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Greetings,



E1505 Laptop purchased 12/07 running Windows XP pro SP2. I went to back up my hardrive and my imaging software says the 1.99 GB FAT 32 partion: 0xDD (Hidden CTOS memdump) contains errors. Tried running error checking form my computer C: drive menu and cmd dskchk /r. Both said everything was ok. What is this partition? Could it have anything to do with problems I have had with the text disappearing from my display and any dialog box. Eventually my system crashes with various errors like bad image or image not present when I click on a desk top icon OR parameter not defined ....?



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Marc
 

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WOOF!
Which brand, Dell? Which model? Dell makes / made E1505 Inspiron & E1505 Latitude.

The hidden partition is OEM's method of helping you put your system back to condition it was in, from a software standpoint, as when it left the manufacturer's factory.

Do you have a manual for your E1505?

If you have a Dell Inspiron E1505 [ aka 6400 ], please see:
http://support.dell.com/support/top...entral?c=us&l=en&systemid=InspironI6400/E1505

Regarding data backup:
EXCELLENT IDEA!
I use Acronis True Image [ www.acronis.com ] to clone the HDD [ hard disk drive ] to a HDD of the same capacity or larger than the HDD in the laptop. I use a regular notebook HDD, and put it in an external case [www.Kingwin.com , www.vantecusa.com ]. Acronis True Image can be used to clone all partitions or some of your partitions.

"Could it have anything to do with problems I have had with the text disappearing from my display and any dialog box. Eventually my system crashes with various errors like bad image or image not present when I click on a desk top icon OR parameter not defined ....?"
Maybe, but probably not.

RF123
 
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