Partition and existing xp pro drive

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Eleanor M, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Eleanor M

    Eleanor M Guest

    Shouldn't all new computers equipped with NTFS hard drive also include an
    unallocated partition for recovery purposes?

    Well actually I have a Windows XP pro and NTFS 55GB drive and have to create
    a partition for data recovery purposes. Is there an inexpensive solution to
    this scenario?
    Eleanor M, Sep 16, 2006
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  2. Most new computers that ship with XP installed do have a recovery partition. Its not unallocated, its usually a FAT32 partition of 5 to 6 gig.

    In order to create your own recovery partition, you could do the complete installation, leaving some space for the recovery partition. Once the system is set up the way you want it, create a Ghost image into the recovery partition and use a bootable Ghost recovery floppy or CD to restore the Ghost image.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Sep 16, 2006
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  3. Doug Knox MS-MVP, Sep 16, 2006
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