What is this volume/partition?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by optigrab, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    I realize this may very well be a dumb question rooted in lack of sleep.

    I've a very new OS install of Win 7 Home Premium x64 on an older laptop. I've installed Paragon Backup and Recovery Home and created a backup capsule, which now contains one backup.

    I've just noticed or realized there is a volume or partition I cannot account for, and I wonder what its purpose is and if I should get rid of it. I am referring to "Basic Hard Disc MBR 0" which is 1.37Gb but only has 1Kb used.

    Aside from the Paragon Backup Capsule, this O/S is very vanilla (ordinary). The laptop has a variety of media apps, libreoffice, and that's about it. As you can see I don't have (or want) any sort of recovery partition.

    Is there any way to confirm whether or not I need "Basic Hard Disc MBR 0"?
    Could I image the whole drive with Paragon (sore the image on a separate drive) and then delete "Basic Hard Disc MBR 0" to see if anything bad happens?

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  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    optigrab,

    Have a look in the BIOS. Do you see two drives?
     
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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  4. OldMX

    OldMX Registered Member

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    i think its some turbo memory or builtin cache drive, map the windows temp files and windows prefetch there, free speed boost :D
     
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