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How to Remove Norton Ghost Recovery Partition

by mfan225 / June 14, 2010 3:48 AM PDT

I am trying to remove a recovery partition i created using Norton Ghost 15. It is called LightsOutRestore. I have looked in Disk Management and cannot find it. I need to remove it because I am going to be dual-booting my PC with Ubuntu.

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I'd try the Symantec install disk first
by Steven Haninger / June 14, 2010 5:24 AM PDT

or contact them as to how. But, it's probably a hidden partition which you can remove with 3rd party applications or just use something like ptedit32 to make it visible and then delete it through Windows.

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try fixing your windows instead of using Ghost
by imbrod / June 14, 2010 10:37 PM PDT

OK, I used to format my disk and instead of reinstall new copy of windows, thought of Norton Ghost.
But you still need to reinstall all the apps!
It's easier to fix the current state of your windows: http://www.registryeasycleaner.net/
I've tried it yesterday and it made wonders!

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Registry Cleaners, not a good idea.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 15, 2010 5:19 AM PDT

We don't recommend Registry Cleaners in these forums. They can do more damage than good.


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I'd use Norton Ghost to remove that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2010 10:43 PM PDT

But read a few from http://www.google.com/search?q=LightsOutRestore and I see you may need to learn about BCDEDIT or EasyBCD if the removal ends with a failed boot.

Again, you used Ghost to create this, I suggest using that to remove this.

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