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Windows 7 recovery partions


hiwatt

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Hi folks,on my new computer(windows 7)in disk management as well as my C:drive partion there are 4 other recovery partions.The thing is they are all showing the same number under capacity and free space as if there is nothing on them?I'm also not sure why there are 4?One is called active recovery partion(2.00GB) and the other 3 just recovery partion at 4.21GB,4.80GB and 6.65GB.Cany anyone shed any light on why it's like this?Thanks folks.

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hiwatt

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Should say "partition" by the way!

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Jock1e

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Probably your computer has the option of using sim cards etc the partitions are probably for them.

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hiwatt

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But in disk management they are all called "Recovery partitions"?

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Jock1e

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I have c,d,e,f,g,h, C,Hard drive D recovery. E, DVD Drive

The other 3 are card readers and are classed as removable.

My computer is a Medion so not sure if yours is the same.

If you have card readers attached to your computer that is probably what it is,

If you don't have card readers I have no idea as to what they are.

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hiwatt

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Jock1e,like you I have F,G,H,I which are all removable media which will be the card readers!On my disk 0,I have my system C:and another 4 recovery partitions.I've not made a restore disc yet so I'm wondering if it could be that?It's just strange that the capacity and free space read the same for each(ie capacity 2.00gb,free space 2.00gb)Thanks.

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