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Windows 7: The Windows files on the C drive

14 Jan 2017   #1
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
The Windows files on the C drive

Hope I have this in the correct section.
Windows 7 pro 64-bit
Minitool Partition Wizard

In this program it lists the MBR partition, another called Other and the C operating system.
What is the "Other" partition all about?????
Thanks for any help.


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14 Jan 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Could you please supply a screen shot of your Disc Management. This tutorial will help you with that.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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15 Jan 2017   #3
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for responding Ranger4.
Please don't respond to this post until I figure out how to post another image
that MiniTool partition wizard shows of the same ssd drive.
They are different which puzzles me.


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15 Jan 2017   #4
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is what it looks like using Mini Tool Partition Wizard.
I don't understand why there is a difference.
Thanks for your help.


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15 Jan 2017   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Phenix,
more than likely its the hidden recovery partition, so no worries
As you have a Hewlet Packard OEM


Roy
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15 Jan 2017   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

HMMMMM,
lookin at at in more detail

thats actually quite an odd configuration for an HP OEM, i would not expect them to be GPT,
What have you done to it previously???

Roy
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16 Jan 2017   #7
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Roy and thanks for responding.
I do not have an HP computer or anything to do with HP.
It's a lousy company that I don't want anything to do with.
As far as I know I have done nothing to cause this.
Could it have something to do with "UEFI"?
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16 Jan 2017   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That is normal for a GPT drive, @jumanji explained it for me, see this thread:
Why does Partition Wizard show a GPT (Reserved Partition) ?

Other disk management utilities such EaseUS may show something else.

Your SF specs show a Pavilion p7-1380t, that's an HP PC.
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16 Jan 2017   #9
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you DavidE for responding.
So it seems I am not the only one that has picked up on this discrepancy.
Your post explains the problem and I thank you.

One wonders however how a Backup Program like Macrium Reflect
handles this discrepancy.
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16 Jan 2017   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome, yea, i also was confused by that difference when i saw it.

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One wonders however how a Backup Program like Macrium Reflect
handles this discrepancy
I only use GPT drives to save backups, and it works for me with Macrium, etc.
I never used a GPT drive as the OS/boot drive to image from, so no experience here.

@jumanji is an expert with data recovery and partitions, and perhaps he can add some info to help explain.

As long as my setup works reliably for me, i'm happy

edit: i see you updated your SF specs
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