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Windows 7: Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS

25 Jan 2012   #130
COLJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Conversion FAT32 to NFS Success?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please let us know how went.
Thanks for the reply, but by now I am a bit confused. Since the properties screen for the drive I converted now proclaims it is in NTFS, I went ahead and tried to copy a file to it that was larger than the 4GB FAT limit. It worked! I then tried two more large files. Again, no problem. So, if it now says it's using NTFS and I can copy files to it greater than 4GB, why bother running chkdsk in spite of having gotten the CRC message?


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25 Jan 2012   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jim,

It's just that the CRC error usually indicates that you may have a bad sector on the HDD. Running chkdsk on the drive will check the drive to see if it does or not. If it does, chkdsk will attempt to fix or mark the bad sector. That's all.
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16 Jun 2012   #132
asuka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
I did everything stated in the instruction, after I type Y and enter from the:
Convert cannot gain exclusive access to the drive letter drive, so it cannot convert it now. Would you like to schedule it to be converted the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>
and restart my computer, it still wont convert. I have repeated the steps several times and it still wont work. Can you please tell me how to fix this?
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16 Jun 2012   #133
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Asuka, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing all of your HDD's layout in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to help see what may be wrong? In addition, what drive letter are you trying to convert? We'll take a look, and see what we may be able to do to help.
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17 Jun 2012   #134
asuka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Brink and thank you for you prompt reply,
I want to convert my G: drive.
Here is the screenshot:


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17 Jun 2012   #135
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Asuka,

I don't see a reason from your screenshot for why you couldn't convert it to NTFS, so you must have something (ex: program) running from that drive letter that is preventing the conversion from starting.

If you like, you should be able to use step 2 in the tutorial to do this in a command prompt at boot. When you get to step 2C, be sure that you note the correct drive letter for this drive. It's size can help determine the correct one.
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17 Jun 2012   #136
asuka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm just wondering, when I tried previously, I used step 1 to run elevated command promt. Do you think that is the reason why I can't convert it?
But thanks for the reply, I will try again with the step 2 this time. Hope everything goes well!
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17 Jun 2012   #137
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Asuka,

Nar, step 1 would normally work unless something is running from it and preventing it from being converted. At boot nothing should be running from it, so you should be able to convert it.
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07 Jul 2012   #138
warrof

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

hello,

While I was using this method to convert my Fat32 External HD (It's a western digital) to NTFS, it went through the process perfectly but I never saw a Completed message of any kind.

It did say "cyclic data redundancy error" or somthing along that line.

The drive properties say that it is now NTFS but I still can't put a file over 4gb on it.

And the command prompt also registers it as a NTFS.

Currently running a disk check on it. The one that you can find in the properties tag not through the command line.

Edit: I just read back though the thread, i guess this is a fairly common problem. Sorry for adding another posting about it.
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08 Jul 2012   #139
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Warrof, and welcomer to Seven Forums.

It's no problem at all. If you are still getting the "cyclic data redundancy error" or not able to copy a file over 4GB, then you might consider formating the HDD as NTFS instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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