Monday, August 24, 2009

Type 12 Partition - HPA - Hidden Protected Area

12 Configuration/diagnostics partition

ID 12 (decimal 18) is used by Compaq for their configuration utility
        partition. It is a FAT-compatible partition (about 6 MB) that boots into
        their utilities, and can be added to a LILO menu as if it were MS-DOS.
        (David C. Niemi) Stephen Collins reports a 12 MB partition with ID 12 on
        a Compaq 7330T. Tigran A. Aivazian reports a 40 MB partition with ID 12
        on a 64 MB Compaq Proliant 1600. ID 12 is used by the Compaq Contura to
        denote its hibernation partition. (

1 comment:

Paris said...

Was looking for the FWBACKUP utiltity