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Hard drive I have never seen before

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    Hard drive I have never seen before


    After a reformat back to factory settings I now have "4" hard drives connected...What is this 4th and can I get rid of it? Nothing else is connected.
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    Run "diskmgmt.msc" and post the picture of it. It looks like a partition gone bad.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I saw something similar in Macrium Reflects recovery environment when I reimaged Win7 back from Win 10TP after a catastrophic failure(as usual, my fault). Macrium warned me that it would rewrite over this partition.
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Here you go.
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    Something fishy there, you have two D: Recovery partitions of same size but one not formated and not showing up at all.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah. The only thing I ever did was install and remove Windows 10. Anyway I could fix this to just have my main partition and the recovery partition present?
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Or if I factory image everything and "not sync" when the option is given could that fix it?
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