Hidden partition recovery

  prince midas 12:18 02 Nov 08

I am in the process of adding programs to a friends new Toshiba Laptop which on checking as 16GB of files on it.
This appears to me to be a lot considering it is a new Vista PC and as very few programs on it, explorer tells me it as 16GB.

Normaly I would expect about 6GB on an XP new PC.

On reading its spec for this Toshiba it says it as a hidden recovery partition but I cannot see it.The partions are set at C and E with D missing which again seems strange. When I did an Acronis Image backup it altered the Disk partions to C ,with D for the External Backup Drive and E. Does this give any clues.

  Technotiger 12:26 02 Nov 08

I think you press F10 to see the hidden recovery partition.

  Technotiger 12:29 02 Nov 08

Toshiba User Guides here if that is any help ... click here

  prince midas 16:32 02 Nov 08

I will have to check my friends computor model next time before I look at user guide,thanks for now.

  Switcher 22:17 02 Nov 08

Try Aministrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management The partition should be shown there without a drive letter. If so right click on it and select change drive letter and pah and assign it a letter.

  woodchip 22:26 02 Nov 08

If the Partitions are changed be Acronis or other, the Restore will no longer work

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