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I have a very new Lenovo notebook but I see nowhere a compaq logo or something else.

What is the compaq diagnostic partition and for what is this? Why do they use this in very new notebooks? Where can I find even more official information about this?

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Hewlett Packard (HP-Compaq) uses this for several things.

  1. Hardware diagnostics

  2. Bios flash updates (flashes the new bios file from this partition and backs up the old bios bin file to this partition for bios recovery purposes)

  3. QuickWeb is stored and launched from this partition (if the HP notebook came with this from the factory)

I don't know what other manufacturers use this partition for.

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so could be point 1 and 2? – Daniel Ruf Apr 29 '12 at 13:01
didnt know that lenovo is allowed to use it – Daniel Ruf Apr 29 '12 at 14:08

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