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eniac
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Recover to out-of-box state

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Can recovering the system to the "out-of-box state"

be done more than once?

 

The way I understand it that there's a separate partition on

the hard drive that's used for system recovery. Once it's

used to recover the system the partition is deleted. A new

partition is created, the hard drive is formatted and the

software is reinstalled. The system is recovered to the

"out-of-box state" minus the partition and the ability to

restore the system again.

 

If DVD's are used to recover the system is the partition

used to restore the system also re-created?

 

Thanks.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state


Can recovering the system to the "out-of-box state" be done more than once?

 

The system is recovered to the "out-of-box state" minus the partition and the ability to restore the system again.


You understand incorrectly. Out-of-box state means exactly what it says. Everything is restored. So, yes, you can restore as many times as you like.

 

That, however, does not obviate the need to create recovery discs. When the disk itself fails, you need those to restore to a new hard disk.

-Jerry
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eniac
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state

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Thank you for the clarification.

 

So system recovery to the "out-of-box state" can be done more

than once if necessary and the (hidden?) partition that provides

the ability to perform the recovery remains unaffected?

 

I imagine that recovery from DVD's recovers the entire disk including

the partition necessary to recover the system from the hard drive if

needed.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state


I imagine that recovery from DVD's recovers the entire disk including the partition necessary to recover the system from the hard drive if needed.


Yes, it recovers to the out-of-box state too.

 

Some recent machines have other options. Care to give a model number?

-Jerry
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eniac
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state

A665-S6086

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state

 

Satellite A665-S6086

 

See the section Recovering the Internal Storage Drive, which begins on p. 61 of the User's Guide.

 

   Satellite A660 Series User’s Guide

-Jerry
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eniac
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Re: Recover to out-of-box state

I read the section but it doesn't provide clarification regarding the possible

unintended consequences of following the procedure.

 

So as long as the integrity of the hard drive is maintained the system can

be recovered indefinetly (from either the partition on the HD or DVD's) If

the hard drive fails a replacement hard drive can be recovered from DVD's.