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Old 06-05-2008, 18:52   #1
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viewing the hidden partition in vista

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O/S..windows vista home premium 32 bit
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Does anybody know how to view the hidden partition where my windows is installed from...I had no disc with the pc as windows was pre-installed and if I want to re-install windows I have to do it from the partition...but what I would like to do is to make a copy of it just in case my hard drive ever goes kaput on me.
when i go to my computer it does not show it.

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Old 06-05-2008, 18:55   #2
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Re: viewing the hidden partition in vista

F8 at boot up will give you boot options (think this was answered on here somewhere recent ill see if i can find it) If its nto it might be F11 or F12
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Re: viewing the hidden partition in vista

Have you not got an option in your start menu called create recovery disk or something similar to that?
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Old 06-05-2008, 19:01   #4
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yes this has been answered for you. Have you tried the F8
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Re: viewing the hidden partition in vista

i do not want to reformat for that I just press F8 upon boot....which is all ok as long as the hard drive is ok...but just in case I would to make an installation disc...I am thinking that if I could see it then I could burn a copy of it onto a DVD...or am I thinking along the wrong lines.
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Old 06-05-2008, 19:08   #6
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well you could create one using norton ghost or some free disk imaging software (google is your friend)
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Re: viewing the hidden partition in vista

Thanks zinglebarb,,,but if i was to do that would i not have to be able to view the partition in order to copy it.
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no I mean make a back up of the installed working xp you have now
so it will recover to todays state
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Re: viewing the hidden partition in vista

what you need to do is click on the start menu and there should, be a option that says the make of your pc. then in there should be an option to burn recovery disks if not you need to phone the manufacturer as they by law have to give a option, to burn these disks as most of the times, if there is a fault with the machine they will ask you to try to restore back to factory settings. i have had to do this many a times when i worked for comet for customers.

as acer use acer e-recovery management
hp use a hp option in the start menu under programs
and so do nearly all the other manufacturers.
as i said by law they have to provide a option to burn the discs as, they do not by law now have to provide a windows install disc due to the copying of the discs.
my advice phone the manufacturer for help.
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