To remove PC Restore:
Log on to the computer as a local administrator.
In Windows Explorer, go to
Double-click the filename
NOTE: If you do not log on as a local administrator, a message appears stating that you must log on as
administrator. Click Quit, and then log on as a local administrator.
NOTE: If the partition for PC Restore does not exist on your computer’s hard drive, a message appears stating
that the partition was not found. Click Quit; there is no partition to delete.
to remove the PC Restore partition on the hard drive.
when a confirmation message appears.
The PC Restore partition is deleted and the newly available disk space is added to the free space
allocation on the hard drive.
Local Disk (C)
in Windows Explorer, click
, and verify that the additional disk
space is available as indicated by the increased value for
to close the
PC Restore Removal
Restart the computer.Using the Operating System CD
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem with a newly
installed driver, first try using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback (see "Using Windows XP Device
Driver Rollback" on page109). If Device Driver Rollb ack does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore to return your operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new
device driver. See "Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore" on page111.
To reinstall Windows XP, you need the following items:
Drivers and Utilities
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD contains drivers that were installed during assembly of the computer. Use the
Drivers and Utilities CD to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from where you ordered your
computer, or whether you requested the CDs, the Drivers and Utilities CD and Operating System CD may not ship
with your computer.
Reinstalling Windows XP
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After you reinstall the operating system, you
must also reinstall the device drivers, virus protection program, and other software.
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