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DELL VOSTRO 1500 notebook partition.....

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Shovelhead, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I'm very pleased with Acronis Disc Director....I tried to partion the HD
    and saw that I have a hidden FAT32 partition allocated as a "memdump"...
    after I split the main C: drive I got an error....suspect it's from the existing partion....what is that preinstalled "memdump"?

    :thankyou:
     
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  2. TonyHoles

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    it probably has nothing to do with the memdump partition...what is the error you are getting???
     
  3. Shovelhead

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  4. signage

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    Most of the time those hidden partitions are for the recovery files shipped with computers. What you may have to do is reformatt the hard drive and reinstall.
     
  5. TonyHoles

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    I would try to do a "repair" on each of the OS partitions before reformatting completely so you don't loss anything.

    Try running a repair and hopefully it will fix whatever is causing the error.

    To run a repair it's similar to reformatting but just choose the repair a partition option. I would run it on both OS's
     
  6. Shovelhead

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    Do I really need the crap on that small partition???
    I'll upload a screen shot later.
     
  7. TonyHoles

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    Whenever I reformat I do away with that partition space. Others would probably say keep it but I don't.
     
  8. John M

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    As long as Dell ships a real XP disk you can delete the partition if you feel like it. If they use a recovery disk that relies on that partition you'll be dead in the water if you ever need to reinstall.

    Then again, reinstalls usually happen after the hard drive dies and that means that partition would be useless anyway.
     
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