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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Mermaid, Apr 3, 2004.

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  1. Mermaid

    Mermaid Thread Starter

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    I have a HP Pavilion with a 40gb hard-drive,running Win XP Home HP. Recovery came pre-installed on Drive D as FAT32 and is taking up 4.33 gb, is it possible to burn this recovery to a CD and delete the partition, and use the CD to repair. ( if needed) I also have the Recovery Discs from HP( SET OF 9). Are these discs the same as the recovery partition? and if so, why the heck does HP need to waste MY hard-drive space?
     
  2. jameso321

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    All the disks will restore both the recover partition and the system partition.

    If your goal is to make more space and you are worried about losing the ability to repair your system partition, you can remove the partition because you have the CD's.

    Keep in mind that the CD's themselves are just and image and will restore both partitions to the out-of-the-box setup.

    If I am not mistaken, you will lose the ability to do a nondestructive restore. That ability will stay if you leave the recovery part. alone.

    I am not referring to the XP system restore itself, I am talking about the restore abilities that you have with that extra partition.

    confused yet? I am :)
     
  3. Mermaid

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    confused yet? I am




    I am toooo,
    having only 40gb hard-drive, I would like my 4.33gb back that HP so inconsiderably mis-appropriates for it's own use.Are they really too cheap to ship restore discs with new computers, ( seems to the reason in most people"s opinion ),? I asked H.P.nicely for the Restore Disc Set and they very nicely sent them to me, so I'm happy there.

    So, my aim is when next a re-install is required, I would like to have one large partition. H.P.Restore D:\ is FAT32, so how would I go about wiping that and making one C:\ only?
    Confusion is now, do you mean the usual restore point made daily or approx, and/or , eg, when new software is installed, or do you also mean sfc /scannow?)
    or just a "repair"
    or "last known good configuration"
    with thanks for your reply
     
  4. jameso321

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    You would use Partition Magic or a similar app to delete the partition and then Merge it in to the C:

    Do some reading about the application. It is quite useful.

    http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/



    I guess Symantec bought Power Quest - That is news to me.


    jameso321
     
  5. Mermaid

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    Thanks for all that, I have Partition Magic 7Pro, never used it, guess now's the time to learn!
     
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