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Windows 7: Partition problem


13 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Partition problem

Hi,

I want to delete a small partition (100 mb) without a name... I tried to format it by name it Z: but when i tried to format it in the command prompt when i boot on the Windows 7 dvd, the name was X: and the name of this partition was Boot... I have Windows 7 installed on the C: so why I have a boot partition without a name?



This is on my laptop.. On my desktop computer, i haven't a little partition like that... Where's the problem ? I can't format it...

My OS is installed in french so sorry for the language...

I look like it the main partition... But when i opened in this drive in my computer, i didn't see any file. When i boot on the Windows 7 dvd and i open the command prompt, i make the "dir" command and i see an install of Windows... I can't delete anything...

Any help ?


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14 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It's your boot partition, it's only 100mb of space, just leave it there and don't try to name it.

If you do manage to delete it your computer won't start anymore.
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14 Dec 2010   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You didn't say WHY you want to delete that partition. If it's because you already have 4 primary partitions on your drive and you want to remove one to make room for adding a different one, then download and install EasyBCD from NeoSmart Technologies. They have a feature that will allow you to MOVE the Windows 7 boot loader files from that partition into your OS partition.

However, that only then frees up 100MB -- which is not large enough to use for another OS.
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14 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

it's just because i got freeze problem with my laptop and i thought this partition was maybe the problem...
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15 Dec 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That partition is the Boot partition, if it has a problem your computer won't even start.
It's not causing the freeze issue.

Look in your event viewer and see if you can find a cause from there.

Open Event Viewer


Describe the freeze, when it happens, is it random?
When you open certain programs, when gaming, at startup?
What does it do?
Does it recover itself or do you have to reset?
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15 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That partition is the Boot partition, if it has a problem your computer won't even start.
It's not causing the freeze issue.

Look in your event viewer and see if you can find a cause from there.

Open Event Viewer


Describe the freeze, when it happens, is it random?
When you open certain programs, when gaming, at startup?
What does it do?
Does it recover itself or do you have to reset?
It happen often at startup... 2-3 freeze issue... after, when the computer is more hot, the freeze issue seems to be less present... but still there.

Since 2 days, i put the laptop in Energy Conservation mode and he didn't freeze yet...

I bought a new baterie but it didn't help. When I use the 120V from the wall, it wasn't better...

Can I have a problem with the graphic card because the Energy Conservation mode cut the graphic detail... ? (I didn't try game because i'm not a player... When i watch full HD video from youtube, i don't have any problem...)
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16 Dec 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What is the laptop brand and model?

It will help to get more specs on it.

Try updating your drivers from the OEM website.

Just check the dates of your current drivers and look for newer dates on the drivers at the OEM support website.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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16 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Laptops are tightly packed and overheating is a common issue. Make sure the intake and exhaust vents at the bottom and back are open. They can get blocked if you use the laptop on a bed or if lint and debris builds up over a period of time.

Easiest way is to use the laptop inclined at an angle e.g., by placing a book below the rear of the laptop, so theres space between the table surface and the laptop bottom. More technical solutions like coolpads are also available.

You can monitor temperatures using any of the free programs available such as speedfan. Let us know what temps the machine reports, if speedfan detects your fans you can even crank up fan speed.
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16 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
What is the laptop brand and model?

It will help to get more specs on it.

Try updating your drivers from the OEM website.

Just check the dates of your current drivers and look for newer dates on the drivers at the OEM support website.

Let us know if you have any questions.
I got a Acer Aspire 5630. I used Windows 7 64 bit... This laptop is not build for Windows 7 but it work. Note that the freezing use was happening with XP too.

The drivers are all updated
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16 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Laptops are tightly packed and overheating is a common issue. Make sure the intake and exhaust vents at the bottom and back are open. They can get blocked if you use the laptop on a bed or if lint and debris builds up over a period of time.

Easiest way is to use the laptop inclined at an angle e.g., by placing a book below the rear of the laptop, so theres space between the table surface and the laptop bottom. More technical solutions like coolpads are also available.

You can monitor temperatures using any of the free programs available such as speedfan. Let us know what temps the machine reports, if speedfan detects your fans you can even crank up fan speed.
The intake and the exhaust are open. I clean it last week. I should try with a book under the laptop.

I already check the temperature and the freezing issue happen either on a cold start.

The temperature is around 40 and 60 degrees celcius.

I can't control the fan with software like speedfan.

I bought a new batterie. I try to remove 1 memory stick and to switch the other to see if there's no problem with them.

I had defrag. I had format. I repair Windows. I tried a lot of thing :P

The freezing are really random.
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