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Posted · Original PosterOP

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How can I get rid of the D partion? I guess its the cache partion the HDD used when it had Windows installed on it, but Im not sure. It came when I installed Windows on my SSD.


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How can I get rid of the D partion? I guess its the cache partion the HDD used when it had Windows installed on it, but Im not sure. It came when I installed Windows on my SSD.

 

open disk management, find the partition, hit delete


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open disk management, find the partition, hit delete

Whats in it again?

 

Wow mate, was going to post this about my External HDD sadly its declared ded.


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Whats in it again?

 

Wow mate, was going to post this about my External HDD sadly its declared ded.

 

what is in what?


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what is in what?

What is in -100mb partition? WHATS IN THE BOX?!


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What is in -100mb partition? WHATS IN THE BOX?!

 

actually if its the boot partition it should not be deleted as it contains the windows boot sequence

 

@EST_FatBoy was this the partition windows created when you installed it? if so, do not delete it, or you wont be able to boot

 

when you installed windows you should have deleted the partition then


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actually if its the boot partition it should not be deleted as it contains the windows boot sequence

 

@EST_FatBoy was this the partition windows created when you installed it? if so, do not delete it, or you wont be able to boot

 

when you installed windows you should have deleted the partition then

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I think he's dead... What did you do?! D:

 

how am I supposed to know what is in peoples partitions?


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how am I supposed to know what is in peoples partitions?


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SNIP

 

hahaha that made me laugh

 

hey he asked and I said, he did not ask if he should


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actually if its the boot partition it should not be deleted as it contains the windows boot sequence

 

@EST_FatBoy was this the partition windows created when you installed it? if so, do not delete it, or you wont be able to boot

 

when you installed windows you should have deleted the partition then

Its empty

 

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Is the partion without the letter the boot partion?


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Its empty

 

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hmm if its empty it might be ok, but if it does contain your master boot then deleting it could corrupt your install


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hmm if its empty it might be ok, but if it does contain your master boot then deleting it could corrupt your install

Or is there anyway of hiding it? Its not in the way, but if there is a way to hide it then I'll hide it.


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Or is there anyway of hiding it? Its not in the way, but if there is a way to hide it then I'll hide it.

 

I dont think so

 

You could reinstall windows and delete the partition during installation, but  dont think you can just hide it


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hmm if its empty it might be ok, but if it does contain your master boot then deleting it could corrupt your install

gratz you just recovered from a very terrible inter-pcbrother guilt!

 

Or is there anyway of hiding it? Its not in the way, but if there is a way to hide it then I'll hide it.

Nope. I dont think so.


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Or is there anyway of hiding it? Its not in the way, but if there is a way to hide it then I'll hide it.

 

Could just remove the drive letter in computer management -> Disk management.

 

Also, i tend to agree it's not his boot partition, but perhaps an old one, it could also be a recovery partition, or perhaps the 350 unlabeled drive is the recovery and the 100 is the boot. Also, it's showing as readable, take a look in there, my boot partition has only 1 folder, 'boot' it's using a 100mb partition and only 28.4mb of that is in use.

 

without more info it's only guessing, but windows tends to not allocate a drive letter to your boot partition. A corrupt boot partition is relatively easy to fix with a windows install disc or stick.

 

i would be tempted to remove it, and fix it if it breaks, just boot from install media and select recover and it will scan the discs looking for windows installs and recreate the boot partition if needs be.

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