On 5/25/2010 3:03 PM, Artreid wrote:
> To anyone following this thread:
> If you don't know what Gateway used to create the Recovery Partition how
> would I go about doing a Restore if the need arouse?
> On my current setup I can see a 10 Gg D-drive. When I click on the
> Restore folder in that partition I can see only the msg. This folder is
> empty. However, when I R-Click Properties on that folder I see it
> contains three files (328 Kb). I have know of telling what they are, or
> how they were created.
> It seems the Restore partition is useless unless you have the software
> or at least know what it is to complete a restore?
> "pip22" <pip22.4bispb@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
>> utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
>> be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.
>> However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
>> on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
>> that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
>> would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.
>> I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
>> That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
>> at the moment, which is what I use it for.
I can't speak for Gateway, but see your manual or contact them for
information. My HP laptop has a restore partition which can be used to
put the computer back into the as-shipped configuration. HP also
includes a program to make backup CD's or DVD's for the same purpose in
the event the hard disk fails. Generally speaking, the as-shipped
configuration is not what you want as you'll lose all your files and
programs installed after you bought the computer.
That said, the best bet for backup/restoring is an external hard disk
and an Acronis or similar product.