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jbarth200

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Hi,

 

I have recently went to defrag my C: drive and noticed that I have 2 other drives that I am not aware of and they do not show up when I go into my computer. The drives are called "WINRE" and "\\?\VOLUME(206102"  My D: drive is almost completely full but when I go into the folder all I have is a recovery file that is 556 MB when my drive is almost 22 GB full. I am curious if it is those drives that are creating an issue.

 

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Hi jbarth200 :)

I know what the WINRE drive is, but for the other, I would need a screenshot of your Disk Management utility please.

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Follow the instructions below to open the Disk Management Utility:
  • For Windows 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Manage (requires Admin Rights). From there, click on Disk Management in the left pane;
  • For Windows 8, bring the cursor in the bottom left-corner of the screen and wait for the metro preview to open, then right-click on it and select Disk Management;
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Here you go

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Where do you see these WINRE and \\?\VOLUME(206102 listed? In your Windows Explorer, under "This PC"?
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When I went to defrag my drives, here is a pic.

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The WINRE partition is the Windows Recovery Environment partition. It's the partition that allows you to boot in the Windows RE when you need to troubleshoot boot issues with your system. It's a really important partition and I would leave it be. For the other one, I cannot say. Maybe if you enlarge the drive column and give me the full partition name I could find out.
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Thanks for the help and here you go, the reason I ask is because my laptop has been running slow lately and when I check my disk usage on the task manager it is usually around 75% and that's without anything even running.

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My guess is on another Recovery partition. The EFI one, which is also important and should be left alone. What programs (or processes) are taking the most disk usage, do you know?
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System at about 3.5 MB the others are like 0.1 MB


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Well right now, there's a defragging operation running on your C: drive, so that could be it. Unless you were the one that started it manually.
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My gateway keeps saying no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed please help

Edited by loca, 11 June 2015 - 05:11 PM.

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Hi loca :)

I'll ask you to start your own thread for your issue to not hijack other user's threads :) This way, you'll get assistance just for your issue.
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they are created by system and deletion of them cause problem to Windows booting. these partitions are hiden and can't be seen in My Computer.

they won't cause problem as long as you do not do any operation to them


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