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I've decided to reformat my laptop since I've had it for more than 8 months or so, and it just needs a good swift kick in the...

So I run Paragon Hard Disk manager to partition the drive how I want to, and notice this:



I know about the system reserve one, but what is the 11.7GB partition that says it's not formatted?
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That's 11.7GB of unallocated space. It's been assigned to no partition, so it just sits there as unusable space. Hence "no label" and "not formatted".
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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
That's 11.7GB of unallocated space. It's been assigned to no partition, so it just sits there as unusable space.
Any reason that Acer did that to the harddrive?
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post #4 of 6
it is space you are not using; when reformatting it might be smart to include it in your partition.

more as a comment: sometimes laptops come with a partition that has all the drivers and software stored on it, but as it says that it is unallocated this is not it.
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post #5 of 6
I have no idea. Perhaps a former data partition? I really couldn't tell you.
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post #6 of 6
No doubt it's the Acer restore image.

If you can and haven't already, make a restore disc from the image before you delete it.

Many times specific laptop's drivers are hard/impossible to find.
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