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Windows 7: Hard drive 1MB & 101MB unallocated/unusable space

25 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

But I use Acronis Disc Director Boot Disk to partition the hard disks and still can't get rid of that little 1 mb bit. I wonder why?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Whenever you use a Windows utility to format a hard drive Windows will always leave some little chunk of unallocated space at the end of the drive. This is because Windows wants to use that little bit of real estate when creating Dynamic Disks.

Third party programs will allow you to format the entire drive because other OS's do not need or use that space.

Like WHS says, just leave it alone.

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25 Jan 2012   #12

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Acronis forums is where I got my information, from one of their gurus. Given that, it could be that Acronis utilities maintain Microsoft standards.
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 Hard drive 1MB & 101MB unallocated/unusable space

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