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Thread: Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

  1. Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?
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    So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

    thanks

  2. Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?
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    Hi

    From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
    This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

    But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition… not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time… in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

  3. Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?
    #3
    I’ve tested recovery HDD installation several times on few Toshiba notebooks and can confirm what Paolo wrote.
    Using recovery DVD the whole HDD will be deleted and new partitions created. When you use HDD recovery installation only partition C will be formatted and OS installed on it.

    When you’ve got your notebook how many partitions was shown in Windows explorer?
    Have you created partition D on your own?

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