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#1 Lexy

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:43 PM

In the disk defragment, when I had analyzed the "HP Recovery (D:)"
It says that I have "17% free space."
Is that bad? How do I free more space and get a higher percentage? Or should I ignore that?


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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:55 PM

Hi Lexy.
You can ignore it. It's a system recovery partion that never gets added to.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:25 PM

One last question:

Is that a good or bad?

And Thank You so much! :thumbsup:


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:59 PM

HP computers that ship with Windows XP use a hidden partition on the hard drive to store recovery information as opposed to using recovery CDs.

These types of partitions are bootable partitions containing various system recovery tools, including full recovery of the preinstalled Windows XP partition. It will restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:36 PM

I believe that HP provides instructions on how to backup that hidden recovery partition, too.

That way, if you ever have an HD failure, you'll be able to at least set the system back to the way it was when you first opened the box.

However, if you want it back the way it was shortly before the HD died, you'll need to be doing frequent backups.


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