andiesmom
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What is ESP drive?

Could someone please tell me why I suddenly have a new drive ESP with the drive letter I showing up in windows file explorer?  Properties show that there is 470MB filled of 496MB, and I've taken all my external drives out and it still shows up.  I am running windows 8.1 on XPS 8700.  My big concern is that it might be a virus or malware.  Will appreciate any help.

Andiesmom

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RE: What is ESP drive?

It's part of the system boot (UEFI;  ESP is EFI system partition).

Did you reinstall Windows at any point?

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andiesmom
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RE: What is ESP drive?

Thanks for replying!  No, I have not made any changes at all to my computer that I can think of.  Is this something I need to be concerned about?? 

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Sue21
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Re: What is ESP drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron all in one and using Windows 10 (hate it!) and I had this weird ESP drive show up too. Dell is the weirdest computer I have ever had! Sometimes I will turn it on and it starts up in 5 seconds, sometimes takes an hour! I have no idea if it's running some kind of scan or what as there is no way to see what is going on even if I try to click the task manager! Never again will I get a Dell. Ugh.

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