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vix2000 vix2000 is offline
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Default hard drive question - 11-24-2013, 08:33 PM

I have just freshly installed win 7 on the c drive of a dell mini 1011. The HD has been previously partitioned but the data on the hd is no longer required. The partitions showing up are Disk1 Basic MBR 149.05 GB, C:Windows 7 (NTFS) and D: Storage (NTFS) 29.30 GB.

Disk1 does not show up in windows explorer and I don't understand why it is using nearly half the space on the hard drive. I can delete drive D and expand C into it, but if I try to delete Disk1 it says I will not be able to boot the computer.

Can anyone tell me what this Disk1 is please?
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Default 11-25-2013, 01:04 AM

Do the install again. This time, select the "Custom" or "Advanced" option and delete ALL existing partitions. Then select to install into the unpartitioned space. The install will create a small hidden partition (about 200MB) to aid in booting and recovery, and you'll have C for the rest.

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