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Restoring the 12- or 18-GB Hard Disk
Use the information in this document only when the 12- or 18-GB hard disk drive needs to be
restored to the original configuration. The 12- and the 18-GB drive comes preinstalled from the
factory as a single 12- or 18-GB partition, respectively.
The restore process creates two partitions, not a single partition as shipped from the
factory. If you want to create a single partition for your hard disk drive, you should run the
Partition Magic software after the restore process completes. Partition Magic can either be
downloaded from a URL address provided by NECC Customer Support, or installed from the
Application and Driver CD that ships with your system (not available on all CDs). See the section,
"Creating a Single Partition with Partition Magic."
This document provides instructions necessary to restore a 12- or 18-GB hard disk drive.
must have two partitions on your hard disk drive. Follow the instructions in this document to
create the two partitions.
Use only the Partition Restore option on the Product Recovery CD for restoring. Do not use the
Full or Express options.
If you do not format each partition before using the Product Recovery CD, your NEC
Versa notebook computer may not function properly.
Note to Windows NT users: Use the Product Recovery CD and select the Full (F) option. This
option destroys all data on the hard drive. (The Partition option only restores the C: partition and
leaves the data on other partitions intact.) To ensure compatibility with other Microsoft
operating systems, this drive is formatted with FAT partitions allocating 8 gigabytes. Download
Partition Magic from the provided URL or install Partition Magic from the Application and
Driver CD to allocate the unused space using NTFS. Disk Administrator in the Administrative
Tools is another way to configure the unused space. Disk Administrator deletes the additional
logical drives and creates one large NTFS drive.
To ensure that the hibernation or Save-to-File file is properly created and utilized when
needed, be sure that you have the appropriate BIOS levels installed on your system. For the
NEC Versa LX, use BIOS 45 or higher. For the NEC Versa LX with AGP, use BIOS 25 or higher.
For NEC Versa SX systems with Pentium II, use BIOS 47 or higher. The BIOS upgrades are
available by calling Customer Support at 1-800-632-4525 or by downloading from the NECC
For the NEC Versa SX systems with Pentium MMX, enter BIOS Setup and disable Auto
Save-to-File in the Power Management settings.
Before you restore your system using the Product Recovery CD, you
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