08-01-2011 01:23 PM
I was looking at the Partitions on my Hard drive, Pavilion DV6-3142ea, as Iwanted to create a new partition for data storage. when I realsied that there was a 4th partition - HP Tools. Because the HP Tools Partiton exists when I went to create a new partition for data storage Windows 7 informed me that it would have to be a dynamic partition and the issues with that. The whole idea of having a separate partition for data storage is to allow me to recover the data if the C drive gets corrupted or the motherboard dies and I need to retrieve teh data from the hard drive.
So can I move the files already in te HP Toolst partition to another location so that i can use it for data storage?
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08-01-2011 01:53 PM
Check the link below:
How to repartition HDD of HP notebook with pre-loaded Windows 7.
08-02-2011 01:58 AM
Thank you for replying, but your article doesn't even mention the HP Tools Partition.
Do the tools run from there or is that a second "Recovery" Partition.
i repeat my question, Why is the HP Tools Partition there? What can I do to use that as the basis of a partition for storing data files?
The alternative is to delete the contents of the Recovery Partition after creating Recovery Disks, as arguably the Recivery files should not be on the Hard drive in the first place as if the HD fails I would be unable to restore the OS to a replacement HD.
Big HDs are great, but not when the manufacturer hasn't thought about the implications and used up all 4 Partitions that can be cerated wihout resorting to a Dynamic drive! Not Impressed HP!
08-02-2011 02:01 AM - edited 08-02-2011 02:04 AM
Quote from guide:
HP_TOOLS - partition which allow to use diagnostic tools after pressing F2 on startup.
I do not recommend removing HP_TOOLS or RECOVERY partitions.
They will not give you much space and they are very often needed.
In this guide you will find two very good solutions on your problem.
Find some time and check whole guide.
08-17-2011 09:18 AM
hey daniel I read your article How to repartition HDD of HP notebook with pre-loaded Windows 7. I am too wanting to partition my Hp Pavilion G6 harddrive. Can I change the Recovery or Hp_tools drive into logical instead of C: or deleting System?
09-01-2011 10:23 PM
Just for the record the program is a little buggy and wil tell you it failed when it did not. Besides that minor annoyance it worked beautifully!
09-02-2011 04:25 PM
Just for the record the program is a little buggy and wil tell you it failed when it did not.
Could you write a few words more about this problem?
09-02-2011 11:06 PM
When I first tried changed the main partition to logical it said there was another program running so I restarted and the program gave me an errorthat something else was running even though I has disabled the antivirus. . I tried running the program after a clean boot and again got the error that something else was running, I had disabled the anti-virus. I can't remember the exact wording of the error message that said it failed. Then I noticed the button to make it a logical partiton was greyed out and the programed had worked despite the error message.
After that no worries!