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Old July 28th 03, 12:16 AM
Ed Stimach
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Default Removing the D Patition form Some Compaq Machines

For Compaq PC users who have a "D" partition on their hard drive,
there is now a service pack SP22827 which will eliminate the
partition. The following is from the web site;

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This application creates a bootable diskette, which can be used to
delete the D: Partition installed on certain Compaq Presario
computers. This application may be used on Compaq Presario computers
with partitioned hard disk drives to remove the D: Partition and
expand the C: Drive to include all the space that was included in the
D: Partition. Please refer to the main text to insure that your model
is listed.
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Old August 1st 03, 11:48 PM
Alan Kerr
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I looked at deleting the D partition when I run out of room on my C drive
but decided the best option was to fit a larger HDD. I fitted a 40meg HDD to
an old 12xl212 P3 650 added a bit of ram and now it runs XP faultlessly,
better unit than what it was new

Alan


"HH" wrote in message
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Note: If the D partition is deleted, the Recovery CD will no longer

restore
the PC. Think before you do it.

HH

"Ed Stimach" wrote in message
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For Compaq PC users who have a "D" partition on their hard drive,
there is now a service pack SP22827 which will eliminate the
partition. The following is from the web site;

==============
This application creates a bootable diskette, which can be used to
delete the D: Partition installed on certain Compaq Presario
computers. This application may be used on Compaq Presario computers
with partitioned hard disk drives to remove the D: Partition and
expand the C: Drive to include all the space that was included in the
D: Partition. Please refer to the main text to insure that your model
is listed.





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Old August 3rd 03, 02:55 PM
- Bobb -
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"HH" wrote in message
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Note: If the D partition is deleted, the Recovery CD will no longer

restore
the PC. Think before you do it.

HH


If you DO want to save the info on the D partition, you MAY want to
consider - getting a new,bigger hard drive and THEN running a program which
MAY come with it to copy your old data to your new drive. OR purchase a
program, such as Norton Ghost (~$25).

You'll end up with a bigger drive AND still have your old data.
Simply then make the new drive the master (- drive C) and then reboot - all
your info is still there. All of C and all of D.


bobb



"Ed Stimach" wrote in message
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For Compaq PC users who have a "D" partition on their hard drive,
there is now a service pack SP22827 which will eliminate the
partition. The following is from the web site;

==============
This application creates a bootable diskette, which can be used to
delete the D: Partition installed on certain Compaq Presario
computers. This application may be used on Compaq Presario computers
with partitioned hard disk drives to remove the D: Partition and
expand the C: Drive to include all the space that was included in the
D: Partition. Please refer to the main text to insure that your model
is listed.





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Old August 4th 03, 05:13 PM
- Bobb -
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Prior to doing that you may want to spend $10 to get the RestoreCD for your
model PC (check it at www.compaq.com/support . Then you don't need the D
partition info to do a restore.

"Ed Stimach" wrote in message
...
For Compaq PC users who have a "D" partition on their hard drive,
there is now a service pack SP22827 which will eliminate the
partition. The following is from the web site;

==============
This application creates a bootable diskette, which can be used to
delete the D: Partition installed on certain Compaq Presario
computers. This application may be used on Compaq Presario computers
with partitioned hard disk drives to remove the D: Partition and
expand the C: Drive to include all the space that was included in the
D: Partition. Please refer to the main text to insure that your model
is listed.



 




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