Sometimes it is interesting how the system, which we used to call a computer or laptop, works and how many resources it has in stock. In particular, is there any hidden unused partitions on the hard disk? You can find out using the Acronis Disk Director 11 Home program.
Acronis Disk Director 11 Home program
Download the Acronis Disk Director 11 Home utility from the official website of the developers (the link to the download page is at the end of the article). When installing the program in the third dialog box, select "Install trial version" - its functionality will be enough to solve your problem. Click "Next" and in a new window, be sure to fill in the fields "Name", "Surname" and "E-mail address" (you may not be real). In the next windows, feel free to click "Next", and in the final one - "Continue". The installation of the program will begin, after which the program icon will appear on the desktop.
Start Acronis Disk Director 11 Home by double clicking on this icon. If your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7 and in addition to this you have increased security settings, then a window may appear asking for permission to make changes to the program being launched. Click "Yes" in it.
Now leave the running program alone for a while, but open. Click the "Start" button on the taskbar and then "My Computer" (or just "Computer" if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7). Remember how many logical partitions (volumes) your hard disk is divided into (or hard disks, if there are several) and what they are named (C, D, F, etc.).
Go back to Acronis Disk Director 11 Home. The main part of the program is occupied by the field in which the logical partitions (volumes) of the system are indicated. Compare their number and names with what you see in the "My Computer" ("Computer") window. The partitions that are present in the Acronis program window and are absent in My Computer are hidden. They can be either very small, 7-8 megabytes, or large, several gigabytes. Secondly, as a rule, distributions of operating systems are stored in case of failure.