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Notebooks laptop recovery deletes partition?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lineage, 20 Feb 2007.

  1. Lineage

    Lineage What's a Dremel?

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    i just bought a laptop, it only has a 1 drive except the recovery drive. i want to create a partition from c: drive using partition magic. my question is if i use the recovery disc, will it also delete my partition?

    thx
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    It's hard to say without knowing the specific recovery disk. The one I use wouldn't, but I've used others in the past that format the whole drive.

    Best advice is to back your data up just to be sure.
     
  3. Lineage

    Lineage What's a Dremel?

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    ok, thx

    btw, i m using dell 6400 with window vista home premium, any experience with it?
     
  4. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Just not use the recovery disk. Use a regular XP cd with the key that's attached to your laptop, and install everything where you want it. My both laptops (Acers) had a recovery cd that would repartition, and create a 1 GB big hidden partition at the start of the drive, for "recovery" purposes...
     
  5. Lineage

    Lineage What's a Dremel?

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    the recovery partition in my laptop isnt hidden, its just like a normal partition, i can access it, but dont think i can modify the files

    thx for that suggestion
     
  6. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    If you use the recovery CD... it almost certainly will format any partitions you've created yourself (my recovery CD's certainly do) :wallbash:

    But as Glider suggests... if you don't want to lose your new partitions... just use a standard Windows CD if/when you want/need to format the drive next ;)
     

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