Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Post by Pete » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 18:39:58


Hi Seniors,

I have XP PRO and use FAT32, computer works fine and
stable but it don't has the file security and compression
features. I want to change from FAT32 to NTFS using
partition magic 8.0.
But someone said that if I change to NTFS, the floppy
drive may not be able to format floppy disk. Is that true?

TIA

Peter
 
 
 

Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Post by Tom Lak » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 18:51:07

> I have XP PRO and use FAT32, computer works fine and

The two are totally unrelated. I have NTFS on all my XP boxes and can
format floppies on them with no problem.

Tom Lake

 
 
 

Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Post by Oli Restor » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 00:41:07

This is not true. Floppies are always formatted with a FAT filesystem.

Also, be aware that you can convert to NTFS by typing "convert c: /fs:ntfs"
at the command prompt.

Regards

Oli
 
 
 

Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Post by Jim Mackli » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 05:20:00

I may be wrong, but don't floppies use a FAT12 format and
W95,98 used FAT16 and W98se allowed FAT32.




| This is not true. Floppies are always formatted with a
FAT filesystem.
|
| Also, be aware that you can convert to NTFS by typing
"convert c: /fs:ntfs"
| at the command prompt.
|
| Regards
|
| Oli
|
|
| "Peter" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in
message

| > Hi Seniors,
| >
| > I have XP PRO and use FAT32, computer works fine and
| > stable but it don't has the file security and
compression
| > features. I want to change from FAT32 to NTFS using
| > partition magic 8.0.
| > But someone said that if I change to NTFS, the floppy
| > drive may not be able to format floppy disk. Is that
true?
| >
| > TIA
| >
| > Peter
|
|
 
 
 

Can floppy drive format floppy after change HD to NTFS

Post by Oli Restor » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:55:10

I think that is correct.