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Old November 26th 07, 12:43 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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I answered, you dont understand.You have pc issues not me, now **** off

"Betty Boop" wrote in message
doS wrote:
Email me

Give me one good reason why I should.
You don't listen, you can't read and even the way you communicate is poor!

Besides that, your manners in this media are also not correct. First of
all: reactions are posted at the bottom of the thread and seccond, posting
in a newsgroup is answering in this newsgroup.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Old November 26th 07, 05:47 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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I answered, you dont understand.You have pc issues not me, now **** off


Old November 28th 07, 01:55 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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Wandering wrote:
I think I understand better now.

Using XP Disk Manager, you can do what you want.

Shrink C: and Expand D: Both a few mouse clicks.

If you have a Ghost image of your entire operating system C: you can
install it on the smaller partition: It will tell you how much it needs.
Figure about 20GB for your operating system. On the other hand, there
should be no reason to do that, as shrinking won't lose any data, but
it's there if you need it.

If you have an image like that, you really have no use for the hidden
partition and you can forget recovery altogether.

I don't know enough about recovery to tell you if it will install into a
smaller partition. I took it off my machine when I installed Acronis
True Image.

Good luck.

"doS" wrote in message
Partiton magic is the best way to go.

"Betty Boop" wrote in message
doS wrote:
use the erecovery and make restore cds/dvds.Get partition magic and
carry on...

"Betty Boop" wrote in message
Hi you all,
I have an ACER Aspire L100 Desktop with Win XP Media Center 2005
SP2. In it a hard disk of aprox. 250 gb, devided into two
partitions (C:\ and D:\) each 113 gb.
I want to devide the C;\ partition in a smaller C:\ partition of
about 20 gb and format and rename the remaining gb's in a new E:\
D:\ will be unchanged.

I still have to work out how, but if it would be possible, does
anybody know if I would, the *eRecovery procedure* still will work??


doS, thanks for your reaction and advise.
For me it's a big relief to hear that it IS possible. However,
instead of what you suggested using Partition Magic to rearrange the
C:\ partition I'm thinking of using my original CD of another version
of XP, XP Home Edition. With that CD I will start to make a totally
new install because than I can format it first in the right
measurement, break off the installation after format and than
reinstall the machine's Media Edition. The formatting of the new E:\
I can make through the system.
You agree, is it good thinking or will I mess up?

What is still not clear for me, will the eRecovery still work with
that smaller space to install???
The same question I got for my Norton Ghost backups. Could they also
be restored to the smaller C:\ ??? This is very important for me,
because after I changed the D:\ partition from FAT32 to NTFS, the
backup and restore function of the machine is not working anymore so
I am totally dependent on my Norton Ghost application.
So,... if not, I really won't carry on!

Could you please help me out with this as well?


IIRC, I read somewhere else that Acer's eRecovery will only recover to a
partition thats the same as the default, from the factory settings. Even
converting to NTFS will cause eRecovery not to work. Again, IIRC.

What I did with my HDD configuration:
First I backed up the C partition with Ghost.
Then I used Partition magic to shrink the C partition then added the
extra to the D partition.
Then Backed up the 'new' C partition and deleted the old backup.
Then I converted the partitions to NTFS, but I don't think it matters
when you do this.


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