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Windows 7: How do i access hidden partition on my hard drive ?


17 Sep 2011   #1

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How do i access hidden partition on my hard drive ?

i have a 320 Gb HDD,there is a partition with no name which is nearly 10 Gb which i know has data and programs from clean install..

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17 Sep 2011   #3

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In all probability the partition contains the manufacter's recovery image and as such, should not be touched. If the partition gets corrupted you'll be unable to reinstall Windows unless you have a set of recovery discs or a Windows DVD.

Have you created your recovery discs yet? If not, you should do before you do anything else.
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17 Sep 2011   #4

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I only wish to check it as i tried doing a clean install by hitting f10 at startup to access restore and it said ther was no execute option which i dont understand as i had done clean install that way before.


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17 Sep 2011   #5

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Well, it's definitely your recovery partition, which when used recovers your system to its factory state.

Unless you've created a set of recovery discs you want to leave it well alone.

Have you checked your Start folder to see if there is an option to recover your system?
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17 Sep 2011   #6

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17 Sep 2011   #7

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seavixen32 i have made a repair disk,and in start menu it says to re install i need a disk which i didn't before
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17 Sep 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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17 Sep 2011   #9

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theog Soz it took me so long


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17 Sep 2011   #10

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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