Solved How to tell if I have recovery partition?

October 6, 2010 at 14:46:58
Specs: Windows XP

My father gave me his old lap top from work, and he lost his system disks. How can I wipe out everything on this computer with out destroying the OS?
Some one told me that If I didn't have the system discs, I could do it from the recovery partition. How can I tell if I even have a recovery partition. what should I be looking for?

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October 6, 2010 at 15:33:57

You can see your recovery partition this way.

Start > My Computer, right click on it & select manage, click on Storage & then Disk Management.

You should see a very small size, which is for recovery.



#1
October 6, 2010 at 15:02:35

What brand?

Also, do a search on the drive for i386 ( it's about 500mb ) & let us know if you have it.


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#2
October 6, 2010 at 15:18:58

I have 2 drives, my C: and a D: drive. within my D: drive i have a folder titled 029293d494dd4cd1bdf9e1, and in that folder is another named i386.
both my c and d drives are 35gb.

the computer is an ACER TravelMate 2480


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#3
October 6, 2010 at 15:21:42

I just looked at the size of the i386 folder, and it is only 2.4 mb

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#4
October 6, 2010 at 15:21:43

Ok, that is not what I was looking for.

acer TravelMate 2480 reinstall from recovery partition

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&biw...


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#5
October 6, 2010 at 15:33:57
✔ Best Answer

You can see your recovery partition this way.

Start > My Computer, right click on it & select manage, click on Storage & then Disk Management.

You should see a very small size, which is for recovery.


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#6
October 6, 2010 at 15:44:33

If you have i386 about 500mb ( which is XP ) on a CD or another computer, I would make another CD with SP3 on & delete all partitions.

Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Your Windows XP Installation CD
http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipst...

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How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
http://www.windowsnewsletter.com/cu...
SP3 download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
Windows XP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...
Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/...
Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...
List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946...
How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718


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