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Windows 7: 0 MB GPT Protective Partition


30 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
0 MB GPT Protective Partition

In the Disk Management, I have an extra 0 MB GPT Protective Partition.
Is that normal?




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30 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you currently have an external drive connected?

The only place I've seen this popping up is with external drives that have been used on a mac and pc both.
I could all be cleaned up with diskpart but that would mean deleting the data on the drive.
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30 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have external drives that is being connected to both operating systems, but they are not connected at the moment (but was connected and haven't rebooted after I disconnected them).
So, even if those drives are not connected, this can come up?
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30 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

restarting would be the only way to sort that. I don't have the proper conditions here to replicate the problem right now.
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30 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No, thank you.
You made me understand that what could this partition be. Because it wasn't showing anywhere in the disk management, therefore your explanation quite makes sense because I use my external drives on different operating systems.
Thank you for the explanation again.
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