System using Recovery partition as Active partition

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by osalcido, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. osalcido

    osalcido [H]ard|Gawd

    Nov 10, 2005
    This system has two partitions... one is a recovery partition with 10 gbs and the other is the main partition with 70

    The user installed windows on the recovery partition though and has been using that so now the drive is full and cant do much of anything...
    Meanwhile the old main partition sits idle
    How do i reactivate the old partition (Drive letter C:)? I have the XP setup disc for recovery if necessary
  2. xxEIEIOxx

    xxEIEIOxx 2[H]4U

    Feb 1, 2008
    Is the recovery partition marked as C now? Are you looking to just reinstall to the larger partition? What I would do is blow out both partitions and create 1, then install to that. I am not sure if that is what you are looking to do. Please provide more information if you had something else in mind. If you are looking to move the contents of the small partition to the large one, that would prove much more difficult, but could be possible.