|Well according to THIS, the 8MB is created when you used Windows setup program (CLICK ME) to create the partition. The 8MB is reserved in case you wish to Dynamic Disk. MSKB 225822 further stated that the Dynamic disk information is saved at the end of the disk, not before any partition.|
On this OEM PC, I have multiple partitions but no 8MB partition. I used Partition Magic to create them.