08-17-2015 08:52 AM - edited 08-18-2015 06:22 PM
How does suspicious Unallocated logical partition shows up suddenly?
Good to see some interesting discussion in this forum. I have Lenovo Z580 Laptop. I did not add any hardware or alter HDD configuration after purchase of this Z580.
It stopped booting suddently. I posted another thread on this subject in this forum.
With community help. I run the partition Wizard on this Z580 and leaned that a suspicious 201.87 MB Unallocated logical partition shown in Partition Wizard.
As this unallocated - 200 MB sitting as 5th partition and violates MBR characteristics and cause booting issue.
How does suspicious Unallocated logical partition shows up suddently?
If some "unauthorised" program as well be a game that was tried on the machine - tried to create its own partition, failed and left the debries. Naturally it should have tried to grab some space from the other legit partitions.
I have three(3) user logins in this laptop such as Admin, Local user1, Local user 2. The regular use of this computer was with Local User 1 primarily, that does not have admin rights to install/configure disk partition etc .
How does a "unauthorised" program/games alter the disk structure without Admin rights?
Did anyone one this forum face such issues?
Thanks for sharing/helping.
08-18-2015 06:24 PM - edited 08-18-2015 06:25 PM
I posted additional DISKPART info in dependent/related thread
Feel free to review those info for your resolutions.
Thanks for helping.