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Windows 7: Deleteing 2 OEM parition and format HELP!

29 Dec 2011   #41
xJay

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As I said, do NOT delete any partitions until AFTER you use the recovery CDs.

You should still find out what is in those OEM partitions. They are probably not empty.

How do i find out what is in them


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29 Dec 2011   #42
ignatzatsonic

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Look in your user's manual for the PC.

The smallest one probably contains boot files. If you delete it, your PC will not boot.

The larger one is probably a recovery partition. If so, it would do the same thing that you hope the CDs will do--restore you to factory specifications. But you have to confirm that.

You might be able to see what is on them by using a Partition Wizard boot disc, but that might be beyond your ability.

Leave them alone when in doubt.

Consult your documentation.
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29 Dec 2011   #43
xJay

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Founded


my main drive C: says it has boot? Active boot and system for C:
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29 Dec 2011   #44
theog

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Check your manual for LG Smart Recovery.

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29 Dec 2011   #45
xJay

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Check your manual for LG Smart Recovery.

Attachment 190540

is that with the cd?







^^^
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29 Dec 2011   #46
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xJay View Post
Founded


my main drive C: says it has boot? Active boot and system for C:
It looks like you have an LG PC, with the boot files on C.

You appear to have 2 small partitions labeled "recovery", in addition to C.

Those 2 partitions should be able to restore your PC to factory specs, just like you hope the CDs will. I would not delete those 2 small partitions until you attempt a restore with the CDs.

If the CD restore is successful, you should keep the CDs, but could then delete the recovery partitions when you do a clean install.

If the CD restore is NOT successful, I would NOT delete those 2 small partitions.
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29 Dec 2011   #47
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xJay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Check your manual for LG Smart Recovery.

Attachment 190540

is that with the cd?







^^^
LG Smart Recovery most likely uses the 2 small partitions, instead of the CDs. Consult your manual.
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29 Dec 2011   #48
xJay

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xJay View Post
Founded


my main drive C: says it has boot? Active boot and system for C:
It looks like you have an LG PC, with the boot files on C.

You appear to have 2 small partitions labeled "recovery", in addition to C.

Those 2 partitions should be able to restore your PC to factory specs, just like you hope the CDs will. I would not delete those 2 small partitions until you attempt a restore with the CDs.

If the CD restore is successful, you should keep the CDs, but could then delete the recovery partitions when you do a clean install.

If the CD restore is NOT successful, I would NOT delete those 2 small partitions.
So do i still need a CD to restore my PC to factory specs? Or can i use the 2 paritions if so how?
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29 Dec 2011   #49
xJay

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29 Dec 2011   #50
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xJay View Post

So do i still need a CD to restore my PC to factory specs? Or can i use the 2 paritions if so how?
You can probably restore without CDs.

But if you delete those small partitions, you would have to use the CDs in the future.

Consult your manual for how to do it. It's most likely done from a menu during the boot process.
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