Danny Manabat wrote:
Using Partition Magic you can reclaim the space occupied by HPA. Be aware that after you re-claim the space your HPA will be gone and you cannot reinstall the factory installed system.
By using Partition Magic you don't need to reformat the whole drive to reclaim the HPA space and to partition your drive.
Great! That was just the answer I was looking for. Iwas just about to do the whole operation described here
but I guess that a fresh install of Windows probably wouldn't do me much good - or would it?
At least the approach of using PartitionMagic seems *much* easier, and if I understood you right here, I wouldn't need to fool around with the BIOS or anything, right?