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Old 02-05-2004, 06:56 AM   #1
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I am trying to format my second hard drive to use the NTFS instead of FAT 32. Right click, Format, tells me that it cannot do it. Make sure the drive is not being used, it says.

There is nothing on it. How do I do this?
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Which operating system? On 200 and XP, you should be able to convert from FAT32 to NTFS in the Admin Tools

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http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum...00/r1066619301
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I'm sorry...this is off topic...but I'm just about keeling over laughing at the cartoon in MOS'* sig....
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Why do you want to use NTFS? I've used it at home before but found that any gameing is noticeably hindered by that format.
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Why do you want to use NTFS? I've used it at home before but found that any gameing is noticeably hindered by that format.
Why is that?
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Why do you want to use NTFS? I've used it at home before but found that any gameing is noticeably hindered by that format.
Why is that?
NTFS has permissions on each file and folder. Every time the game goes to pull a file up, load a graphic, playa sound, it has to verify that you (and/or the application) has the rights to access this file. Granted it is an extremely quick check to see if access is there, but when gaming you are accessing a lot of files very quickly and in doing so you see noticeable lag time.

The PC I had NTFS on was a brand new build. I installed a game (don't remember which one) and treid to play it. I could play it but I was noticeing frequent stutters in the graphics and sound. I then reformatted the PC to fat32 and all the stutters went away. Both times I was using 2k installed from the same disk.
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And you didn't have encryption on right?
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I don't remember for sure. This was a while ago. I have since rebuilt that pc many times. It'* now a multimedia pc hooked up to my home stereo (AC3) and 55" widescreen (*-video).

I do remember it was a graphical game though... something like BF1942, AvP, or something along those lines.
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If you have a decent HD with a quick processor, you should be fine. NTFS is proven to perform well.
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