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3 partitions showing in Disk Management 2 unlabeled

by hutch68 / October 28, 2014 7:46 AM PDT

Vista explorer only shows 1 drive (C drive ) but when i open Disk Management it shows 2 other healthy partitions with no labels. Disk Management tools will not allow me access to these drives. I run a Toshiba Satellite l300d,

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Silly question
by Penner5 / October 28, 2014 8:06 AM PDT

I know this sounds silly, but do you have three hard drives in this PC or just one hard drive with three partitions?

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Surely 1 hard drive with ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Silly question

2 very small partitions and 1 very big one (the c:).


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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 8:43 AM PDT

Most of the time it's restore areas, Windows own boot and rollback area and not much new to be discussed that isn't on the web.

You're not supposed to tinker with those for reasons well batted around but if you insist, a great way to learn about it.

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How large is the HDD in GBs and how large are
by VAPCMD / October 28, 2014 10:41 AM PDT

the partitions ?

How are the partitions described in Disk Management ? Are they formatted ??


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Partition sizes
by hutch68 / October 29, 2014 7:22 AM PDT

To clarify, its only 1 Hard Drive that is showing 3 partitions, 2 of the partitions are not labeled with the main partition being c drive, i would paste a screen shot but this forum will not let me. So the disk manager shows three volumes. 1st unlabeled volume is 1,46 GB healthy (EISA configuration) 100% free, 2nd healthy unlabeled volumes is 5.64 GB (primary healthy Partition) 100% free, the third is C 141 GB (system, boot......etc). C is the only volume that is labelled. Right clicking on the unlabeled volumes doest give any options except to delete them, which i will not do.

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Which is proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2014 7:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Partition sizes
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partition problem
by hutch68 / October 29, 2014 1:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Which is proper.

when i took the lappy out of the box, on flash up it showed 2 partitions c and d drive on the same hard disk. i had to preform a factory reset to resolve multiple issues and now it shows 3 partitions, 2 not labeled and c drive, with my origimal out of the box intsatall showed 2 partitions c and d (5.46 GB) that shows as a none labeled volume

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Still sounding like it's doing what it was supposed to.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2014 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: partition problem

Recovery systems need another partition so recovery could have forgotten to hide it well.

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