Satellite Pro U400-130 - hard drive Partition - help

Hi all

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-130 mobile - cell PSU45E-005005EN

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (T8400) 2.26 GHz, the front side Bus speed: 1066 MHz, level 2: 3 MB Cache
3072 MB (1024 + 2048 MB) DDR2 RAM
250 GB hard drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition

What I've found, is that the hard drive is partitioned into two separate drives

1. the drive C - 117 GB - hand player - all programs, user accounts and files of work / are saved on the C drive.
2 drive E - 113 GB - A folder titled HDDRecovery (size 4.42 GB) nothing elese is on the E drive.
3. This only totals to 230 GB, then where is the other 20 GB?

I want to know/how is is:

1. Why are we doing this way?
2. What is the purpose of the file recovery Drive E and it does not require the space of 113 GB?

3. If I increase the size of drive C to say 55GO and decrease the size of drive E?
3.1 is it possible?
3.2 what impact will?

4. the drives C and E only total 230 GB so where is the other 20 GB?

Can someone please help

Thank you very much


(1) the HARD disk is partitioned into 3 partitions and not 2! Go to the disk management utility and you will see that there is a hidden partition. This hidden partition is created by Vista. It contains the necessary backup files that are needed for the repair of the system, if something goes wrong with your operating system.

(2) the second partition contains the record of recovery of HARD drive that allows you to retrieve the laptop without using recovery discs. But of course, you are able to create a recovery disk and it s highly recommended to create a recovery disk using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.

3.1 I think that this could be possible, but before that you'd change any partition size I recommend the creation of the recovery disk because there is a high risk that after changing the size of partitions you drive HARD recovery option does not work.

3.2) see point 3.1

4.) I think the other hidden partition using this 20 GB. Also please note that 250GB are not really 250 GB 1 GB is not 1000MB but 1024MB.
This means that the 250 GB HARD drive is not 250 000 MB but 238 418 MB

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