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i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to check
and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has happened
since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has happened on
my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son is
trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your help to
the n00b!
 
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Your son and every other user that needs control can backdoor any control
via safe mode in Home Edition. More is required, but not going any further
into it. Its intuitive though.

Any computer booting an operating system has at least one partition.
Typically, all of the available space is taken from the hard drive if only
one partition is used. Barring a restoration partition on some make PCs.

A partition takes control of a certain portion of empty space on a physical
hard drive. The filesystem and OS is typically written to "C:"

If there is no space available on the hard drive after the first partition
is made, another cannot be made using XP.

There are ways around this, but doubtful if your son is knowledgable and
patient enough to do this without your knowledge.

"loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
> illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to
check
> and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
happened
> since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
> installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has happened
on
> my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son is
> trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your help
to
> the n00b!
 
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"loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
> illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to
check
> and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
happened
> since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
> installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has happened
on
> my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son is
> trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your help
to
> the n00b!

- Click Start / Run
- Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}

You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
 
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thank you for your help. one more question. if it says "volume: c; layout:
partition; type: basic; file system: NTFS; lists it as the "primary
partition" and only shows the D drive (cdrom) and E drive (burner) as
additional, does that mean it is NOT partitioned? i'm confused since it has
the word "partition" in the description so many times. i don't know if that
means partitioned because of d and c or if there is something else that i'm
not seeing.

again, thank you for tolerating my ignorance and for helping me....

"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> > i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
> > illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to
> check
> > and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
> happened
> > since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
> > installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has happened
> on
> > my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son is
> > trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your help
> to
> > the n00b!
>
> - Click Start / Run
> - Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}
>
> You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
>
>
>
 
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If you have a drawer and you put a partition/devider in it; you now have 1
drawer with 2 separate 'partitions'. Not 2 drawers.
If your computer shows C as the HDD and D as the CD and no other drives, you
have one partition on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
--
A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
"loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:3F29AD56-A128-44E7-8526-A64FB540EAC2@microsoft.com...
> thank you for your help. one more question. if it says "volume: c;
> layout:
> partition; type: basic; file system: NTFS; lists it as the "primary
> partition" and only shows the D drive (cdrom) and E drive (burner) as
> additional, does that mean it is NOT partitioned? i'm confused since it
> has
> the word "partition" in the description so many times. i don't know if
> that
> means partitioned because of d and c or if there is something else that
> i'm
> not seeing.
>
> again, thank you for tolerating my ignorance and for helping me....
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
>>
>> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> in
>> message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
>> > i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
>> > illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to
>> check
>> > and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
>> happened
>> > since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
>> > installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has
>> > happened
>> on
>> > my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son
>> > is
>> > trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your
>> > help
>> to
>> > the n00b!
>>
>> - Click Start / Run
>> - Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}
>>
>> You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
>>
>>
>>
 
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last question: is it possible for him to partition it to circumvent the
parental controls and passwords? thanks!

"NotMe" wrote:

> If you have a drawer and you put a partition/devider in it; you now have 1
> drawer with 2 separate 'partitions'. Not 2 drawers.
> If your computer shows C as the HDD and D as the CD and no other drives, you
> have one partition on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
> --
> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:3F29AD56-A128-44E7-8526-A64FB540EAC2@microsoft.com...
> > thank you for your help. one more question. if it says "volume: c;
> > layout:
> > partition; type: basic; file system: NTFS; lists it as the "primary
> > partition" and only shows the D drive (cdrom) and E drive (burner) as
> > additional, does that mean it is NOT partitioned? i'm confused since it
> > has
> > the word "partition" in the description so many times. i don't know if
> > that
> > means partitioned because of d and c or if there is something else that
> > i'm
> > not seeing.
> >
> > again, thank you for tolerating my ignorance and for helping me....
> >
> > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> >> in
> >> message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> >> > i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am moderately
> >> > illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me to
> >> check
> >> > and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
> >> happened
> >> > since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
> >> > installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has
> >> > happened
> >> on
> >> > my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son
> >> > is
> >> > trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your
> >> > help
> >> to
> >> > the n00b!
> >>
> >> - Click Start / Run
> >> - Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}
> >>
> >> You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
 

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loggininglogginin wrote:

> last question: is it possible for him to partition it to circumvent
> the
> parental controls and passwords? thanks!

Not unless he partitions the drive and installs a second operating
system. I think you'd notice. Consider having a few lessons on your
computer from a local professional or buy a basic "XP For Dummies"
book. I'm not saying this to hurt your feelings; the "For Dummies"
series have an unfortunate title but are quite good for beginners. As a
parent, you *need* to have some knowledge about the computer to help
keep your children safe and to do good parenting. Besides, you might
have fun in the process!

Malke
--
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
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Furthermore: A "partition" has certain properties, e.g. it can be
a FAT32 partition or an NTFS partition. An unpartitioned
disk cannot be used for data storage, because no properties
are yet defined. The process for setting up a disk goes like this:
1. Decide how many partitions you want. 1 is the minimum.
2. Decide what partition type you want, e.g. FAT, FAT32, NTFS.
3. Decide what size of partition you want.
4. Create the partition(s).
5. Format the partition(s).

The result will be x partitions plus possibly some unpartitioned
space for future use.


"NotMe" <cargod01@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ugxs9XAuFHA.3588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> If you have a drawer and you put a partition/devider in it; you now have 1
> drawer with 2 separate 'partitions'. Not 2 drawers.
> If your computer shows C as the HDD and D as the CD and no other drives,
you
> have one partition on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
> --
> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:3F29AD56-A128-44E7-8526-A64FB540EAC2@microsoft.com...
> > thank you for your help. one more question. if it says "volume: c;
> > layout:
> > partition; type: basic; file system: NTFS; lists it as the "primary
> > partition" and only shows the D drive (cdrom) and E drive (burner) as
> > additional, does that mean it is NOT partitioned? i'm confused since it
> > has
> > the word "partition" in the description so many times. i don't know if
> > that
> > means partitioned because of d and c or if there is something else that
> > i'm
> > not seeing.
> >
> > again, thank you for tolerating my ignorance and for helping me....
> >
> > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> >> in
> >> message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> >> > i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am
moderately
> >> > illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for me
to
> >> check
> >> > and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
> >> happened
> >> > since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it was
> >> > installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has
> >> > happened
> >> on
> >> > my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my son
> >> > is
> >> > trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your
> >> > help
> >> to
> >> > the n00b!
> >>
> >> - Click Start / Run
> >> - Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}
> >>
> >> You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
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Yes, if he knows what he's doing. At logon time, if he
presses the correct keys, he can log in under an account
that does not show up on the screen. Under that account
he can do whatever he pleases. His activities are easy to
detect if you know what you're looking for, but hard to
spot if you are a novice.


"loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1CC12B60-16CB-4724-92F9-802F544E6125@microsoft.com...
> last question: is it possible for him to partition it to circumvent the
> parental controls and passwords? thanks!
>
> "NotMe" wrote:
>
> > If you have a drawer and you put a partition/devider in it; you now have
1
> > drawer with 2 separate 'partitions'. Not 2 drawers.
> > If your computer shows C as the HDD and D as the CD and no other drives,
you
> > have one partition on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
> > --
> > A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
> > "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
> > message news:3F29AD56-A128-44E7-8526-A64FB540EAC2@microsoft.com...
> > > thank you for your help. one more question. if it says "volume: c;
> > > layout:
> > > partition; type: basic; file system: NTFS; lists it as the "primary
> > > partition" and only shows the D drive (cdrom) and E drive (burner) as
> > > additional, does that mean it is NOT partitioned? i'm confused since
it
> > > has
> > > the word "partition" in the description so many times. i don't know
if
> > > that
> > > means partitioned because of d and c or if there is something else
that
> > > i'm
> > > not seeing.
> > >
> > > again, thank you for tolerating my ignorance and for helping me....
> > >
> > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > >> "loggininglogginin" <loggininglogginin@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote
> > >> in
> > >> message news:30560EDB-3F17-4387-B0CE-378D52E4C382@microsoft.com...
> > >> > i think a partition has been installed on my computer. i am
moderately
> > >> > illerate in terms of partitions...(sorry). #1-is there a way for
me to
> > >> check
> > >> > and SEE if a partition was installed and #2-how can i tell what has
> > >> happened
> > >> > since then? i know about system restore, but i'm not sure why it
was
> > >> > installed in the first place, so if i could just see what all has
> > >> > happened
> > >> on
> > >> > my computer since then, it might help me understand. (i think my
son
> > >> > is
> > >> > trying to undermine the parental controls....) :( thanks for your
> > >> > help
> > >> to
> > >> > the n00b!
> > >>
> > >> - Click Start / Run
> > >> - Type diskmgmt.msc {OK}
> > >>
> > >> You can now see every partition on your hard disk.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >