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How can i format automatically generated local disk in my harddisk

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March 17, 2012 2:41:55 PM

in my laptop a local disk(Q) is automatically generated on my harddisk....sometimes its automaticall invisiable....and then again comes..it has 0 bytes......and it doesn't show on disk management option...i won't able to remove this...pls help me how can i remove this partiton???????????? i m waiting the answer
March 17, 2012 3:18:21 PM

ujjwal59 said:
in my laptop a local disk(Q) is automatically generated on my harddisk....sometimes its automaticall invisiable....and then again comes..it has 0 bytes......and it doesn't show on disk management option...i won't able to remove this...pls help me how can i remove this partiton???????????? i m waiting the answer



My guess is that you don't want to remove that! I bet it's a portion of your hard disk that has been set aside by the manufacturer, so that you could restore the OS if needed. When you use your restore disk, it will access that portion of your hard disk and return your laptop to the original condition. If that is not important to you...then, get some partitioning software, and remove it. I use Acronis Disk Director. But, in order to have only one large partition,you'll end up having to start all over.... You will lose everything on your hd. So, make sure you have it all backed up.
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March 17, 2012 3:41:36 PM

^ Agreed. Do not remove or format partitions if you don't know what they are -- you could end up in a world of hurt.
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