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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:21 am 
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What is the best and fastest way to remove the IBM Service Partition ?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:29 am 
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Do you want to keep whatever else is on the drive or will you be erasing it completely? The easy answer is to go into BIOS and make the predesktop area visible (security options), and then either format it or reallocate it with something like partition magic or gparted. You may have to fix the MBR on the drive to get whatever is there to boot properly if you intent is to leave it there.


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Harryc wrote:
Do you want to keep whatever else is on the drive or will you be erasing it completely? The easy answer is to go into BIOS and make the recovery partition visible (security options), and then either format it or reallocate it with something like partition magic or gparted. You may have to fix the MBR on the drive to get whatever is there to boot properly if you intent is to leave it there.



I want to wipe everything and start all over.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:33 am 
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Go into BIOS and make the predesktop area visible (security options), and then partition and format the drive as you normally would.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:39 am 
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Harryc wrote:
Go into BIOS and make the predesktop area visible (security options), and then partition and format the drive as you normally would.



Thanks for the quick reply, my friend. I owe you a couple if not more.

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