I am working on a Dell Dimension E510 for one of my friends. In a nutshell I want to remove the recovery partition because the HD label says it's 160 G and the c: says it's 120 G and he has a clean XP OS to install. I tried all kinds of partitioning software and nothing shows the partition. Can anybody give me some direction? Does anyone know of a software that will delete a drive completely no matter what is on it? I tried "Active Kill disk" but that didn't work. Thank you!