what is the S drive for?

  conan_troutman 18:53 05 Jan 08
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I havbe recently got my self a nice budget PC running Vista Home Premium.

I have little or no trouble setting up my home network or sharing files and printers...I have an external USB hard drive attached which to my supprise does not need to be switched off for vista to boot up (it did on my Xp system)

the only thing that suprised me was when I went to my computrer not only dio I have the C drive (vista) and my D drive (external Hard drive) but I also appear to have a S drive (System)

it is 1.46 GB in size and has 1.41 GB free...I have never ever seen this change.

does any one else have this and what is it for?

  Pine Man 19:03 05 Jan 08

It may well be a partition on your C drive for a small number of files required for Vista. I have a hidden drive on my C drive called 'recovery' and it is 651MB.

  pchelper001 19:52 05 Jan 08

This is the partition on your hard drive which vista uses for itself, and it is the operating system main files.

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