Windows 10: Curious - what the partitions contain

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  1. ICIT2LOL Win User

    Curious - what the partitions contain


    This is a pic of my drive can someone please in simple language atel me what the partitions contain - I have a rough idea but would appreciate knowing what they are

    :)
     
    ICIT2LOL, Sep 28, 2018
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  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Sep 28, 2018
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Uninstall problem


    Open the Admin Command Prompt:
    1. diskpart
    2. List disk
    3. select disk # where # is the disk that contains hidden partitions
    4. list par
    5. select partition #
    6. delete partition OVERRIDE
    7. repeat steps 5 & 6 for the additional hidden partitions.
    8. exit
    OR:
    if you want to clean the whole disk, after step 3 above
    Type: clean
    Type: exit
     
    topgundcp, Sep 28, 2018
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Curious - what the partitions contain

    Why do I have an "Invalid Partition Table"?


    The partition scheme from disk management is not standard Windows 10 and you are correct that the partition ID is set to 27 which is specific to DELL: an OEM and a Recovery partition containing the original factory image (set to 27). The reason is to allow user to recover the WinOS back to the original state using a function key. However, you've already upgrade to Windows 10, you probably won't need it, beside, you also had a backup copy on the 2nd HD.

    A normal Windows 10 partition scheme for MBR disk type is:
    1. 500MB System Reserved (set to 07) which contains BCD and WinRE.wim
    2. C drive.

    It is easy to fix the problem without re-install Windows and apps. If you wish, I can give you step by step instruction.
     
    topgundcp, Sep 28, 2018
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