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  • Am running Vista on a laptop and recently had a fatal crash. When I reinstalled Vista I discovered that it was using the NTSF file system instead of the FAT32 originally installed. This had been done automatically.

    Now I cannot delete any files as I get the message C:\ not accessible.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Wednesday, August 17, 2011 6:10 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Service Packs/Windows Server 2008 Service Packs)
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  • Hi,

    Could you tell us why you keen on using FAT32 instead of NTSF?

    At this point, we can reinstall Windows Vista and watch carefull during formatting the partition to check the result.



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