System_sav (d: )

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LilBlueDawg, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. LilBlueDawg

    LilBlueDawg Guest

    sup guys, my compaq computer with Windows XP came with 2 hard drives. A Local Disk (C: ), and a SYSTEM_SAV (D: ). I wuz wonderin wut the SYSTEM_SAV (D: ) is for. There's a buncha system files in it. It's only 6.7GB total, and there's only 551MB left free. Wut will happen if it gets full?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    It's probably som weird Compaq specific system restore thing. If the disk gets full anything could happen depending on how they made the program. Since XP already has a system restore I'd probably repartition the whole drive and install XP from the beginning to get the extra space back.

    A warning though! Some brand computers (I believe Compaq made some) have their BIOS on the hdd. Really feckin stupid if you ask me. Anyway, if you repartition such a disk your computer won't start since you won't have a BIOS anymore. Make sure your computer isn't one of these first!

    <edit>Oh, two drives. Um, same advice anyway. :)</edit>
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

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    never knew that.......that is dumb.
     
  4. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    Thats because it isn't true I have a compaq with the bios on the hdd u can fdisk the hell out of it format it anyway you want it don't matter. BUT if u take the hdd out then the pc does not work anymore.
     
  5. SickBoi

    SickBoi Kicker of Elves

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    my step dad's compaq has the same system save D: partition too.. its part of the compaq restore program.. to restore your computer to its original condition.. it came in really handy when i installed *nix on it and it didn't like the boot loader.. i guess i could have fdisk /mbr.. but i like doing things the hard way..
     
  6. Nick M

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    " Thats because it isn't true I have a compaq with the bios on the hdd u can fdisk the hell out of it format it anyway you want it don't matter. BUT if u take the hdd out then the pc does not work anymore. "

    That's even worse.
    No offense to intented to compac users, but, I always through compacs were junk, this just confirms it for me :)
     
  7. LilBlueDawg

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    how can u tell if the bios is on the HD?
     
  8. Nick M

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    Disonnect the primary HDD, and turn on the computer, see if it boots. if it does, then bios on mobo. if not, then well, you get it.