Recovery partition removal on Samsung r70?


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dennis@home

I want to remove the 10G recovery partition on my vista machine (I have an
install DVD which I have used to install vista so its a waste of space).
However disk manager wont let me do anything with it.
I can delete it in Ubuntu using parted but Vista doesn't see the free space.
I can reformat it at a new partition using NTFS in Ubuntu but then Vista
sees it as it did originally and wont let me do anything.
I don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it.
Any suggestions?
 
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FrobozzCo

dennis@home said:
I want to remove the 10G recovery partition on my vista machine (I
have an install DVD which I have used to install vista so its a waste
of space). However disk manager wont let me do anything with it. I
can delete it in Ubuntu using parted but Vista doesn't see the free
space. I can reformat it at a new partition using NTFS in Ubuntu but
then Vista sees it as it did originally and wont let me do anything.
I don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it. Any suggestions?
I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the recovery
partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned out Acer had
a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an attempt to protect
it.

I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was able
to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
 
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dennis@home

FrobozzCo said:
I had a similar problem with an Acer laptop. I'd delete the recovery
partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned out Acer had
a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an attempt to protect
it.

I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was able
to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
Which utility did you use?
Its been a while since I had to fiddle with the MBR.
 
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FrobozzCo

dennis@home wrote:

Fixed it now.
There is a command line fdisk in vista that did the job.
diskpart.exe

Cool. I didn't know about the diskpart.exe utility.
Looks like diskpart would have done the job for me as well without the
need to resort to the BootIT NG tools.
 
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I'd delete the recovery partition but it would come back on the next boot. Turned out Acer had a special MBR that was restoring the partition in an attempt to protect it. I used a disk repair utility to repair the MBR. After that I was able to delete the recovery partition and use the extra space.
 

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