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Windows 7: Unallocated spaces at the beginning & end of the BOOT disk

24 Mar 2015   #71
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Very good point DavidE.
I have noticed that in Properties/Volume but never in the pictures. Mine is 2mb.
I really don't know why it's there. I always thought it had something to do with where the ssd was picked up for alignment.
I never thought much about it until this thread. 2 mb one way or the other was never a concern of mine but now I'm curious.
Alignment is exactly why it`s there Jack, we just don`t want to see it, and you shouldn`t.
Exactly. All my disks have these few MBs between 1 and 3.


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24 Mar 2015   #72
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I don't see it in any pictures. I only see it in properties.
Now can I find a 3rd party program that shows my 2 mb in pictures, probably if I look long enough to find such program.
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24 Mar 2015   #73
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I don't see it in any pictures. I only see it in properties.
Now can I find a 3rd party program that shows my 2 mb in pictures, probably if I look long enough to find such program.
If you're that curious you could try Acronis Disk Director trial and see what it shows.

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24 Mar 2015   #74
whs
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Here is what it shows with Gparted. The 125MB unallocated on the second disk is a special case and has nothing to do with our discussion.


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24 Mar 2015   #75
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think I will leave well enough alone. It's not broke so I'm not looking for a fix.
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24 Mar 2015   #76
119baystate

WIN 7 32 bit
 
 

OK, I have included 3 screenshots from PARTITION WIZARD, DISK MGR, & AOMEI. For whatever reason EASEUS did not install correctly to my flash drive. You can see that all 3 do not show UNALLOCATED spaces.

Do we have some consensus on what the issue is or was? Is it likely to occur again? Should I post another thread with my workaround to consolidate the solution? My workaround may not apply universally. It just worked in this case. I had to use both AOMEI & PARTITION WIZARD.


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24 Mar 2015   #77
119baystate

WIN 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
The OP is concerned with this ...

To throw more into the mix, here is a post for Acronis Disk Director:
Small unallocated space automatically created | Wilders Security Forums
Sorry, but what is OP?
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24 Mar 2015   #78
whs
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OP = Original Poster - the person that started the thread.
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24 Mar 2015   #79
119baystate

WIN 7 32 bit
 
 

Again, is there any kind of consensus on this? Is it likely to occur again & should I initiate another thread with my workaround?
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24 Mar 2015   #80
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, I think it is a rare case.
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