I have some more questions about hard drives, reinstalling windows etc.
I have three partitions on my HD -
C:( Capacity: 25gb | Free: 11gb | Used: 13gb
D: Capacity: 25gb | Free:19gb | Used: 6gb &
PQSERVE 4gb(this ones hidden).
- Can I readjust the size of the C: & D: partitions using a program such as Acronis Disk Director?
- If I get Infected with malware and I was to restore my system from a user backup image (which I think is store on D:) would that wipe the C: Drive and get rid of the malware ( Ive used this method before & it seems to have worked - but Ive never been a 100%)?
Or would I have to do a full factory restore, which I have done also both internally from D:/ and externally from a Backup CD to get rid of any infection.
When I bought this computer windows was already pre installed so I made what I think is a Window XP Disc by burning the i386 Folder and a bootable DOS based iso image to CD.
- If I was to run this CD via Acer's eRecovery Utility would this reinstall windows & would my D: Drive and PQSERVICE remain intact?
However while my computer has windows pre installed I did receive a back up CD containing the files pictured here:
ACER_BACKUP1.jpg 87.77KB 15 downloads
- Will this do the same as what is mentioned above but also install Acer's Programs and Utilities?
I hope there isn't to many questions there but I am always keen to learn.
Thank You in advance
Edited by manicd, 15 September 2008 - 07:30 AM.