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I want to find out when my Windows XP PC's HDD was last partitioned.

Is there a partition table creation date?

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A master boot record contains boot code (never changes), the four partition entries, and a signature or two. No dates.

Since the MBR can be modified after booting off a CD or even with another computer, I don't see any guaranteed (or merely likely) way you can deduce the date either. Running a disk/partition editor does not mean the partition table was modified.

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