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by: Gatta January 30, 2007 3:17 AM PST

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Hidden Partition - How to Find and Delete it

by Gatta - 1/30/07 3:17 AM

Hidden Partition - How to Find and Delete it
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A got a new HP d290 model computer, which came with Free DOS O/S (that is without the Windows XP
operating system.

It has a Samsung brand 80 GB HD. However on partitioning and formating this HD (using Win 98 / SE,
FDISK.Exe file), the total space available is only 78,109,888 bytes (split in to 3 parts).

On another computer, made by a different company and with almost similar configuration, I have a Maxtor
brand 80 GB HD and on partitioning and formatting, it had 80, 009, 888 bytes available (that is 1.9 GB more)
This HD also has 3 partitions


It seems the HP's Samsung HD has a hidden partition. I tried to find it with FDSIK.EXE and also with
Partition Magic (version 8.2) and Partition Manager (version 5.5), but was unsuccessful.


Is there any other Partition related software, which can show a hidden partition and also be able
to delete the same (without damaging the C~ partition). ?


Any help or pointers on this subject will be much appreciated


Thanks


Frank Gatta

Jan 30, 2007

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