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I had my c: as fat32 coz i sometimes had to use win98.
I had to convert it to ntfs as my torrents kept getting corrupted every other day because of the loadshedding. I converted without formatting. Now my pc keeps getting slower and slower, also after a power failure windows does not run scandisk anymore. It just starts without scanning. Something must have gone wrong i dont want to format really. any clues?
Normally, you don’t have to do manual scandisk (chkdsk) in NTFS. Because if Windows sets “dirty bit” while writing data in cache then it will automatically scans (auto-chkdsk) on next boot of Windows.
Windows can’t perform manual chkdsk while the drive (“partition” will be more precise here) is in use (especially if page-file is on that partition). It will schedule to perform manual chkdsk (scandisk) on next boot. That is normal behavior of NT based Windows, nothing to worry about.
NTFS is far more safer than FAT32. If you have converted FAT32 to NTFS than it surely will be slow because of data becomes fragmented. Run defrag to reduce fragmentation in data on harddisk. However, MFT of NTFS may be split in pieces which can reduce performance in high demand of multiple (hundreds) of files.
Therefore, as my experience taught me, I shall suggest you to backup your data on some other hard-disk or burn it on CD/DVD or copy it to Flash disk, and then re-partition and re-format your harddisk directly to NTFS to enjoy the full speed and reliability of NTFS. However, if you don’t want to do this then just defrag your current NTFS partitions.
Good luck. Do inform us about your speed gain after defragmentation.