Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?  
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gaynorjm





PostPosted: Wed Dec 12 08:20:35 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?

I want to remove the 10G recovery partition on my vista machine (I have an
install DVD which I have used to install vista so its a waste of space).
However disk manager wont let me do anything with it.
I can delete it in Ubuntu using parted but Vista doesn't see the free space.
I can reformat it at a new partition using NTFS in Ubuntu but then Vista
sees it as it did originally and wont let me do anything.
I don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it.
Any suggestions?

Windows Vista17  
 
 
FrobozzCo





PostPosted: Wed Dec 12 08:20:35 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?

> I want to remove the 10G recovery partition on my vista machine (I
> have an install DVD which I have used to install vista so its a waste
> of space). However disk manager wont let me do anything with it. I
> can delete it in Ubuntu using parted but Vista doesn't see the free
> space. I can reformat it at a new partition using NTFS in Ubuntu but
> then Vista sees it as it did originally and wont let me do anything.
> I don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it. Any suggestions?

I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the recovery
partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned out Acer had
a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an attempt to protect
it.

I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was able
to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.

 
 
dennis





PostPosted: Wed Dec 12 11:03:09 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?




>
>> I want to remove the 10G recovery partition on my vista machine (I
>> have an install DVD which I have used to install vista so its a waste
>> of space). However disk manager wont let me do anything with it. I
>> can delete it in Ubuntu using parted but Vista doesn't see the free
>> space. I can reformat it at a new partition using NTFS in Ubuntu but
>> then Vista sees it as it did originally and wont let me do anything.
>> I don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it. Any suggestions?
>
> I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the recovery
> partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned out Acer had
> a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an attempt to protect
> it.
>
> I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was able
> to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
>

Which utility did you use?
Its been a while since I had to fiddle with the MBR.

 
 
FrobozzCo





PostPosted: Wed Dec 12 13:35:06 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?

>
>


> >
> > I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the
> > recovery partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned
> > out Acer had a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an
> > attempt to protect it.
> >
> > I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was
> > able to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
> >
>
> Which utility did you use?
> Its been a while since I had to fiddle with the MBR.

I used a BootIT NG setup disk cause I use BootIT NG to dual boot my
desktop. <http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/>

I would suspect that the Vista bootrec utility would also do the job.
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392>
 
 
dennis





PostPosted: Thu Dec 13 06:34:09 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?




>
>>
>>


>> >
>> > I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the
>> > recovery partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned
>> > out Acer had a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an
>> > attempt to protect it.
>> >
>> > I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was
>> > able to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
>> >
>>
>> Which utility did you use?
>> Its been a while since I had to fiddle with the MBR.
>
> I used a BootIT NG setup disk cause I use BootIT NG to dual boot my
> desktop. <http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/>
>
> I would suspect that the Vista bootrec utility would also do the job.
> <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392>

Fixed it now.
There is a command line fdisk in vista that did the job.
diskpart.exe

 
 
FrobozzCo





PostPosted: Thu Dec 13 07:13:11 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?


> Fixed it now.
> There is a command line fdisk in vista that did the job.
> diskpart.exe


Cool. I didn't know about the diskpart.exe utility.
Looks like diskpart would have done the job for me as well without the
need to resort to the BootIT NG tools.