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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maurice, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    Hello:
    I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition (visible
    only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME
    (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:

    sources: folder containing boot.wim
    System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    boot.sdi : file (on root)
    winrepartition.ini: file (on root)

    can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already split
    my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions (with the
    TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run Norton GHOST,
    because there is no free slot available for Ghost.

    any idea?
    thank you

    Maurice
     
  2. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:er93esQKLHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl "Maurice"
    <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Hello:
    > I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition
    > (visible only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named
    > TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:
    >
    > sources: folder containing boot.wim
    > System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    > boot.sdi : file (on root)
    > winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >
    > can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already
    > split my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions
    > (with the TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run
    > Norton GHOST, because there is no free slot available for Ghost.
    >
    > any idea?


    That's your system recovery partition. If your running OS gets truly
    trashed, you can restore your system to factory state from it.

    Of course, you lose any software you've installed since you bought it,
    as well as all your updates and personalizations.

    I'm surprised there's no information about it in any of the literature
    or help files you received with your system.

    On my old IBM R51 Thinkpad, there's a dedicated button on the deck that
    I can push during boot time to access this partition.

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  3. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 7/21/2010 12:29 PM On a whim, Maurice pounded out on the keyboard

    > Hello:
    > I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition (visible
    > only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME
    > (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:
    >
    > sources: folder containing boot.wim
    > System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    > boot.sdi : file (on root)
    > winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >
    > can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already split
    > my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions (with the
    > TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run Norton GHOST,
    > because there is no free slot available for Ghost.
    >
    > any idea?
    > thank you
    >
    > Maurice
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Hi Maurice,

    If you don't care about using the Recovery Partition offered by Toshiba,
    go ahead and delete. Those partitions usually restore the OS to the
    original condition, which usually wipe the existing OS partition of
    everything, including your data.


    Terry R.
    --
    Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
    Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DBC96E80AA98VeebleFetzer@216.250.188.140...
    > In news:er93esQKLHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl "Maurice"
    > <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Hello:
    >> I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition
    >> (visible only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named
    >> TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:
    >>
    >> sources: folder containing boot.wim
    >> System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    >> boot.sdi : file (on root)
    >> winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >>
    >> can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already
    >> split my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions
    >> (with the TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run
    >> Norton GHOST, because there is no free slot available for Ghost.
    >>
    >> any idea?

    >
    > That's your system recovery partition. If your running OS gets truly
    > trashed, you can restore your system to factory state from it.
    >
    > Of course, you lose any software you've installed since you bought it,
    > as well as all your updates and personalizations.
    >
    > I'm surprised there's no information about it in any of the literature
    > or help files you received with your system.


    There probably is mention of it, but since hardly anyone RTFM, how would
    they know? :)
    --
    SC Tom



    >
    > On my old IBM R51 Thinkpad, there's a dedicated button on the deck that
    > I can push during boot time to access this partition.
    >
    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:er93esQKLHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello:
    > I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition
    > (visible only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named TOSHIBA
    > SYSTEM VOLUME (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:
    >
    > sources: folder containing boot.wim
    > System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    > boot.sdi : file (on root)
    > winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >
    > can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already
    > split my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions (with
    > the TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run Norton GHOST,
    > because there is no free slot available for Ghost.
    >
    > any idea?
    > thank you
    >
    > Maurice
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks all!
    In fact, I'll use Norton ghost to create backups.
     
  6. deejaydee

    deejaydee Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:er93esQKLHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello:
    > I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden partition
    > (visible only in disk Management or EASUS Partitio tool), named TOSHIBA
    > SYSTEM VOLUME (*:). it's size is 1.46GB and it contains:
    >
    > sources: folder containing boot.wim
    > System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log
    > boot.sdi : file (on root)
    > winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >
    > can I delete this partition, and what it serves for? because I already
    > split my harddisk into C,D and E, so the max of 4 primary partitions (with
    > the TOSHIBA one) is reached. The problem is that I can't run Norton GHOST,
    > because there is no free slot available for Ghost.
    >
    > any idea?
    > thank you
    >
    > Maurice
    >
    >
    > Hi Maurice, and group

    I too have a Toshiba laptop satalite pro. mine didnt have a hidden partition
    I created one using paragon disk manager 9.5 free download free key. what i
    do
    periodically update this with latest updates. original disk is ram drive xp
    pro 2 I have tried
    to update this but have,nt been successful. myself i would keep this
    partition.
    deejaydee
    >
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:u25IO4QKLHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Terry R. <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> typed:
    > On 7/21/2010 12:29 PM On a whim, Maurice pounded out on the
    > keyboard
    >> Hello:
    >> I've noticed that in my Laptop Toshiba, there is a hidden
    >> partition (visible only in disk Management or EASUS
    >> Partitio tool), named TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME (*:). it's
    >> size is 1.46GB and it contains: sources: folder containing boot.wim
    >> System Volume Information: folder containing tracking.log boot.sdi :
    >> file (on root)
    >> winrepartition.ini: file (on root)
    >>
    >> can I delete this partition, and what it serves for?
    >> because I already split my harddisk into C,D and E, so the
    >> max of 4 primary partitions (with the TOSHIBA one) is
    >> reached. The problem is that I can't run Norton GHOST,
    >> because there is no free slot available for Ghost. any idea?
    >> thank you
    >>
    >> Maurice
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Hi Maurice,
    >
    > If you don't care about using the Recovery Partition
    > offered by Toshiba, go ahead and delete. Those partitions
    > usually restore the OS to the original condition, which
    > usually wipe the existing OS partition of everything,
    > including your data.
    >
    > Terry R.


    But be CERTAIN you still have a way to re-install wiindows, etc, before you
    wipe it out, or you'll really strand yourself! You'll at least need access
    to an XP install CD plus any Utilities/drivers disk/s that came on another
    disk with the machine. If you don't have those, do NOT throw away your
    partition yet!
    Sometimes on-disk recovery programs provide a way for the user to MAKE
    the recovery CDs and DVDs they may need. Start there iif you don't already
    have such a thinig. You WILL sooner or later, probably sooner, need to
    reinstall your OS from scratch even if you have imaging software like Ghost
    or Acronis.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     

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