Thanks for reply,ive just been reading some old links yours from 20.09.2003,i to have a packard bell with xp on a hidden partition,recently i ran the utility that copies the partition to cd,it said the 3 cd's were created successfully,however when restarting the pc the extra partition wasen't available anywhere 40 gig still shown as c:35.3 gig any ideas? To go back to initial problem should i proceed with sfc /scannow with my spi cd update. Thanks
when you run the master cd creator to make the masters it should have gave you the option of deleting the partition afterwards which will free up some space.did you select this option?
ps.the masters i created myself were corrupt and i had to get packard bell to send me the originals.this was done free of charge as i was under warranty.be careful if your not as you will be charged about £30 ish i think for them.
I never saw an option to delete the partition,i thought the partition was supposed to be available after restarting the pc,the actual master cd creator has now gone of my pc but there's no extra space.
When i go to defrag the bar shows a green block near the end which it says is unremovable,i assume this is still the hidden partition with the operating system on. How do i run the master cd's through smart restore to check them for errors? Thanks for your input