Details of recovery partition in Samsung® Q310
How does a recovery patition help? What is its role in Samsung Q310?
Samsung Q310 is a lightweight, thin and stylish laptop for both work and play. This laptop is equipped with USB ports, an 8 inch optical drive, headphone and microphone jacks and blocked modem ports. This is a dual core laptop with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor and has 3GB of RAM. It has 7-in-one card reader, Ethernet jack and two stacked USB ports. The recovery partition includes all the information necessary for the recovery of the system in case of a system failure. The recovery partition helps to avoid difficulty of storing information on the system itself. The image of the operating system and driver programs are saved in a partition called a recovery partition. This partition might get corrupt due to improper shutdown, physical damage virus issue and power failures. With the help of recovery software available in the market you can recover corrupt partitions.
The following points might give you the information regarding the working of recovery partition:
- Operating system reinstallation
- Installation of drivers
- Restores the settings to factory defaults
Operating system reinstallation
You can restore the operating system by selecting “Restore to factory settings” in Recovery Manager which is present in the 'All Programs' menu or by booting from a recovery CD. The active partition is formatted and deletes all data. Thus, you need to create a back up of data before the recovery process. You need to install the operating system from the recovery partition after formatting the hard drive. This is an automatic process and minimizes user intervention.
Installation of drivers
The hardware connected to your system needs a driver program for its proper operation. The backup of the driver program for all the hardware devices is stored in the recovery partition. So you need not search for driver CDs or download it from websites. After the process of reformatting, the driver programs are automatically installed.
The laptop becomes ready to use after the process of driver installation. The role of the recovery process at the end is to restore the settings like display, sound and themes. The details of the default settings are stored in the recovery partition. All the settings are restored in your system with the help of recovery partition and the laptop like it was when it was purchased.