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Old 02-13-2006, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. I'm fixing this Presario 5000 series computer for a friend of a friend, and I had to reformat it. The hard drive has TWO partitions, and one is named something with "system" in it... Anyway. It contains about 1 gig of unknown Compaq stuff. I don't know what it is. I don't use OEM computers, so I'm completely clueless about it. Can I just delete this stuff? I've already reformatted the main partition with Windows 2K.

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Old 02-13-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A bios can't be on a hard drive. You will have to look it up to see if anything important is on the partition.

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're putting on a fresh install of windows, then just delete all partitions and install, might make sure you have the drivers for the computer first...
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