Originally posted by Law
Sorry Eric but I disagree with that. The MBR is always at the begining of every harddrive and is only about 512 bytes long. Beside how is it going to work if it's unallocated?
I don't have that 8MB on my harddisk, because I did not use windows formatter instead I use partition magic. When you use windows to format your harddrive it will put 8mb of unallocated partition so you can retain the ability to convert the drive to a dynamic volume. Without it you may not be able to.
What's dynamic? check this site kind long to explain
you don't have to agree with me.
everybody else it's the mbr. with xp it is 8mb long. now it can be at the beginning or at the end of your hard drive. one of the tools included in it, is the abilty to convert those discs to dynamic.
if you have more than one drive you canformat that part. you can format that part with just one drive. however, you will lose the abilities to do certain things like running a dual boot system.
instead of arguing with me, look it up