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NEC VERSA LX - RESTORING THE 12 OR 18GB HARD DISK DRIVE Manual

Restoring the 12- or 18-gb hard disk drive
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NEC Versa
LX and SX
Restoring the 12- or 18-GB Hard Disk
Drive
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.
Note
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.
Note
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.
Note
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
website, www.nec-computers.com.
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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  • Page 1 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 website, www.nec-computers.com.
  • Page 2 Repartitioning and Restoring To repartition and restore your 12- or 18-GB hard disk drive, you must complete these tasks. Your hard disk drive is preinstalled at the factory as a single partition. If you choose, you can repartition your hard disk drive into multiple partitions. (The first partition must always be 6-GB.) Before you restore your system using the Product Recovery CD, you must have two partitions on your hard disk drive.
  • Page 3 At “Enter Volume label,” enter the volume name if one exists and press ; if no volume Enter name exists, press Enter Type at “Are you sure?” and press Enter Press twice to return to the FDISK Options menu. Deleting DOS Partitions From the FDISK Options menu, type to delete the partition or logical DOS drive and press...
  • Page 4 Creating an Extended DOS Partition From the FDISK Options menu, type to create a DOS partition or logical DOS drive and press Enter Type to create an extended DOS partition and press Enter A prompt pertaining to partition size appears. Press Enter The extended DOS partition is created.
  • Page 5 Creating a Single Partition Using Partition Magic In order to create a single partition for your 12- or 18-GB hard disk drive, you need to use Partition Magic 4.01 after you complete the restore process. Verify that the Partition Magic 4.01 file is on your Application and Driver CD (located in the \software\all\pm directory).
  • Page 6 Restoring the 12- or 18-GB Hard Disk Drive 819-200646-001 02/2000 '%&(#!#(' 6 Restoring the 12- or 18-GB Hard Disk Drive...

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