Why does this drive look like this in Macrium?

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Would anyone know what this is? It only shows up in Macrium. I formatted the drive, full not quick. I attached two pictures, one of Macrium and the other Disk Management. I'm using the latest version of Macrium on Windows XP.
     

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    allizomeniz,

    I assume it is a U3 partition. These don't show in Disk Management and you need a special procedure to remove it.

    http://u3-tool.sourceforge.net/
     
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    In the Macrium page the 200 MB partition is the EFI System partition and the 128 MB partition is the MSR. I suggest they be imaged once. But you don't have to restore the images unless you are replacing the HD. Then all partitions should be restored.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn640535(v=vs.85).aspx
     
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    @Brian K
    Thank you Brian for clarification.

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  6. allizomeniz

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    Thank you for all the great info. I believe it must be U3 though I'll have to look more into it.

    I've got two identical Sandisk flash drives, both 64 GB. When I choose to "show protected operating system files," I see a hidden "System Volume Information" folder in both. But only one of them shows in Macrium. Hard to say why I guess.
     
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    I don't think my disks are U3. I ran the U3 Launcher Removal Tool from Sandisk and it didn't recognize either one of them. I think U3 is also supposed to create a system tray icon which mine don't.

    I did solve the issue though with the command prompt and diskpart. I won't go into detail because to be honest I'm not really sure what I did and I wouldn't recommend anyone else try it. But the drive's healthy and Macrium doesn't show a hidden partition now. :D
     
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