Hidden Hardrive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Welsh, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Welsh

    Welsh Guest

    Hi guys i'd just like to know if you can still access the hidden part of your hardrive when you install a different operation system.

    for example, when i bought my pc it came with windows ME and i know have XP pro running. I have reformatted a couple of times when i messed up my pc but there always seems to be 8mb of drive which stays seperate to the rest when i do this.
    is this the part of the drive where a copy of ME will be stored forever or can i merge this space with the rest of the drive?

  2. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    The 8 MB of space that remains behind is used for the installation of temporary files when you install Windows 2000/XP. In a sense, the only way to get rid of that is to simply use a third party partitioning program and create a partition on your drive from there. Otherwise, the 2000/XP software will leave behind an 8MB space.
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    8mb. think about it. only big enough for, say, a couple songs.