for those of you who dont have a mega bucks speed machine try this - it works a treat to speed your pc up.
I'm running o/s xp 20gig HD pIII.
Just changed from FAT32 TO NTFS and the results in start up speed and overall operation is quiet amazing ...
For those of you who are not sure what your hardrive is running check in the system properties or even easier open up the defrag interface and it will tell you..
1. type in cmd.exe from the start- run ok
2. you will get the dos window - type in - convert c:/fs:ntfs- then enter.
3. you will then get some dialogue blah blah volume type etc but type in - n- for no ok
4. then more dialogue blah blah something start at start up - type in - y - for yes.
thats it. done restart and away it goes takes a few mins then when finished do a defrag.
Note: it does not affect your programs they will all still be there ok
and its absolutely made a huge difference in speed all round