alright finally got rid of that partition sorta, i cut and paste everything from the d: (recovery) onto my c:\ which is of course my main partition, after i did that i wanted to make sure the recovery cds actually work before scrapping the contents of that partition. so i booted from the first cd it came up umm press r for recovery options, f to format and reinstall and q to quit, so i pushed r for the options, i get no options, i get an error like cannot boot from disk or something like that, so i pushed f it actually took me to the push y to confirm the format so i quit after that, my question is this, obviously the r options thing doesnt work which means i cant install windows over the old without formatting which doesnt bother me cuz that just causes more problems neways but how do i find out if the f option format actually works without actually formatting, and maverick if ur reading this will hp send me an xp disc if i request one instead of ****ing with these retarded recovery discs. one last thing when u first boot my pc u get the big blue hp thingy with the options to go into bios or f10 to start recovery, recovery doesnt work nemore, it says to insert boot disk blah blah, this is where i would recover windows straight from the partition for u ppl that r unfamiliar with hp's setup crap. so ya give me some advice plz, deleting that partition to give me some room doesnt do me ne good when its sitting on my other partition taking up the same amount of room, i need the partition to install mandrake if u guys are wondering plus i only have 7 gigs left on c
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Athlon XP 2200+ oc\'ed @ 1.93ghz
Nvidia mx420 :(
60gig maxtor 7200rpm
Dual boot with Mandrake 10.0 and Win XP Pro sp2