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Recovery partition - repair

My T30 type 2366-85U Laptop no longer completely restores the PC using the Recovery CD. I tried to increase the size of the c: partition but failed. I used Partition Magic 8 and FDISK to eliminate all partitions except bootable C. With only one partition, bootable C:, the Recovery CDs did install a new mostly working WIN XP PRO but doesn't install any expected IBM Thinkpad software. Some devices are missing drivers. RECOVERY cds boots, copy files, expand files, but do not make a complete desktop. Before I changed HDD, RECOVERY CDs worked OK. Did I delete a needed RESTORE partition? What can I do to reinstall RESTORE PART so RESTORE CDs will again work? This seems like what I would need to do to a brand new HDD to allow that new HDD to be usable with the Recovery CDs. Do I have the tools on the RECOVERY CDs to make a brand new HDD usable with RECOVERY CDs? "....make a recovery disk set..." option? I have a 2nd T30-2366-85U [working OK] created 03/03 and the injured T30 was created 06/02. The 2nd T30 is working fine. Is there any way to use TRUE IMAGE ACRONIS 9 IMAGE software or Partition Magic to CLONE [RESTORE PARTITION] on the good HDD onto the HDD I altered? How can I recreate the RESTORE PARTITION I erased? How can I rebuild the altered HDD, with what software? Thank you for your help, Dave_S

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Re: Recovery partition - repair

You have obviously deleted the partition that the laptop could recover from but usually if you are supplied a cd to recover windows, there is normally a drivers folder within the cd but not the aplications, such as anti virus although these are only for a trial period. for things like microsoft works if supplied, are normally on a seperate cd. Without knowledge of your partition software, you should be able to partition the HDD and then copy the files from one drive to another, but the restore may not work as the system files may not weave together when you come to restore. I would imagine it's only the drivers that's youre main concern, which you can install from your other laptop.

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