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Strange system files in C and E drives.


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#1 silon and garfunkel

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:15 AM

Hi,

I recently noticed two strange system files directly on my C and E drives, the E drive is not a physical drive. On the C drive the file is hda1 on the E drive hda5. The two files were created on the same day at the same time, 46 bytes each. My av has no problem with them. Does anyone no what they might be? They arrived around the time I used Panda usbvaccine, could they be part of this program?

Thanks for any ideas.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

The name applies to drive C: being hda1 and E: being hda5 in which E: is the fifth letter of the alphabet, hence hda5.

Usually linux would use sda1 or hda1 for hard drives names, but it also depends on the drive and if it SATA or PATA hard drive.

please read this post from this web site. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/li...-is-hda-596762/ scroll down past the site introductions about creating an account and read this thread about hda1.

Do you have UNIX or Linux installed on this computer?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

Hi Bruce, thanks for the help.

No, I do not have Linux or Unix on this computer. But about the time that these files appeared I had been attempting to use Avira's rescue disc which uses Linux and also Macrium reflect which uses a linux boot disc. Do you think that one of these could have been responsible for creating the files?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:02 PM

No, I do not have Linux or Unix on this computer. But about the time that these files appeared I had been attempting to use Avira's rescue disc which uses Linux and also Macrium reflect which uses a linux boot disc. Do you think that one of these could have been responsible for creating the files?


I would tend to believe this to be true, you can right click the files and you should be able tell what date they were added to your computer, if you can connect these files to the date you did those rescue disks, you will know they are related and thus you have your answer and the mystery to their being there is then solved.

Please share your findings with us if you don't mind. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:00 AM

you can right click the files and you should be able tell what date they were added to your computer, if you can connect these files to the date you did those rescue disks, you will know they are related and thus you have your answer and the mystery to their being there is then solved.

Please share your findings with us if you don't mind.


The date on the files is around the time that I used the Avira and the Macrium Linux discs but I can't remember the exact time that I used them. It does seem that one of them could be responsable.




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