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 PostPost subject: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:01 pm 
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Im not really sure if this topic should go in this category,but still
I have just boght a new Acer Aspire 6930g and it has a hidden partition
which is being used for recovery purposes i was just wondering if i really
need this partition because i am going to format the disk and install
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Could anyone here advice me on if i should keep this partition or not


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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Pretty much all Acer computers have that partition, I deleted mine long ago.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 pm 
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You only need to keep it if you don't have a recovery disk, or the knowledge to reinstall windows and drivers yourself. If you do, then you can go ahead and safely delete it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:23 pm 
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Once you used the acer utility to burn the recovery DVDs (you should need two) (I also recommend burning a separate drivers CD) then you don't necessarily need it no more. If you want to use D2D Recovery then you may want to keep it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Ok thanks i have burnt the recovery disks and will burn the driver disk also.
But like andy said i dont need it if i can reinstall windows so i will delete the
partition
I was also wondering if anyone could help me unlocking the BIOS its pretty
locked up and i was wondering if i could get more access to it without having
to flash it to a newer or hacked version or somthing like that


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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:00 pm 
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You have to re-flash a BIOS with a better version to unlock items, there is no other way to do it. If items such as the multiplier on the CPU are locked down, that's the CPU doing it not the BIOS. Some CPU's can't have their multiplier changed.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:21 pm 
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I dont think its the CPU since i cant change or view any details at all,
all i get is the acer screen showing the basic specs and another tab
that allows me to set supervisor password and disk passwords.
Could you recommend me some site from where i can get such BIOS's
because all i can find is a newer BIOS from acers site which i dont expect
to be any better than the original


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 PostPost subject: Re: Hidden Partitions        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:47 pm 
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If there are newer BIOSs for you PC, then upgrade them, they may just add extra functionality to your mainboard, so it's worth it to upgrade the BIOS to the latest.

For the rest of your post, I don't have any knowledge of Acer BIOS configs so I cannot help you, sorry.

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You might brick your laptop using third-party BIOSes. I'd stay away from them.

Laptops usually are a little less configurable, I've never heard of one though where you can't change a single setting. :o


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