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MDRI
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Registered: ‎08-04-2015
Location: Maryland, USA
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How does suspicious Unallocated logical partition shows up suddenly?

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.

Laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, x64-based PC
OS - Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
CPU - 1 Processor(s) Installed. [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 St
RAM - 8,056 MB
Graphic Intel HD 4000
Antivirus - Windows Security Essential
Browser- FireFox, Chrome
MDRI
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Posts: 22
Registered: ‎08-04-2015
Location: Maryland, USA
Views: 139
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Re: How does suspicious Unallocated logical partition shows up suddenly?

I posted additional DISKPART info in dependent/related thread

 

Z580 - How to preserve Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore "?

 

Feel free to review those info for your resolutions.

 

Thanks for helping.

Laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, x64-based PC
OS - Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
CPU - 1 Processor(s) Installed. [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 St
RAM - 8,056 MB
Graphic Intel HD 4000
Antivirus - Windows Security Essential
Browser- FireFox, Chrome

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