Please Help?


I'm actually trying to convert my in-laws computer to FAT 32 - however, when it goes to start in MS-DOS mode it just goes to the part that says, "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and stays there. Is there something I can do to make it do the final steps? It won't convert the drive without restarting in MS-DOS mode.


This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It seem the problem is you might already have FAT 32 installed.

To check, double click on "My Computer" then right click on the drive which is your hard disk (usually C)

Click on properties and read what it says next to "Type." If it says Local Disk FAT, then you are operating with FAT 16 If it says Local Disk FAT 32, then you are already configured with FAT 32

If you dont there are programs available to do this conversion PowerQuest makes Partition Magic which does the job easily You can read about it or purchase any at

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003