I have just taken delivery of a new Dell laptop. This has a 160GB hard drive. It appears that this has been partitioned and I did expect that Dell would reserve a partition for Recovery purposes. However, can anyone explain the following:
Looking at ‘My Computer’ the breakdown of the hard drive is: Dell 329KB; MediaDirect 93.6MB.
When I go to Acronis True Image to create a backup I note that the screen says: Disk 1 (only one shown which is fair enough) with a split as follows:
NFTS (C:) Capacity 143.4 Free Space 131.5GB FAT16 Capacity 117.6MB Free Space 109.2MB FAT 16 Partition MEDIADIRECT Capacity 2.497GB Free Space 1.78GB FAT 32 Partition FAT32 Capacity 3.003GB Free Space 652MB FAT 32 Partition
Why have I got a FAT16 Partition and a FAT32 Partition as well as a main NFTS Partition. Why also do I have a MEDIADIRECT Partition?
Fruit Bat - Crikey! What a complicated system then! Thanks for this. Just tried to email Dell to ask this question but I am prompted for my Service Tag which is constantly rejected; then phone line is not available of a weekend!! Great eh!
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