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must be a virus

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by diannef, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. diannef

    diannef Thread Starter

    Jan 3, 2003
    I got a cast off computer from work and used on of my hard drives I have.

    Tryed to install win 2000 pro. win 2000 installation got to the point where it asks which partitition it wants you to install win 2000 on. It showed an existing partition, with about 10 things listed below that partition.

    I tried to delete that scary looking partition. when i pressed "d" for delete, the program crashed and that pc never worked again.

    the funny thing is, when I have installed win 2000 on this very same disk in this computer, it never shows the partititon seen by the other one.

    Why is that?
  2. mal1930


    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi, I have not personally experienced that type of computer but have read on the forums that some companies like "Dell" etc have a hidden partition that holds their recovery information.

    If your computer is from that type of ompany rather than a shop or home build one that could very well be the reason for it. Peace Mal
  3. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    you can use fdisk to delete whatever partitions there are on the disk,then repartition it as you wish;)
    good luck
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