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  1. #1


    logan75 Guest

    partition drive

    hi everyone,
    have a partition drive for system recovery, and i just burned it in dvd, and
    i want to format that partition, is it ok now to do so? dont want to do
    things that im not sure of though, experienced vista users and prof its ur
    call,
    tnx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: partition drive

    Hi,

    Just copying the contents of the recovery volume may not be sufficient. What
    you will need in the event of a catastrophic failure is some means of
    booting into a recovery environment. Your system's mbr likely has
    proprietary code to allow for this, but it may not be able to point to the
    DVD as it's hard coded to load the recovery volume. Most manufacturers
    provide a means of creating your own disks (this is different than copying
    the volume), or ordering them for a nominal fee if you want to recover the
    space reserved by the recovery volume. Check your system documentation for
    this.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "logan75" <logan75@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F413E219-02C8-4D60-BC1A-9A02F317D917@xxxxxx

    > hi everyone,
    > have a partition drive for system recovery, and i just burned it in dvd,
    > and
    > i want to format that partition, is it ok now to do so? dont want to do
    > things that im not sure of though, experienced vista users and prof its ur
    > call,
    > tnx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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