Chkdisk scan problem

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  1. grace

    grace New Member

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    There is a problem with my computer after i did a 5 hour chkdisk scan for errors. After the scan was over and had logged into windows, I have noticed that in "My Computer" there are 2 new hard drives partitions made. The first partition is "local disk F" and the second partition is "system reserved E". Where did these 2 partition came from?

    Prior to the chkdisk scan, my computer was set to raid 1 configuration (2 hard drives set up as one), but suddenly after running chkdisk scan, as stated above, i see 2 new partition. The problem is that the chkdisk scan messed up my hard drives. I no longer running on raid at the moment.

    I remember yesterday i had a virus effect on my computer. I had completely scanned everything and then my computer worked fine afterward. I'm thinking the virus could had made some of my files corrupted, and is probably created those 2 new partition.

    What must i do now? Is there a way to delete those 2 partition? I'm thinking about reformatting, but I have a lot of files and they wont fit into a 700MB writable data CD for back up. Some DVD that support data can hold up to 4GB but i don't have any of them tonight. What should i do? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Welcome to Windows 7 Forums :D
    It's likely that those two drives existed all along, they were jsut hidden. System reserved could be an OEM factory reset drive, But I have no idea about the other Local Disk..
     
  4. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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    System reserved is normally the small 80 to 200mb partition Vista/Seven creates when you install them. Most likely with raid off you now see this exact image of first drive with it's 2 partitions. There is a way to not create that small partition but must be done when installing.
    The other drive is most likely the 2nd raid drive you can now see.
     

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