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Using Recovery Partition to Recover Partition


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#1 WayneF

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:42 AM

Could not boot. So - attempted to re-install OS. Ended up with a "recovery partition" which is c:\. My old c:\ is now d:\. I see all my data on d:\. How do I restore d:\ to be my main boot on c:\?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:57 PM

First of all, welcome to BC !

 

Make and model of computer please, or main specs if it is a home built.

 

In Windows, the boot drive, where Windows lives, is always C:\ , your data can be anywhere on the system and it doesn't really matter. I've got three hard drives on this computer with data on all of them. Your applications are usually on the C:\ drive, but don't have to be and so long as they are working it doesn't really matter.

 

What may be more important, as far as your data goes, is how big is the D:\ partition ?  If the restore created a partition for Windows that was sufficient for Windows plus a little bit and left most of your space for applications and data on D:\ , then that is fine. If however your D:\ partition is just big enough to contain your data and applications then something will have to be re-arranged !  Data tends to grow with time.

 

You can easily find out how big C:\ and D:\ are. Click 'Start - Computer' and you will get a screen that lists all your drives, tells you how big they are, and shows how much free space there is in each. If you do have a problem, post back.

 

Chris Cosgrove






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