New ASus Laptop F3F Series XP Home HELP

  Giggle n' Bits 23:02 08 Dec 2006

just powered up a new Asus F3F Laptop running XP Home SP2 and noticed on the desktop was NTFS covert file DOSS Prompt icon with cog wheels picture in it.

Before looking at this I went to view the 80GB HDD and found C Partition in FAT 32 size roughly 43.6GB & D Partition is NTFS size 29GB

Could someone tell me if the partitions are incorrect I would have thought the bigger 43.6GB should be NTFS and smaller be 29GB

The Laptop has 2 Recovery CDs which I am wondering if this will correctly install the partitions as I think clickin on the NTFS icon in the first place goosed it up.

Help please as I am setting it up for my Daughter Xmas Gift.

  birdface 23:21 08 Dec 2006

One will probably be for the drivers+tools Etc,The other should be the recovery Disc,Sorry I cant help with your problem,But I am sure there are others that can, Good luck.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:35 08 Dec 2006

the 29GB NTFS Partition is the Recovery but I have seen this the otherway round everytime.
I have these options to run a Recovery using the Recovery CDs

1. Recover to 1st Partition only(allowing other
partitions to be left alone)

2. Recover to Entire HDD(creates new System Partition as Drive C)

3. This option deletes both partitions from the drive and re-created them new C: 60% & D: 40%

Personally I think NTFS should be the main partition can someone please help

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