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Dave-nz

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There is a 4 GB hidden partition used to restore the laptop to the factory configuration, i would like to gain access to this partition so i can burn the contents to a DVD. can someone please tell me how to gain access to this partition
Computer Management shows the partition as Backup 4.01 GB FAT32 Healthy (unknown Partition)
Let me know if you need any other information
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Kniht

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It would help to know what brand of laptop you are trying to restore.
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The laptop is NEC Versa E2000
If you would like to know anything else about the laptop here is the specs
http://minisites.nec...cifications.asp
The laptop in question has the celeron processor
40 GB hard drive
CD Rom

Edited by Dave-nz, 31 October 2006 - 03:53 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Systems with hidden partitions usually come with their own programs to make the recovery DVDs. These will also make them auto-run as well which won't happen if you burn the files yourself.
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It may be best to contact tech support at NEC.

E-mail - op.system.support@necsam.com
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Shouldn't Partition Magic be able to see that? Don't know if you could do anything useful with the info, but it should be able to see it. You might be able to boot from a linux livecd, see it, and copy the data over to the main partition, and burn it from there.
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