Are you guys part of the 17 and under group?
Windows Xp's native file system is NTFS 1.3 and perfferably using dynamic volumes which is much like LVM2.
(Most Linux NTFS stuff is build on NTFS 1.2 and only the most current versions will even read NTFS 1.3)
Only dual booters, and those that updated from an old Windows like 98 or ME (and didn't bother to convert the FAT32 to NTFS would NOT be running NTFS 1.3.
Any reinstall would use NTFS 1.3 unless it was told not to.
Running Win XP on Fat32 is like running FC3 on ext2 with a bad disk.
Half of the security setting are non exsistant and there is no logging to recover from bad writes.
And I see you are have attribute troulbes. Yikes, no wonder Linux kids like to reinstall every 6 months, they have to.
As you can see the total lack of concern (by the old school younger crown
) about security is a bit ironic and funny, as the older guys are now witnessing the younger guys being fixed in their ways and unwilling to lean new tricks.
SELINUX and Win SP2 are different than they were last year. Playing with computers is one thing but you could do that on chhat or your cell phones in private (with your parents permission of course.) but here it's just wrong.
As I have been saying for 3 years now, but especial for the last year,
No DOS, NO Fdiisk, NO FAT.
Now I'll generalise it for FC, MAC, and Win XP, No Floopyboot, no Fdisk, Not FAt, No EXT2, No EXT3.
You'll get it eventually (when the floppy is gone.) Oh wait, they are gone.
Can't wait for FC 5.