Re: deleting hard drive partition
i tried that Disk Management - the hidden drive is grayed and not clickable -
right click yield no options as well.
maybe, i'll replace the hard drive with a larger capacity and see if it
> ICQM Houston;511299 Wrote:
> > system info: Lenovo Z61M, Core Duo CPU, 120GB HDD with hidden parition
> > for OS
> > recovery, 1GB RAM upgraded to 3GB - original OS is Business Vista32
> > upgraded
> > to Ultimate Vista32
> > i have this Lenovo laptop that runs too slow and i upgraded the RAM
> > from 1
> > GB to 3 GB but no luck. i upgraded the OS to Ultimate Vista32 - clean
> > install
> > and the old Business Vista was totally wiped out. i then installed the
> > Lenovo
> > drivers (previously d/loaded and saved on a CD). the upgrade impoved
> > the
> > performance by an enormous speed.
> > THE PROBLEM: i want the HIDDEN partition (where the OS recovery is
> > installed) removed from the HDD because i need more storage space for
> > my
> > projects. is there a program that would help me delete the hidden
> > parition? i
> > do not have the floppy disk for Vista (like the one used in Win98 that
> > is
> > usable for XP).
> > other info: i have the IBM recovery CDs just in case. but in all common
> > senses, i may not need this IBM recovery CDs because the laptop is
> > running in
> > excellence with Ultimate Vista32 upgraded.
> In all common senses, you will at some point, whether you like it or
> not, need the recovery DVDs.
> You should be able to delte the hidden partition using the following
> method by opening "Control Panel->System and Maintenance->Administrative
> Tools". Then open Computer Management and go into Disk Management.
> Right-click on the drive/partition for available commands.
> Once you have deleted the hidden partition, you should be able to
> extend another to fill the now unused space.
> Pay attention, because one wrong step in the above and you WILL need
> your recovery DVDs:
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