[pcductape] Re: Windows xp - FAT V NTFS

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:16:06 -0500

Hi Eric,

Good suggestions.   I'll work on them on my off day tomorrow.   

Another thought;   should I convert the C drive to NTFS?
Or should I convert the E drive to FAT?

Carl


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Skeen" <northcom@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 12:47 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Windows xp - FAT V NTFS


> Hi Carl,
> 
> Methinks the C-drive is busy telling you it wants to make way to its
> final resting place. Another conclusion might be that your boot sector
> might be corrupt (run a good AV & Trojan scan to check for this), or
> try a Windows Repair from the CD. Can the unit boot up from a System
> CD? Are your drives both S.M.A.R.T capable, and have you enabled this
> function? When last did you run a defrag & disk cleanup?
> 
> Finally, it might pay you to check that all cables & connectors are
> secure and not working loose.
> 
> I very much doubt it is occurring as a result of your new Hard drive,
> but anything is possible.
> 
> That Guy In Africa...
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carl
> Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 9:49 AM
> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: pcductape pcductape
> Subject: [pcductape] Windows xp - FAT V NTFS
> 
> 
> Hey Guys,
> 
> One of my computers at my office has an unusual problem and I wonder
> if any
> of you ladies and gentlemen have any suggestions.   I have a 4 year
> old
> computer that had an adequate amount of space;   4 years ago.   I
> found the
> need to increase my space and stupid me, rather than go to Best Buy to
> get a
> cheap computer, I purchased a 60 gb hard drive and installed it as my
> E
> drive.   For about a month the unit booted up ok, then one day I had
> to
> reboot a couple of times to get the unit up;  a couple of weeks later
> I had
> to reboot 4 times to get the unit up;   and now I have to reboot the
> darn
> machine 8 times before it will come up.   The 1st - 7th time I reboot,
> the
> unit goes to about 2/3 of the way (the little bar showing loading
> process)
> and hangs.
> 
> The unit has Windows 2000 Professional with 2 hard drives;   drive C
> has
> Windows installed and it is 4 gb and the file format is FAT.   Drive E
> is 60
> gb and I use it for storage and misc programs.    Drive E's file
> format is
> NTFS.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> Carl
> 
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