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What are those partitions?

What are those partitions? Can I delete them? (Except C of course)

 

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Re: What are those partitions?

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ldr wrote:

What are those partitions? Can I delete them? (Except C of course)

 

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Number 1 is your service partition that can one day save you like this gentleman. Without recovery partition the Blue ThinkVantage button won't be entering hidden pre-desktop area during boot, neither would it be restoring your system to factory state in case of any accidental operation or lets say some ruthless virus causing havoc on your C:\. 

 

I don't recommend deleting it, nevertheless if you really want to then create yourself a set of Product Recovery disks first:

How to create recovery media using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery.

 

There is also one more case scenario, suppose you go on a vacation; you've deleted the recovery partition and you didn't accompany recovery disks with you on the trip, suddenly calamity occurs with your Windows or primary partition, it'll be unfortunate if you miss out important business deal due to this inauspicious event.

 

Number 2 is your Intel Turbo Memory that I don't think you can delete but disable though.

 

Number 3 which you're already aware of is your primary partition. 

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Thanks a lot... But the Turbo mem should be 1GB? Why its only 512?

 

And if you have a look at the screeshot it says thats both partitions are 100% free. Seems that there is no data?!

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ldr wrote:

Thanks a lot... But the Turbo mem should be 1GB? Why its only 512?

 

And if you have a look at the screeshot it says thats both partitions are 100% free. Seems that there is no data?!


Turbo Memory has two portions:

1. ReadyDrive.
2. ReadyBoost.

Basically both are flash memories but I believe only ReadyBoost literally works as a NAND memory and ReadyDrive as a hybrid drive, that could be the reason why only the latter is being showed in Disk Management, I don't know why it's free though.

 

As far as the recovery partition is concerned, either you're using clean install of Windows or you've already swept the partition. If you shed some light on the history of your system I might be able to think about few more possible reasons.

 

Try this, press the Blue button during boot and report back what happens.

 

 

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With the man who takes me from my horse, and leads me to a bar."
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Were a bleary-eyed Surveyor and a DRUNKEN ENGINEER.

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WorkStation: IBM IntelliStation A Pro.
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I appreciate your patience: I just rebooted the system and pressed the button and chose restore system. Rescue and recovery started so I assume that the data is still there?!

 

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Re: What are those partitions?

Update:

 

I just saw that Diskeeper shows eventually the correct information:

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