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So im on my girlfriends laptop, and she tells me about this. And I have yet to figure out what it is, where it came from, or how to get rid of it. So im looking for some help here. Ill attach a screenshot.




So yeah, no idea.
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It's the likely the 100mb boot volume, sometimes it un-hides it's self like that when you use Bitlocker encryption with a TPM. It shows the GUID like that because it isn't assigned a drive letter and should be hidden. Try assigning the volume a drive letter in disk management, reboot, then remove the drive letter again, that might make it disappear. If it is definitely the 100mb boot partition, you can just ignore it completely without worry, if it isn't then it may have been created by some crap-ware OEM backup program or malware, in which case my advice is a complete wipe and fresh install of windows.
Edited by Bearybear - 7/26/13 at 10:46am
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Perhaps a hidden recovery partition?
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I just installed windows 7 on this not too long ago..
I dont think I can do anything with it in the defrag menu. I select it, open properties, or right select it.
Her computer has been going really slow and bothersome lately and I figured it might be part of the issue.
I ran malwarebytes, spybot, and avast. so I dont THINK it is. But i want to be sure.
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Run diskpart.exe as an administrator, type "list disk" and tap [enter], type "list volume" and tap [enter], and then stick a print-screen of the output here.
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Ok here we go.
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Didn't expect to it to be 2GB but I'd say you've got nothing to worry about.

In diskpart.exe again type "select volume 1" and tap [enter], then type "assign letter=b" and tap [enter].

Open Disk Defragmenter again, and the hidden volume's GUID should be gone, and 'disk' "B:" should be listed.
If you see both "B:" and the hidden volume, you can start to worry I guess biggrin.gif
Go to "Computer" and navigate to the "B:" drive. The drive should look empty (if it isn't post another screenie of what you see).

Back in diskpart.exe, type "select volume 1" and tap [enter], the type "remove" and tap [enter]. Then properly shutdown the computer and reboot it, open Disk Defragmenter again, and maybe the volume won't be listed anymore.
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