FAT to NTFS
convert FAT32 to NTFS without affecting data on partition in winXP
Converting a partition from FAT32 to NTFS can be done by an inbuilt utility in the Windows XP operating system but Windows XP has no tool for converting from NTFS to FAT32.
click on start > run
command window opens
type VOL C: (...or D, E etc...)
Note the name of the disk in the first line.
type convert C:/FS:NTFS
(Type the name of the partition in place of C if you are converting other partitions)
It will ask for Volume Label in confirmation. Then it will ask two further questions. Reply Y each time to set up conversion to happen at the next boot, then restart the machine. If you are converting a partition other than the operating system’s partition, there is no need to reboot. After returning to Win XP, the hard disk will work for a few minutes. It should convert FAT32 to NTFS without affecting data on partition.