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Multiple Recovery Empty Partitions

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    win. 8.1 x64

    Multiple Recovery Empty Partitions


    Hello and happy new year.

    I'm running win 8.1 x64 on a new Samsung laptop.
    Recently i noticied that in Disk Managment there are multiple recovery partitions that are stated as 100% free (they are not visible when opening My Computer). (I recently did a system recovery from recovery utility, don't know if it's relevant to my "problem").
    Is it expected to have these partitions? And if yes, why they seem to be 100% free?
    I'm attaching a snapshot.

    Thank you in advanceClick image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Recovery Partitions are OK, the partitions will show HIDDEN in DM.

    You also installed the Windows 8.1 update two times.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    win. 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Recovery Partitions are OK, the partitions will show HIDDEN in DM.

    You also installed the Windows 8.1 update two times.

    Should i erase any of them?? And why they seem to be 100% free?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    why they seem to be 100% free?
    The partitions will show HIDDEN in DM & 100% free, but are full of boot files & Repair tool files.


    Should i erase any of them??
    If you do your system will NOT BOOT, than you will need to reinstall.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    win. 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    why they seem to be 100% free?
    The partitions will show HIDDEN in DM & 100% free, but are full of boot files & Repair tool files.


    Should i erase any of them??
    If you do your system will NOT BOOT, than you will need to reinstall.

    Thanks a lot!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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