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

26 Oct 2009   #21
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Oh I see.I had fully wiped out the harddrive,including the preinstalled Vista,a utility partition and a hidden image of Vista.Then when I installed 7 it's a whole blank hdd in the setup screen.But now after I uninstalled 7 this x: remains.I guess it has something to do with 7.


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26 Oct 2009   #22
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you boot to a pre installation environment/recovery environment such as the Norton Ghost Environment - what is that called?
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26 Oct 2009   #23
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you boot to a pre installation environment/recovery environment - what is that called?
RAMDisk?
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26 Oct 2009   #24
SIW2

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You see x:\sources> when you boot to the system recovery options from the 7 dvd.

Sources is on x:

as Windows and Program Files and Users are on C:

Hope it helps.
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26 Oct 2009   #25
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you boot to a pre installation environment/recovery environment - what is that called?
RAMDisk?

No,I have a cd to boot to the environment.It's showed as NG****(sorry I can't remember) and assigned as f: drive or g:
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26 Oct 2009   #26
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you boot to a pre installation environment/recovery environment - what is that called?
RAMDisk?

No,I have a cd to boot to the environment.It's showed as NG****(sorry I can't remember) and assigned as f: drive or g:
Yeh it's like BartPE and the likes, temp storage for running PE. Not sure how this storage space stays when ur done with the OS install though as int he case of X:\. It should be temp.
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26 Oct 2009   #27
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You see x:\sources> when you boot to the system recovery options from the 7 dvd.

Sources is on x:

as Windows and Program Files and Users are on C:

Hope it helps.
Yes I see that when I use 7 dvd.
But when I use norton ghost cd it's also there,and the x: root dir contains windows,users,program files (but they don't have many files as they are on c: ) and a norton ghost dir.
Since it has norton ghost dir it should be just read from the cd.RAM?if it's ram it shouldn't have 7's font and screen.So I guess it's kind of pre-installed environment somewhere on my harddrive.But it won't show up in the setup screen of both 7 and xp installation disc,nor in partition wizard.
Is this caused by a unclean uninstallation of 7? And does it have anyting to do with partition table?(since it's invisble)
Thank you.
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26 Oct 2009   #28
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Yeh it's like BartPE and the likes, temp storage for running PE. Not sure how this storage space stays when ur done with the OS install though as int he case of X:\. It should be temp.
Yes I thought it should be temp and automatically removed.But now it's there.
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26 Oct 2009   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you will find it is loaded into Ram - not on your HD at all.

I assume you can pick up the Norton.iso with PowerIso, or similar ? - see what files are in there - the same ones you just mentioned.
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26 Oct 2009   #30
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

But when I load the cd,the screen with the loading bar shows "Windows is loading files" and "Microsoft Windows".And the norton ghost UI has a win7 dvd setup background.the background image can't be coming from the norton cd.
That's weird.
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