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joejobs

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Hi,
Disk Management shows two drives:
1. C
2. Unknown Partition (healthy)

I have researched and found several opinions on what #2 is:
XP OS
Files that store recovery for reinstall
QC errors from initial installation

I have an HP Pavilion DV 4005US

Please help on what this is and if I can delete it?
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H-P computer have a HIDDEN partition for recovery of the operating system. You will not see it in windows explorer but you will see it in disk management.

You should also have a program to make a recovery cd/dvd. If you have an HP Pavilion click Hewlett-Packard and then HP PC Recovery CD Creator. If not, try clicking PC Help & Tools, then HP CD Recovery CD-DVD Creator to start the program. This is a one time program that disappears once it is used.

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Laptop brought couple cds with it:
Have an Operating System CD
and application and driver recovery.

(I already used the Operating System CD to fix the operating system once or twice.)

I understood that the partition is used to make a recovery CD?
Once I make the recovery CD that partition will disappear.

I wasn't able to find the program that creates the recovery CD,
Looked in Help and Support but nothing there.
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