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#1 greybuffalo

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:20 PM

Hi,I just wiped my C Drive clean with "Killdisc",I noticed there where two parts(partitions),the one I wiped was a big block,the other had a little amount,as I could not do both at once,is it okay for me to wipe the other,whatever is hidden in there?
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:44 PM

If you have an XP install CD that doesn't need files on either partition...and don't mind losing whatever is on both partitions...then I see no problem.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

Well I didnt wipe that little section clean,so is there any way I can go there and see what is there?

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:50 PM

What is the make and model of your computer?

Some manufacturers like Dell have recovery or restore partitions on the hdd. This may be what you are seeing.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:26 AM

Mine has a Nivida motherboard.
The reason,Im asking is now that I have wiped my computer clean,its running so nice,I feel like just cleaning that other bit too and not leaving any muck left on my computer........only thing is Im s**t scared too,in case I screw the whole thing up.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:47 AM

Just what is the exact size of this smaller partition, please?

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

Mine has a Nivida motherboard.
The reason,Im asking is now that I have wiped my computer clean,its running so nice,I feel like just cleaning that other bit too and not leaving any muck left on my computer........only thing is Im s**t scared too,in case I screw the whole thing up.


If this is a custom build, not manufactured like a Dell or HP, then the other partition probably isn't for a recovery or restore option. Try clicking on it in My Computer and see what is there. While you are there, if you place the mouse pointer on the drive it will show you what the size of the partition is, and how much free space is left on it, this is what Hamluis is requesting.

The old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" could be applied here, if the second partition is small and only has application or files and isn't causing any problems...leave it alone.

Edited by dc3, 18 June 2008 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

It was about 5 Gb.
Yes,I adhere to"if it aint broke dont fix it"
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