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Converting FAT32 to NTFS

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Old 04-22-2007
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS
I'm trying to upgrade from XP to Vista. Installation keeps getting
interrupted with a message telling me to "Convert FAT32 to NTFS" in Command
Prompt window. I followed the directions, but I then get an error message
reading: "Conversion from FAT32 to NTFS. Volume is not available." What
does that mena? How can I correct it? Help Please. I don't have much time
and it's imparitive that i finish ASAP. Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-23-2007
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Re: Converting FAT32 to NTFS
"Kayla" <Kayla@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> I'm trying to upgrade from XP to Vista. Installation keeps getting
> interrupted with a message telling me to "Convert FAT32 to NTFS" in
> Command
> Prompt window. I followed the directions, but I then get an error message
> reading: "Conversion from FAT32 to NTFS. Volume is not available." What
> does that mena? How can I correct it? Help Please. I don't have much
> time
> and it's imparitive that i finish ASAP. Thank you in advance.


Is there a complete backup of data? Though conversion to NTFS normally goes
well the unforeseen can happen so don't try it unless there is a full
backup. Of course you shouldn't be trying to upgrade the OS without a full
backup, or even better without imaging the system to an external drive.

See this link for converting FAT32 to NTFS, in particular pay attention to
the info on avoiding a problem with cluster size.
http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.htm



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