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      09-22-2009, 09:12 PM
MJMIII wrote:
> "Christopher Muto" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> not all models came with a recovery partition, and if the machine
>> previously has the operating system reloaded from scratch then it may have
>> been blown away at that point even if it had once been there. i suggest
>> that you try the free antivirus tool from www.avast.com that scheduals a
>> malware scan for the next time that you boot which gives it the ability to
>> remove things that most other software can not. it just might save you
>> from having to reload everything from scratch.

>
> I forgot to mention he was running Avast, but it was shut down for some
> unknown reason. Windows Update was shut down, too. My first clue was when
> I couldn't connect to WU. When I started Avast it was like hitting trip 7's
> on a slot machine. This laptop has a hidden "E" partition that's about 3
> gigs. It's there, but I can't access it.

The Dell recovery partition is assumed by Dell to be in a fixed location
right after the C: drive. If partitions have been added then changes
must be made. See below for more info.
http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/index.htm
 
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      09-23-2009, 12:22 AM
MJMIII wrote:
> "Pen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> MJMIII wrote:
>>> "Christopher Muto" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed) t...
>>>> not all models came with a recovery partition, and if the machine
>>>> previously has the operating system reloaded from scratch then it may
>>>> have been blown away at that point even if it had once been there. i
>>>> suggest that you try the free antivirus tool from www.avast.com that
>>>> scheduals a malware scan for the next time that you boot which gives it
>>>> the ability to remove things that most other software can not. it just
>>>> might save you from having to reload everything from scratch.
>>> I forgot to mention he was running Avast, but it was shut down for some
>>> unknown reason. Windows Update was shut down, too. My first clue was
>>> when I couldn't connect to WU. When I started Avast it was like hitting
>>> trip 7's on a slot machine. This laptop has a hidden "E" partition
>>> that's about 3 gigs. It's there, but I can't access it.

>> The Dell recovery partition is assumed by Dell to be in a fixed location
>> right after the C: drive. If partitions have been added then changes must
>> be made. See below for more info.
>> http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/index.htm

>
> Some great information there. He's running XP Home, so I don't know if that
> makes a difference.
> Thanks!
>

Operating system doesn't matter.
 
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