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The invention provides systems and methods for storing and recovering images in a computer partition, and more particularly to tools and techniques for placing and extracting images to and from the same partition that is imaged. Both a factory image and a user-updateable image may be stored on the same partition. Copies of a portion of the partition data and/or the system data for the imaged partition can be stored at a specified location within the imaged partition, in a separate partition, or on a removable recovery medium, thereby allowing images to be recovered after disruption of the imaged partition's system data. The image may be stored contiguously or non-contiguously. The image may also be stored as a system file or as an image container which comprises one or more than one image file. To speed restoration time and to assist recovery, the image may be stored at or near the end of the partition. Familiar or novel image formats may be used. By storing one or more partition images in the imaged partition, the invention eliminates consumer confusion between bootable partition size and disk size, without sacrificing the advantages provided by imaging.

Title
Storing a computer disk image within an imaged partition
Application Number
9/532223
Publication Number
6615365 (B1)
Application Date
March 22, 2000
Publication Date
September 2, 2003
Inventor
Val A Arbon
Orem
UT, US
Andy V Lawrence
Alpine
UT, US
Derrick S Shadel
South Jordan
UT, US
Heidi S Kramer
Orem
UT, US
Roy M Jenevein
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Computer Law &plus &plus
US
Assignee
PowerQuest Corporation
UT, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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