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Old October 18th 03, 08:32 PM
Earl F. Parrish
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"JCH" wrote in message
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I have a Compaq 1800XL1 with two partitions; Local Disk (C and

System Save
(D. The D: partition takes up about 2.3G of HD space. Can I

safely delete
the D: partition and thus free up more HD space?



Deleting the partition alone will not free up any disk space. It
would simply become unallocated space which would not be available
for use as is. If you want to keep the partition, you can reformat
it and it would still be D:. If you want to incorporate it into the
C: partition, you would need software such as Partition Magic or
something similar to do so.

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Old October 19th 03, 04:00 PM
jch
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"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
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"JCH" wrote in message
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I have a Compaq 1800XL1 with two partitions; Local Disk (C and

System Save
(D. The D: partition takes up about 2.3G of HD space. Can I

safely delete
the D: partition and thus free up more HD space?



Deleting the partition alone will not free up any disk space. It
would simply become unallocated space which would not be available
for use as is. If you want to keep the partition, you can reformat
it and it would still be D:. If you want to incorporate it into the
C: partition, you would need software such as Partition Magic or
something similar to do so.

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Earl F. Parrish


I have Partition Magic. My question was would it be advisable to take over
the space of the current D: partition to use for something else. Thank you.


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Old October 22nd 03, 03:05 PM
Alinator
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"JCH" wrote in message
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I have a Compaq 1800XL1 with two partitions; Local Disk (C and System

Save
(D. The D: partition takes up about 2.3G of HD space. Can I safely

delete
the D: partition and thus free up more HD space?



One obvious, but mot mentioned word of caution here, is if your 1800 is like
my 1200, Compaq didn't give you any restore media to reinstall Windows 98
SE. The Recovery CD is basically an Emergengy Boot Disk, and if the
System_save partition isn't there intact, you can't do a restore to the
factory state.

I read for some models Compaq had made a CD set available to restore the the
OS in case of a major meltdown (for mine they told me I'd have to send it
back to them).

One way around this is to copy the whole original partition to a network
drive, or burn all the files to a couple of CD's (make sure to maintain the
file/folder structure). One thing to note, if you used the System Save
feature, there will be a large file in the root directory of D: named
system.sav. You don't have to include this file in your archive set to to a
full restore to the factory set. Since you said your D: partition was 2.3 GB
I'm guessing you used the backup feature at least once, since the 98SE
package will fit in about 1.1 GB.

I've used both these techniques successfully on my 1200 XL 118.

HTH

Alinator


 




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