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Hard Drive was partitioned! HELP!

Ok,short and sweet here...HELP! Have a 30G Hard Drive (small, yes I know) running windows xp. I bought an external hard drive (320g) but thats not important since this happened right before I took it out of the package. I started my computer and looked at my computer and for some reason my C drive has partitioned off into a E and F drive. The E drive is 46.9 MB big using FAT, it seems to be loaded with DELL files, mostly MDM files. The F drive is 2.99 GB big using FAT32 and filled with 8 Folders, mostly named SRC1, SRC2, etc. How in the heck did this happen and why??? Can I reverse this and put it all back on the C drive? These e and f drives are not full and i lost 2 gb from this. I also noticed that I no longer have any system restore save dates to go back to when i did before. Can anybody shed some light here? Thanks!

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this hard disk always had those 3 partitions, but you didn?t notice it because they were hidden by Dell. And now you took a fresh view and you saw them for the first time.

Nothing wrong.

Kees

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Those two partitions on a Dell ...

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are normally the system tools and recovery partitions. they are usually hidden but can be seen in Disk Management.

What you do or did with them is up to you.

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