Windows 7 Thread, Unallocated 7.84 mb space materializes (from Outer Space?) in Technical; Hi,
I went to a lot of trouble to consolidate the 100 mb (BCD/bitlocker etc) partition that Win7 unexpectedly created ...
14th February 2011, 05:28 AM #1
- Rep Power
Unallocated 7.84 mb space materializes (from Outer Space?)
I went to a lot of trouble to consolidate the 100 mb (BCD/bitlocker etc) partition that Win7 unexpectedly created when I installed 7 some months ago.
Since then I've configured a 7/XP multi-boot system and thought it was stable. C: stored 7, D: stored XP, and there were 2 additional partitions (all primary).
Recently Partition Wizard (bootable) tells me there is an unallocated 7.84 mb logical partition occupying sectors 0-16064. Neither 7 nor XP reports the existence of this space. It wasn't there about 6 weeks ago. I didn't knowingly do anything to create it.
Does anyone have any idea what might have happened? I suspect something to do with Win7, but I don't know what.
14th February 2011, 05:47 AM #2
Partitions have to be a certain size (certain multiple of sector size) to be properly described by a basic partition table. As this sizing is a little coarse it can result in a little bit being left over as it is not describable as a multiple. Many utilities, like windows GUI disk manager will not show this up but others do which may account for the confusion.
27th February 2011, 11:38 PM #3
- Rep Power
Occupying sectors 0-16064????
Originally Posted by SYNACK
By frostbyte in forum Windows Vista
Last Post: 6th April 2010, 02:04 PM
By silver in forum Educational Software
Last Post: 12th February 2010, 02:57 PM
By tickmike in forum General Chat
Last Post: 17th November 2009, 09:58 AM
By localzuk in forum General Chat
Last Post: 17th November 2008, 03:04 PM
By HughR in forum Windows
Last Post: 10th June 2008, 06:58 PM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)