Jim In Minneapolis wrote:
> I just noticed that my desktop (Dell Inspiron) DOES have a separate
> hard drive partition labeled "RECOVERY (D)" -- about 10 MB in size.
> What's that all about? Do I need it?
> ALSO . . . I noticed that my laptop (Dell Dimension) does NOT have any
> "RECOVERY (D)" partition . . . only an "OC (C)" partition.
> Is that bad not to have a "Recovery" partition?
> If it is, then would some kind soul please tell me how to add it?
I suspect you meant to say your recovery partition
is 10 GB? And yes if your system ever becomes
corrupted you will find it to be very worthwhile.
The files on the recovery partition will revert your
system to what is commonly referred to as "Out
of the box" All of your personal files and settings
would be gone. IOW...the system will be exactly
as it was the first time you turned on the computer.
The following article is about an HP system but
even still should help explain what a recovery
HP Recovery From Partition
For the best protection IMHO...a product like
"Acronis True Image Home 2009" would be worth
a look. This software allows the user to create an
image of the complete hard drive that can be
restored quickly if the need arises.
John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience
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