what does this stuff mean?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, May 22, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    for copying a drive it asks

    primary
    logical

    unhidden
    hidden

    ????????? what is this stuff?
     
  2. gmagnuson

    gmagnuson Guest

    Not sure what Logical means, but Primary is your main Drive, Unhidden and hidden refers to files stored on your computer, every computer has some hidden files that Microsoft puts in there. You Might want to give more information on what you are trying to do? Copying a drive to where?
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i was using partition magic 8 to copy a drive and thoes are some things that it wanted to know if i wanted done to the new drive
     
  4. NetRyder

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  5. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    As mentioned , primary partitions are drives for loading the operating system,logical drives are non operating system partitions for loading your programmes.
    Hidden and unhidden refers to a system whereby you would normally load more than one operating system for dual boot etc.
    In this situation there would be 2 or more primary partitions one for each system.
    Depending on which one you boot to, the other(s) would be hidden to save confusing Windows .
    Bootmagic (Partition Magic) therefore hides and unhides partitions on multiple operating systems automatically depending which one you load.