It is possible you can download a CD (recovery tools CD) that does everything the partition does which allows you to delete the partition (I have done this for older compaqs). You may also have a second larger partition holding the Operating System if your notebook did not come with the OS CD. If so, you should be able to burn it onto CD's which is the best thing to do to have a copy of the original OS in the event of HDD failure.
You should visit hp.com and select, software & driver downloads, then insert your notebook model number to dig into what is available.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-09-2007 at 08:34 PM.