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C Drive Partition Mystery

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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 7:21:03 PM

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OS=Win XP-Pro, Computer = Dell Dimension 3000
My computer contained drives A, C, D, E, & F.
D & E are CD ROM drives, F was USB plug-in memory device. I now see I
have F & G as Local Disk (partitions) and H when I install the memory stick.
Where did the F &amd G partitions come from? I never created them, did Windows
do it somehow? There is 39 MB on F, 3.0 GB on G. Device Manager lists them as
Storage Volumes.
I would remove these partitions if I knew it was safe but I have no idea of
their origin or function.
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 9:31:37 PM

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Those are Dell diagnostic partitions.
Leave them alone.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"xmod3" wrote:

| OS=Win XP-Pro, Computer = Dell Dimension 3000
| My computer contained drives A, C, D, E, & F.
| D & E are CD ROM drives, F was USB plug-in memory device. I now see I
| have F & G as Local Disk (partitions) and H when I install the memory stick.
| Where did the F &amd G partitions come from? I never created them, did Windows
| do it somehow? There is 39 MB on F, 3.0 GB on G. Device Manager lists them as
| Storage Volumes.
| I would remove these partitions if I knew it was safe but I have no idea of
| their origin or function.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 8:37:04 AM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Those are Dell diagnostic partitions.
> Leave them alone.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "xmod3" wrote:
>
> | OS=Win XP-Pro, Computer = Dell Dimension 3000
> | My computer contained drives A, C, D, E, & F.
> | D & E are CD ROM drives, F was USB plug-in memory device. I now see I
> | have F & G as Local Disk (partitions) and H when I install the memory stick.
> | Where did the F &amd G partitions come from? I never created them, did Windows
> | do it somehow? There is 39 MB on F, 3.0 GB on G. Device Manager lists them as
> | Storage Volumes.
> | I would remove these partitions if I knew it was safe but I have no idea of
> | their origin or function.
> Thanks for the reply! It's interesting they were put there by "Dell" because I contacted Dell's Help Chat prior to this site. The Dell representitive had no idea what they were.
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