Sounds like your hard drive could be partitioned. To investigate, you can navigate like this:
Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
At this stage you should be able to see how (if) the drive is partitioned.
For further options and instructions, right click on the partition that you're interested in and click Help and read more about it.
Back up all valuable data and set a Restore point before working in Disk Management.
Carefully think through what you want to do and write down everything you see that describes the volume that you are working on before you switch envirnments.
You will probably find that this partition is for recovery and it is not worth messing around with. Once those partitions are stuffed you normally can not create another one without the original compaq restore cds which I dont think they give out anymore.
That is a Recovery partition. Mess with it at your own peril. In other words, keep your hands off. Mess it up and you will not have a chance to do a repair of the operating system. Mess with it and do not come back and ask how to fix it. You will have to buy restore discs from Compac, and they only allow you erase the operating system, and start over from scratch. I hope I have been clear.
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