There is a post on the forum (problem with thread) speaking of a worm and associating it with an 8mb partition. I have a laptop that intermittently booted very slowly and I decided to reformat and re-install everything. Prior to this I noted an unallocated 7.8mb partition. If you select the unallocated portion using Partition Magic and click on undelete Partition it displays "There are no partitons that can be undeleted". Since reformatting I have had no problems with sluggishness. Has anyone any idea as to the origin of this unallocated partition, can it be connected with a worm? Any ideas as to correct the situation?
I noted that about about using Partition Magic to resize one of your other partitons to include the unallocated space, but PM states that the two partitions would merge into the first one. As it shows the unallocated partition BEFORE 'C' I have not as yet investigated that aspect. Comments? Thanks for prompt replies