I don't know what this partiton is...

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  1. blenderbender

    blenderbender Registered Member

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    Using ATI 10 and imaging a laptop drive which I thought was just one partition C: but the 'schedule task' wizard shows the following partition too which I don't have a clue what it is or if I need to image it also:

    FAT 16 39 MB 6.5 MB FS: FAT16 partition: OxDE (EISA configuration)

    Thanks in advance for any input.... Gary
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    blenderbender,

    It's the Dell Utility partition used for Diagnostics. It's not essential but worth having and I image this partition.
     
  3. jmk94903

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    As Brian said, it's the Dell diagnostics partition. When you make an image check the box for the whole drive. Adding a tiny 39MB partition won't make your backup image significantly larger, but it will ensure that you can restore to create a bootable new hard drive in the event of a disk failure.
     
  4. blenderbender

    blenderbender Registered Member

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    Thanks Brian and John.... I had been imaging that partition also just because I didn't want to leave something out even though I didn't know what it was. But now it all makes somewhat more sense to me.

    Gary
     
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello blenderbender,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    As it was mentioned this is hidden Dell Utility partition. You may have a look at this article <Inside the Dell Utility Partition> by Dan Goodell to find more information.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
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