SATA NTFS Format problems
Posted on 2004-08-14
I just installed a 120Gb WD Sata drive as well as a Silicon Image SATA controller card. It works, windows can see the drive, and there is no issue with drivers (i think). The problem is that I cannot format it to NTFS, only FAT32. It will format and run fine under FAT32, but whenever I try to format using NTFS it will always die when it is almost complete. I have tried every means of formatting it, Windows, Partition Magic, WIndows Setup. I am running win XP Pro and my mb is Epox 8kha+. THe drive is to be used as an additional storage device next to my 40gb IDE drive.
Another quirk I have found is that on boot windows always runs a consistancy check, and always converts just one specific folder to a short file name, ie LONGNA~1, Yet there is another folder with a long name that is never converted.
Any help appreciated.