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    My wife's HP A6120n, which is small but enough for her, has a 250gb hardrive split into C: and D: partitions. HP uses the D: drive as RAID, I believe. She started getting IaStor errors and Vista Home 32 has had to reload before booting twice. I was informed that it may be the harddrive.
    Is there a FREE analysis program that can tell me if it is failing, or if I should take some action? Defrag says it is fine and doesn't need to be defragged.
    How can I see if the drive is RAID?
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    It won't be setup in raid from Dell, and raid requires a minimum of two physical drives, partitions don't count.

    Hope that helps.

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    Does that mean I can turn off all references to RAID in msconfig?
    What is it the HP(Hewlett Packard) does with the D: partition?
    Vista does not give much information on the hardware configuration, or HP has re-written service code. I have been able to find NOTHING at the HP sites related to this machine. I guess it is time to let Google do its thing.
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    I wouldn't play around in there unless you know what your doing, here is a link that may help you http://techlogon.com/2011/03/27/how-...ve-is-failing/ . Generally they put partitions on there as a back up recovery location.

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    As Smduff stated the D: drive on Hp's is a recouvery partition which holds all the files needed to return the operating system and programs to their factory state as when you bought the machine.

    Do not mess with the D; drive!

    Backup any and all data you want to keep from the wifes computer then go to all programs > PC Health & Tools > HP PC System Recovery. It may not be named exactly that on a Vista system but it should be close.

    Before doing this backup anything on the computer that you want like documents, photos, and music and such!

    Running System Recovery will wipeout everything on the C: drive and then restore it to it's original factory condition.

    Good luck!

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