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Multiple Recovery Partitions

  1. #1


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    Multiple Recovery Partitions


    Hi
    From the beginning my system started to behave weird. It's creating multiple recovery partitions, which are visible in ''My computer". Is this normal ?

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Sure. "Partycja odzyskiwania" = "Recovery Partition"
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    Can you translate?
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    Partycja systemowa = System partition
    Rozruch,plik stronicowania,zrzut awaryjny = System, Boot, pagefile, Active, crash dump, Primary partition
    Partycja Podstawowa = Primary partition
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Some thing is mapping multiple drive letters to your 600MB hidden Recovery Partition 2 (as 599MB volumes, T: to Z: ). I would guess that they appear to be identical. It is not using the disk management system, so it is presumably operating at a less low level than that.

    If a program on your machine running a batch file using the DOS command Subst that looks for the first drive letter available after T:, and then creates a virtual mapping to the next drive, until it reaches the lastdrive (=Z: by default) then that is a possible cause.

    You could see if this is the case by opening a command prompt as administrator, and typing subst without parameters which would show you all substituted drives.

    Microsoft Corporation

    subst z: /d

    would delete the virtual drive mapping, without loss of any data.

    EDITED:
    Windows 8 64 does not seem to work with subst - whereas in a command prompt as administrator I can create a T: drive using subst, it does not show up in Windows Explorer, but it remains visible in the command window - on 32-bit Windows XP, a Subst drive is immediately visible in Explorer - is it a bug on my machine??
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    One more thing, I realized that it happens especially when inserting CD or DVD disk into DVD-rom.
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  8. #8


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    Problem SOLVED.

    subst z: /d"
    ....
    didn't help, but uninstalling "Asus Live update" solved the problem.
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  9. #9


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    There you go - OM bloatware causing problems again. Glad you solved it, and thanks for letting us know.
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