Tag Archives: HPA

A and M Series ThinkCentre Desktops

Removing HPA on M58p – The forum – has a LOT of links / information related, to removing HPA (Hidden Partition Area) FORUM SECTION; (Titled; “A and M Series ThinkCentre Desktops“) – The following four links (From this forum) are … Continue reading

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HPA – Predesktop Area

HPA  *(Hidden Partition Area)* – Also described as “Predesktop Area” AS – POSTED; (By Registered User ID –  surfandcross – SCROLL 1/2 way down the page) “As shipped, R40 hard drive was formatted FAT32, with an ~3G hidden area containing … Continue reading

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GUID – gpt and EFI

IBM Service partition – and other partition types, .. are being replaced (gradually) – reference; GUID_Partition_Table and the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and … Continue reading

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Hidden protected area

General information about the HPA FROM – URL: thinkwiki.org/wiki/Hidden_Protected_Area As opposed to Recovery Partitions, Protected Service Areas (PSAs) such as the HPA are (let’s say) images of partitions written to the end of a harddisk. They are only accessible through … Continue reading

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ThinkPad Hidden Service Partition (HPA)

When I boot into the XP-Setup program (Blue-screen text-based setup-install), with the intention to install XP, .. The ‘setup’ program will inform me that ‘setup did not find any hard disk’, which is simply incorrect. Instead, I have installed the … Continue reading

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