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Undoing Rapid Restore PC for IBM X31

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Hi,

A colleague of mine has just executed rapid restore on his HDD, not knowing what the implications were.

It's a backup and recovery tool, so he thought he could play it cool and be safe and back up his system. But what it's done is, it's created a hidden partition and stored an image of his hard drive there. As a result, the available space on his HD drive has now been cut in half.

Is there any where of undoing this and removing that image and partition WITHOUT formatting?

Thanks in advance
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I would use Partition Magic. I am using Version 8.0, but earlier versions should also work. You can either run it under Windows, or use the 2 floppies it makes during install, and run it in DR DOS. It will identify the hidden partition, which you can then delete and restore your original partition back to it's original size. Just make sure you don't touch the special IBM partition which is used by the Rapid Restore function.
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I have been using Powerquest's Partition Magic for so long, that I forget that most don't know about what it can do. It has saved me a lot of trouble, both for myself and other computers I work on. Glad I could help out.
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