If you are still using Win XP like me since i am so used to this OS and would like to stick to it for some time more,Win XP supports both FAT32 as well as NTFS file system, (update- now I’m using windows 7) if yours is FAT 32 system (which you can find out- right click on C drive in my computer and click on properties it will show what file system) you can easily convert to NTFS in command prompt.NTFS file system is not only stable but also runs much faster, you will definitely find a lot of difference in the speed and system performance too.
HOW CONVERT FILE SYSTEM WITH COMMAND PROMPT IN WINDOWS
In this TIP I will show you how you can convert file system on a USB device (Thumb drive) since my system is already on NTFS system. The command is same if you need to convert file system on your hard disk, all you need to know is the drive letter allocated to the partition you intend to convert. In my case the Thumb drive letter is “L”