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Hi, everybody, a strange issue always confuse me since our company always purchases Dell brand machine including laptop and desktop.

The issue is that I found almost 8M space in original hard disk was reserved if buying a new Dell desktop. When I tried to install a new OS like Windows XP, the hard disk must be firstly formatted, then I could see the status of all current partitions, apparently, there are always 8M size partition reserved by default in the hard disk. I don't know why the original hard disk always is reserved for 8M remaining space in Dell machine.

Does anyone know it? Thanks in advance.
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Hi redwave250443!

This is normal, every hard drive uses a very small part of the hard drive for its own use. Don't be alarmed, it is like this for everyone :tazz:

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