which is a little unusual ?
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20 Nov 2014   #5
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It looks correct.

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