In Windows 2000, when you try to convert an IDE drive from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS, Convert may hang after a status message similar to:
Determining disk space required for file system conversion.
Total disk space: 1951866 KB.
Free Space on Volume: 1625152 KB.
Space required for conversion 11120 KB. </b>
To work around this problem:
1. Close the open CMD window.
2. Open a new CMD session.
3. Change to the drive that you wish to convert. This opens a handle on the drive.
4. Perform your conversion.
5. Do NOT close the open handle.
6. Respond Y to schedule the conversion for the next reboot.