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First off, I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 with Dell MediaDirect on it. Ok, so something odd happened when I installed Easy CD & DVD Creator 6. When I installed it and rebooted my computer, I noticed that now I can see 2 other local disks and another disk for my MediaDirect. When looking in the first new local disk, it has a folder labeled DELL and many other files, many of which are extension .mdm. There's also a Dellboot.exe and DELLDIAG.com, so I'm just confused as to what these do. The second new local disk has 8 folders, labeled BAT, BIN, IMG, SRC1, SRC2, SRC3, SRC4, and SRC5. I'm not sure what these do either. And like I said earlier, the last disk contains the information for my MediaDirect that's needed for when I start the program while my laptop is off. I don't know why these all decided to show up after I installed the Easy CD & DVD Creator 6, and I've tried looking around to see if anyone else has had this happen to them. I've uninstalled the program, but these are still visible. It's not so much a problem as it is an annoyance. If anyone knows how to make these hidden again, let me know please. Thanks in advance!

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What you have there is the restore info for your OS, Dell put that on a hidden partition which is normally accessed by booting from floppy.

 

To make it hidden is a different matter and I can't think offhand of any way to do that without using a third-party partition management program

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What you have there is the restore info for your OS, Dell put that on a hidden partition which is normally accessed by booting from floppy.

 

To make it hidden is a different matter and I can't think offhand of any way to do that without using a third-party partition management program

 

Sweet, thank you so much for clearing up my confusion. I'll look for a way to hide the partitions.

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Hello. I am having a problem very similar to this one you describe here. I have done a lot of tinkering to educate myself on what is going on - but I still don't know how to fix it. Simply changing the partition table isn't enough. Please let me know what you found out about your problem.

 

Thanks.

Bill S.

 

 

First off, I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 with Dell MediaDirect on it. Ok, so something odd happened when I installed Easy CD & DVD Creator 6. When I installed it and rebooted my computer, I noticed that now I can see 2 other local disks and another disk for my MediaDirect. When looking in the first new local disk, it has a folder labeled DELL and many other files, many of which are extension .mdm. There's also a Dellboot.exe and DELLDIAG.com, so I'm just confused as to what these do. The second new local disk has 8 folders, labeled BAT, BIN, IMG, SRC1, SRC2, SRC3, SRC4, and SRC5. I'm not sure what these do either. And like I said earlier, the last disk contains the information for my MediaDirect that's needed for when I start the program while my laptop is off. I don't know why these all decided to show up after I installed the Easy CD & DVD Creator 6, and I've tried looking around to see if anyone else has had this happen to them. I've uninstalled the program, but these are still visible. It's not so much a problem as it is an annoyance. If anyone knows how to make these hidden again, let me know please. Thanks in advance!
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As suggested to the OP - you may need to contact your computer maker to find out how to do it.

 

It's a cheapskate way of giving you a re-install option - they're too stingy to let you have an installation CD so they commandeer part of the hard drive space to hold the re-installation programs (and then sell you a '80 GB' hard drive and forget to mention that they grabbed a couple of GB for their own use)

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