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Windows 7: disk manager is show two entries per partition

01 Dec 2014   #11
stevetmq

windows 8.1
 
 

If you look at the partitions labled Lenove you will note they are exatley the same. The DiskPart tool only has one entry but the Disk Manager now has two.




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02 Dec 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

I only see one Lenovo 4.55gb partition on the drive map which maps the actual space used on disk. The second one on the listings above is likely an anomaly, although bad listings in Disk Mgmt can indicate corruption.

Have you made any changes to the disk as it is quite a mess. I would want to take control of the situation and do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which we can help you get perfect. Then stick only with the tools and methods in the tutorial and you'll keep it perfect for as long as you do. Over a million have used it without a single complaint, almost all normal consumers like you.
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02 Dec 2014   #13
stevetmq

windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I only see one Lenovo 4.55gb partition on the drive map which maps the actual space used on disk. The second one on the listings above is likely an anomaly, although bad listings in Disk Mgmt can indicate corruption.

Have you made any changes to the disk as it is quite a mess. I would want to take control of the situation and do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which we can help you get perfect. Then stick only with the tools and methods in the tutorial and you'll keep it perfect for as long as you do. Over a million have used it without a single complaint, almost all normal consumers like you.
Thank you for the replay. Yes I would love to do a clean install and Yes it's quite a mess but lots of that mess is how it came from "Lenovo" The first 4 partitions and the last 2 where the ones that it came with. That's 6!!! partitions I think this is over kill and have sead that to "Lenovo". 3 Partitions are the most!!! I think are needed. I would perfare one and restore DVD/s. The laptop has a "OneButton" restore system (you press the small reset button on the side and it boots the system restore. From what I can make out that is the 3rd partition and the one marked Lenovo.

I was hopping there was a way of removing the anomaly without a clean install but I see that is not to be SO:

The other partitions have been added by me. 1 big one for my data, 1 for Linux and 1 for OSX (testing only) and as this is a very delicate blance to keep I think for the time being I will live with the anomaly. At lease until I can confarm that I have made or have working system restore DVD/s.

I did get online with a MicroSoft person and let them take remote control until I noted that they where looking at the same web pages I was for the answers.

Thank you for your help, Over the past two days I have learned much one of which is how much I hate windows vista and up. XP was the best version by far
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02 Dec 2014   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In July 2014 I ordered and got an HP 15-D005TU laptop for my housemaid's son. It came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I did the initial setup and updated it. There was no bloatware in it and I only had to remove the obnoxious McAfee. Strangely I found the same duplicate entries in Windows Disk Management as reported by stevetmq. Though surprised, I didn't do anything for it was a brand new lappy and it was functioning well. There was no sign of any impaired performance. My maid's son carried it away to his college in two days and has been using it without any problems.

About a month back one of my relatives who resides nearby also purchased another HP15 on my recommendation and again I did the initial setup and updates. This laptop also has double entries in Windows Disk Management. And again it has been functioning well. Just a while ago I walked to his house to capture a screenshot but unfortunately his lappy is busy communicating with his daughter in U.S.A on Skype. May be tomorrow I shall post a screenshot.

Though I don't know why it is happening, it seems to be an innocuous glitch if at all . So stevetmq need not worry. He may perhaps take it up with Lenovo support and they may have an answer.
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02 Dec 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

I would judge by performance. If it performs fast with no hangs ever then it meets the Win7 standard. If not then you can benefit from the Clean Reinstall during which I'd wipe all partitions. It is always infinitely better than the factory install which is what OneKey restores.

For now if you need the 17 gb Unallocated space on either side of Data partition you can use Partition Wizard extend function demonstrated here: How to extend partition easily with partition magic
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02 Dec 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well there are allot of 100% free space entries using little space ?
Might help if you start to Name/ label them for what you intend to use them for

Those are some powerful tools you've been using is it possible you didn't mistakenly hit duplicate drive/ partition
Otherwise yep I would ask the manufacture and see what's up :/
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03 Dec 2014   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
In July 2014 I ordered and got an HP 15-D005TU laptop for my housemaid's son. It came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I did the initial setup and updated it. There was no bloatware in it and I only had to remove the obnoxious McAfee. Strangely I found the same duplicate entries in Windows Disk Management as reported by stevetmq. Though surprised, I didn't do anything for it was a brand new lappy and it was functioning well. There was no sign of any impaired performance. My maid's son carried it away to his college in two days and has been using it without any problems.

About a month back one of my relatives who resides nearby also purchased another HP15 on my recommendation and again I did the initial setup and updates. This laptop also has double entries in Windows Disk Management. And again it has been functioning well. Just a while ago I walked to his house to capture a screenshot but unfortunately his lappy is busy communicating with his daughter in U.S.A on Skype. May be tomorrow I shall post a screenshot.

Though I don't know why it is happening, it seems to be an innocuous glitch if at all . So stevetmq need not worry. He may perhaps take it up with Lenovo support and they may have an answer.
OK, here is the screenshot of HP15-R032TX Windows Disk Management as seen by me in the middle of October as soon as it was unpacked and the initial setup was done.

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One can see that Recovery (D: ) is listed twice.

The Windows Disk Management was the same on HP15-T005TU which I ordered and received in July 2014.

As I said both the laptops are functioning well.

Since this matter has come up here now, I intend to get in touch with HP Support just to know whats cooking but for that I should have the HP15-T005TU - which is the one still on my name - on my desk. And that will be possible in the middle of Jan 2015, when my maid's son visits his parents here.

Whatever, I never bothered about it since both the laptops were brand new and didn't show any signs of impaired performance.

stevetmq should not try to fix something which is not broken, under any pretext and if he is still bothered he should only take up the matter with Lenovo Support . For all I know they may say it is normal. They may or may not give a technical explanation for that occurrence - that would depend upon the technical acumen of the person taking the call and how well informed he is.

( I am also not well informed on this - I am only sharing my recent experience and my perception on it -but my guess is that UEFI,GPT and the way the recovery partition is created may be responsible for this double listing - neither the OS nor HDD can be blamed.)


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03 Dec 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

I often see two Recovery partitions, with the first being way too small and apparently serving as the Recov boot partition since it almost always sits on the boot sector.

These are never needed unless one wants to keep or restore the factory install which is an inferior install of Win7, compared to doing the Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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03 Dec 2014   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep once the machine is out of warrantee it's past time to get rid of all of factory crapware and disk setup
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