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Using D:/ Okay On Acer Aspire 5630?


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#1 Fractal

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:21 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 5630 notebook. Its hard drive has 150GB, and it is partitioned into 3 parts:

1. PQSERVICE (10GB) - where a backup of the OS is stored.
2. C:/ (70GB) - where my OS and everything else is stored.
3. D:/ (70GB) - where backup images are stored by Acer eRecovery.

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Since my D:/ is only being used right now to store backup images, and because that partition is so large, I'd like to put other things on there as well. I was thinking about using it for storing mp3 files, for example. But because :D/ is where my backup images are being stored, I don't know if moving things to :D/ will mess up Acer eRecovery's accessing the backup images to restore C:/.

Can I use D:/ for storing files even though it is where my backup images are being stored, without messing up Acer eRecovery's ability to access the images? If I were to install a second operating system on D:/, could I resize the drive, giving 20GB to Acer eRecovery, and use the rest of the free space to make partitions for an installation of another OS like Linux Ubuntu?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:19 AM

As long as you don't move the image files I don't see a problem with using that directory. The only draw back is there will be less space for the drive images. There may be a setting somewhere in Acer tools? (not sure what its called ) that allows you to select how much disk space is used for the images.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:46 AM

Some manufacturer's leave free space on the D: drive so that file operations can be conducted there during a restore operation. Since the Acer has such a large partition and it's named "Data" I would suspect that you can store your own data on it.

Making the recovery disks from the eRecovery program will let you do whatever you want with the D: partition. That way you'll be able to recover from the CD/DVD media rather than the images stored on the D: drive.

Leave the unnamed 9.76 gB partition on the drive alone.
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