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by woah
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 21.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Partition disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Partition disaster

I don't have the laptop back until tomorrow evening, so I can't check right now, but from looking at the internet, Sony laptops don't include this. I'd like to avoid this option if I can anyway, I'd like to keep the Sony Recovery Partition just in case. Usually F10 starts the recovery partition but...
by woah
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 20.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Partition disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Partition disaster

Assuming you've exhausted the partitioning options on the XP disk, does the BIOS contain a low-level format option? Needless to say you will lose all data ever but it might do the trick (if take a very long time). I don't have the laptop back until tomorrow evening, so I can't check right now, but ...
by woah
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 20.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Partition disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Partition disaster

I was resizing the partition of a friend's laptop, and it ran out of battery mid-way. (I know, stupid me.) I've tried using an XP disc (with the SATA drivers) and it can't see the hard drive or any partitions. Ubuntu throws up a bunch of errors when using the Live CD and when trying to install, and ...