Found 1st May 2009
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Seems that there was an image drive for the restore partition on the laptop.

I obviously installed VISTA (turd) over the top with a dvd.

But im not sure how vista partitions things and how it installs.

Is this normal if not how do I get rid.

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think thats normal
mine has 9gb reserved as recovery partition so i wont need DVD to restore if anything goes wrong

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:thumbsup:

nuabdi;5097718

think thats normalmine has 9gb reserved as recovery partition so i wont … think thats normalmine has 9gb reserved as recovery partition so i wont need DVD to restore if anything goes wrong



Okay so how do I delete it. Always a way:thumbsup:

Original Poster

alright figured it out now.

dont think it can be deleted... as far as i know

You wont be able to see the hidden partition from my computer it will either have to be done by booting from the vista disc and when you get to the part where you choose upgrade or custom choose custom then advanced when the drives appear in the box select the recovery partition and then format.

Or option 2 control panel /administrative tools/computer management/disc management then right click the hidden partition and format if it says its in use would you like to force click yes but without starting all over again and deleting all the partitions and re partitioning with the now free space the only way to extend it into that space is with something like partition magic and resizing your system partition is risky and can cause you to loose everything.

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polly69;5097991

You wont be able to see the hidden partition from my computer it will … You wont be able to see the hidden partition from my computer it will either have to be done by booting from the vista disc and when you get to the part where you choose upgrade or custom choose custom then advanced when the drives appear in the box select the recovery partition and then format.Or option 2 control panel /administrative tools/computer management/disc management then right click the hidden partition and format if it says its in use would you like to force click yes but without starting all over again and deleting all the partitions and re partitioning with the now free space the only way to extend it into that space is if you have 2 partitions say C: and D: and the new space after format change the new partition to dynamic disc and change D: to dynamic and create a spanned volume to explain how to do this would take to long but just google dynamic discs if your interested.Hope this was helpful




Did it another way using disk part.

Adam2050;5097999

Did it another way using disk part.



Fair enough option 2 was just the same but instead of using a command prompt it was done in the GUI i didn't know how much knowledge you had most people would have struggled with my info without opening dos boxes and typing in commands but that would have been the way i would have probably done it.

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polly69;5098053

Fair enough option 2 was just the same but instead of using a command … Fair enough option 2 was just the same but instead of using a command prompt it was done in the GUI i didn't know how much knowledge you had most people would have struggled with my info without opening dos boxes and typing in commands but that would have been the way i would have probably done it.



I had to search for it. Thank you though:thumbsup:
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