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Acer Aspire 5100-3959 restores with FAT32 file system

The Acer Aspire that I bought came with two partitions. One for the operating system and the other one for your data.

I recently restored my system and Acer’s restore disk converted the C: partition to FAT32. To convert it to NTFS, open a command prompt (under Start Menu, Acessories) and type the following command:

> convert c: /fs:ntfs

The type of the file system is FAT32.
Enter current volume label for drive C: ACER
Convert cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process.  Convert may run if this volume is dismounted first.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) n
Convert cannot gain exclusive access to the C: drive,
so it cannot convert it now.  Would you like to
schedule it to be converted the next time the
system restarts (Y/N)? y
The conversion will take place automatically the next time the
system restarts.

Now reboot the system and it will convert the drive auomatically at the next boot.

Acer Aspire 5100-3959

Monday arrived my laptop that I ordered, an Acer Aspire 5100-3959.

Here are the specs:

  • AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK36 (2.0 GHz, 512KB L2 cache)
  • 15.4 WXGA wide CrystalBrite TFT LCD
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 (up to 128MB onboard)
  • DVD-Super Multi double layer (support DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW
  • 512MB DDR2 (support dual-channel)
  • 802.11b/g wireless LAN
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition

It’s more than adequate for my needs and I’m very pleased with the purchase.

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