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Windows 7: What is x:(boot) drive?

24 Oct 2009   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I think this small allocated parition is a built-in feature of the HDD. Been only small, it could be used to store drivers pertaining to the HDD. i see this little partition from my seagate USB HDD. You don't need it and it's annoying. I don't know if you can merge this space to your main storage, maybe partition magic or something like that can do it.


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25 Oct 2009   #12
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

What kind of computer (you should fill in your system specs)?
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25 Oct 2009   #13
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I think this small allocated parition is a built-in feature of the HDD. Been only small, it could be used to store drivers pertaining to the HDD. i see this little partition from my seagate USB HDD. You don't need it and it's annoying. I don't know if you can merge this space to your main storage, maybe partition magic or something like that can do it.
I'd tried partition wizard but it didn't show up.
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25 Oct 2009   #14
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
What kind of computer (you should fill in your system specs)?
laptop.but I guess it has nothing to do with hardware?
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25 Oct 2009   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I think this small allocated parition is a built-in feature of the HDD. Been only small, it could be used to store drivers pertaining to the HDD. i see this little partition from my seagate USB HDD. You don't need it and it's annoying. I don't know if you can merge this space to your main storage, maybe partition magic or something like that can do it.
I'd tried partition wizard but it didn't show up.
Partition wizard?

Have you got Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director?
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25 Oct 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Partition Magic is not compatible with nt6 partitioning rules. Avoid.

DD has problems with 7 from numerous reprts.

Partition Wizard, although free, is excellent and fully compatible with 7.
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25 Oct 2009   #17
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

hmm to run these tool, you need to do it in DOS, BartPE or similar environments. I have never tried using these tools running inside an active OS.
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25 Oct 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Partition Magic is not compatible with nt6 partitioning rules. Avoid.

DD has problems with 7 from numerous reprts.

Partition Wizard, although free, is excellent and fully compatible with 7.
How about Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 - any read on that yet? It has full partitioning tools and backup image compression, which my Acronis 10 and 7 Backup Imaging don't.

What I don't see anywhere is how to save or restore just one partition. A little help?
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25 Oct 2009   #19
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Partition Magic is not compatible with nt6 partitioning rules. Avoid.

DD has problems with 7 from numerous reprts.

Partition Wizard, although free, is excellent and fully compatible with 7.
How about Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 - any read on that yet? It has full partitioning tools and backup image compression, which my Acronis 10 and 7 Backup Imaging don't.

What I don't see anywhere is how to save or restore just one partition. A little help?

Partition Wizard is great,I've used it for several times.
And I think the x: (boot) is already a PE?
I don't know about Paragon,and I use Ghost to backup,it has the option to select only one partition.
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25 Oct 2009   #20
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
What kind of computer (you should fill in your system specs)?
The reason I asked is because if the computer is a Dell, that small partition is the Hardware Diagnostics partition that can be booted with the F12 boot menu. A very handy set of hardwar diagnostics utilities.
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