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More than one partition

I am trying to reformat my computer, and it says there are 3 different partitions. can i just delete all of them? what do they do?

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Re: more than one partition

Well i think actually there should be four partitions, but correct me if not.

two should be in [NTFS] format, and two in [FAT] format

the two that are in fat format are for media, and utilities while the ones in ntfs are for windows, and backup. i would not recommend deleting any of the partitions, except the one for windows. make sure you create an ntfs partition in the empty space immediately and reformat, just to avoid some problems down the road.

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The partition was most likely set up by the recovery as a tool for future recoveries. The only way to get rid of the partition is to reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. Partitions can only be created or deleted during the operating system set up process.

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