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Hidden Recovery Partition, Xppro


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:11 AM

When I got my new HP Pavilion, an option was given to hide the Recovery Partition D:

How do I reshow this?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:21 AM

Open Windows Explorer (Start...Run...type in "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter)

Go to the Tools menu and select Folder Options, then click on the View tab.

Put a mark in the "Show hidden files and folders" radio button, then click OK

FYI - further down are the options to show file extensions and to show system files. Be careful if you opt to use these, as it makes it easier to hose your system.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:28 AM

Thanks John.

That was the first thing I tried but D: is still hidden. Any other clues?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

Try looking in Disk Management to see if it's there (Start...Run...type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). But....I don't have a clue about what to do after that. :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:33 AM

Yes. It is shown there alright as being FAT32 and healthy, but any attempt to look at the contents results in a MAJOR warning so I'll just steer clear and leave well alone.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:37 AM

If it used the standard method for hiding drives in my computer and explorer then it most likely added a "NoDrives" entry in the reg at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
Just delete the NoDrives entry and reboot. You can use tweakui to do the same thing.
If the entry isn't there, let us know.

EDIT: Nevermind, seems you're satisfied.:thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 04 April 2007 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:06 PM

Partition Magic 8 would be of assistance to you, you could unhide the partition with it or just view the contents of the hidden partition

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:32 PM

Thank you all.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:27 PM

That showed it again, thanks HitSquad, but HP won't allow access to it.

What I am trying to do is get a good copy of the i386 files for SCANNOW without a CD of XPPro. I had a crack at aiming SFC at the D: partition, instead of C:, but it still ended up asking for the CD. I thought if I could copy them from the Recovery Partition to C:, this may work but I am looking at a reinstall now. Before doing that, I wanted to image my harddrive to a new external USB one but windows won't give it a drive letter (still working on that).

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:00 PM

That showed it again, thanks HitSquad, but HP won't allow access to it.

What I am trying to do is get a good copy of the i386 files for SCANNOW without a CD of XPPro. I had a crack at aiming SFC at the D: partition, instead of C:, but it still ended up asking for the CD. I thought if I could copy them from the Recovery Partition to C:, this may work but I am looking at a reinstall now. Before doing that, I wanted to image my harddrive to a new external USB one but windows won't give it a drive letter (still working on that).

Cheers

I know this is an old post, but you could use seagate discwizard to clone your hd. It should clone everything.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

Check the permissions of the hidden drive and see if you are part of any groups.




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