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Delete HP recovery partiton

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by aam94, Mar 31, 2004.

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  1. aam94

    aam94 Thread Starter

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    I have searched and also read the HP book.. but cannot find a solution to delete the recovery partion(D:drive)
    In the book it says to use a special software tool but gives no further instruction..arghh!
    I have backed up the recovery info on CDs.. So all that's left to do is to delete the recovery stuf in the D drive and free up some space...

    Any clues as to how to proceed? plzzzzz help
     
  2. aam94

    aam94 Thread Starter

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    Would formatting the D drive be the way to go?..
     
  3. beginnertech

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    Do you know how to use fdisk in dos? If you do you should be able to delete it using that. You get there by making a boot disk depending on what OS you have. Then if you don’t know how, that’s a different story. Ask again of you can get that far. If you have your system disk or recovery disk, restart with it in, get to dos and type “fdisk” and run it from there.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I used Partition Magic to nuke the recovery partition on several HP machines. You can also do a GHOST image of your boot partition to external storage and then use the disk manufacturer's diagnostics to totally wipe the entire disk, then move the GHOST image back.
     
  5. aam94

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    Looks kinda tricky using Partition magic and the ghost image ...no getting that.. rr
     
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