Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
A partition containing software which erases my partitioning repeatedly is one I would not want on the HD no matter it's other benefits. I've never heard of such interference on an internal HD, although proprietary crapware on an external HD is best avoided when shopping or wiped from the start.
So I would wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command
to clear any boot code and then partition it as suggested.
I agree with your sentiments in your intial paragraph above except that the SW on that drive is definitely not " crapware " although I now realise , for reasons not connected with this thread , that it was its presence on that drive which was probably causing the symptoms described in my O.P.
I have now removed it from the drive and this seems to have solved the problem .
This problem was caused , not by the use of the SW which I have used for some years without complaint , but by my failing to understand the effect changes I made to my PC , not detailed in this thread , would cause a problem