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Can't Convert File System On D Drive....?

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#1 hikerdave


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:22 PM


I have a compaq presario 5000 with Pentium III, 384 MB RAM, 40.0 GB hard drive and Windows XP Pro. Model is 5BW284. It was purchased Dec, 2000.

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For some reason, I had the hard drive on the FAT 32 file system. I recently converted the C drive to NTFS. I am already seeing a significant difference in reliability and stability.

I tried to convert the D drive to NTFS also. But the command prompt screen replied asking for the "volume label." Where the hell do I find the volume label? I looked all over the system for it. Apparently it won't let me convert to NTFS unless I find this label.


Edited by hikerdave, 18 February 2007 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:55 PM

The volume label is the name of the drive. In Windows Explorer it's usually seen as the information just after the drive icon and before the (C:). On my system it's "Local Disk" (without the quotes)
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

thanks for your input, John.

I found the volume label just as you described and was able to convert the D drive to NTFS

Edited by hikerdave, 18 February 2007 - 07:24 PM.

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