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Q: In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

I need help on how to remove the (system reserved) folder under Available Drives in protection settings. On all my other computers it is not shown. Not sure why it is there as it does not show anywhere else on computer as a drive. I guess it just bugs the hell out of me not knowing why it's there. Any help would be appreciated.

A: In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

Look in Disk Management and see if the Reserve has a partition letter.

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I have three "System Reserved" disks each 100mb. I understand there is supposed to be 1 with Windows 7 but why do I have three? I occasionally get "low disk space" warning for these drives. When I look at them under disk management 1 is at 100% used and the other 2 are at 30%. I originally had a RAID 1 setup but it is now broken in case that may have something to do with it. Thanks for any help or direction to information that can help me. Joe

A:System reserved drives

Retain the one that is "Active" and delete the other 2. You may want to first image them - just in case.

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Greeting All!
Today I installed a M4 64 gig ssd...did a fresh install of the O.S. Loving it...WOW!!
Anyways I have 3 other Drives in there making a total of 4.
3 out of the 4 drives have the 100 meg system reserved on them whilst 1 drive doesn't.
Can I remove them on all but my boot drive the M4?

A:System Reserved Files on 3 out of 4 drives

Are there any other OS's on those other HD's?

If not you can delete the SysReserved partitions in Disk mgmt. since none are marked System therefore holding System boot files. You may have to mark them Inactive first: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

You can reclaim the space by Resizing the adjacent partition using free Partition Wizard bootable CD but it's hardly worth it for 100mb.

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I just reformatted my HD and installed W7-64 Ultimate again. Since I have been using W7, I know most of the tweaks, but don?t recall how I fixed this one. When in Windows Explorer, under Computer, I see all of my hard drives, but also see a drive for System Reserved. What tweak do I need so that I don?t see the system reserved?

A:How to hide System Reserved in listing of drives?

You can use this tutorial to Add or remove drive leeters.

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

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How do I change my System Reserved and C Drives back to blue (primary volume)?

A:System Reserved and (C:) Drives are Green (Simple Volume)

Okay

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I've used Windows 7 Home Premium x64 since 2009. I understand how to use System Protection. However, what I don't understand is why it would be useful for drives other than C:, where Windows resides.

If there is a tutorial somewhere on reasons why System Protection is useful on other drives, I would surely appreciate a reference to it.

A:Why Use System Protection On Drives Other Than C: ?

It`s useful if you also wanted to have restore points for those drives and if you had storage room to backup those drives.

It`s not turned on on other drives by default, windows just gives you the option to do so if you wanted.

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In my Windows 8.1 I have listed under System Protection, Available Dives:

D: (Protection Off - I have used this for a System Backup location which created an WindowsImageBackup folder)C: (Protection On)Recovery (? This has a yellow folder icon.  Protection had been Off but I have changed it to On and set it to 100% Max Usage 14.86 GB. )
I hope somebody will explain in simple terms what the "Recovery" drive represents and whether my setting it to "Protection On with max usage at 100%" is a good idea or not and what the consequences would be if I set it back to Off.
Siggy

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I have a slightly different problem. When I go to the System Protection tab under available drives all I get is searching, it does not show the drives.

A:Searching in System Protection - No drives show

make sure your drives are connected properly. if that doesn't help fill out system specs so we can help you out

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Hi guys,
I have had a look here https://support.software.dell.com/appassure/kb/137589 for instructions using diskpart to create an MSR partition. A while back I had to move the MSR partition around, which caused it to get corrupted and I was unable to fix it. PC has been working fine until trying to upgrade to windows 10. Now, I get an error which complains about the system reserved partition, which I know is not as it was initially.

After deleting the volume in diskmgmt, I check the partition layout:

Code:
DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 64 MB 20 KB
Partition 3 Primary 23 GB 193 MB
Partition 4 Recovery 5400 MB 23 GB


and then run

Code:
DISKPART> create partition msr offset=65

Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.


I need help to recreate this MSR or somehow repair it (alternatively just let it upgrade to windows 10)

Thanks

A:Recreating Microsoft Reserved (system reserved) partition

Are you sure its MSR and Not EFI ?
otherwise you'll have to use a partitioning manager software to move your partitions around to get enough room at the beginning of the drive for this partition to have enough useable space?

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All started with this message

Warning! Invalid first FAT entry(=0x400)!

After running some tests
Took the disk out plugged on another computer all is there C(system reserved) D(actual windows install) E (data on it) run chkdsk no errors
After that decided to go with HDAT2(v5) run READ WRITE READ repair n recover bad sectors - found some at the start of the drive.
Tried to run with the windows 7 disk it gets stuck (guess system partition does not allow to go) so i thought that it could be the notebook VGA so i decided to go with LIVE ubuntu 12.04 disk to see if i get stuck as i did when i tried to run win 7 disk - everything go well(so VGA got ruled out) . Took few more test check ins etc.

So i decided to try and delete the system reserved(100mb) partition and try to rebuild it somehow so i am here can i get some clues on what to do next
 

A:Solved: System reserved partition corrupted system wont boot

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Current Master Drive (C : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB
Current Slave Drive (D : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB

My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my
master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my SATA (master) drive.
Recently a USB gave a conflict to my boot priority and wasn't letting me boot with both my hard drives intact. Solved it by loading start up repair via a win7 disk and "repaired" it.
However, now there's the partition of my slave drive, that is marked as system, active now. Before it was just "unallocated space". How can I "shift" that over so that nothing "boot worthy" or "system active" is part of my slave drive?

Thank you for your time. Please take a look below at the screen shot.

A:System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

Disk management (right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management) should allow you to simply delete that partition if you don't need it. Just make sure you don't need it before doing so. I'd unplug the slave from the mobo and boot the computer to make sure everything is fine without it.

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I have a Windows 7 Professional system whose hard drive was upgraded from a regular 500Gb drive to a Solid State 1Tb drive and the manufacturer's cloning utility was used to move everything over to the new drive.  I was trying to update the system
to Windows 10 Professional but kept getting the error message that it couldn't update the System Reserved partition.  I know the installation process needs at least 350Mb for the process so I started doing research on the best way to extend it. 
Following instructions posted in the Community, I shrank the C: drive so I would have 370Mb unallocated space, but when I went into the Disk Management console to extend it, that option is greyed out.
It was after closer examination I noticed I do not have a partition that is labeled specifically as "System Reserved" and I do not have a stand alone "Boot" partition.  I have one partition labeled Data with no drive letter that
is 100Mb that says "Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)", one partition with the drive letter C: that is 931 Gb that says "Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)" and then 370 Mb of Unallocated space.
To get the reserved Windows 10 installed I was thinking of possibly taking that Unallocated space and following the instructions I've read elsewhere, create the System Reserved partition so it would then be 370Mb but I'm not sure just doing that would work
however... Read more

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I am new to windows 8 (now 8.1), and more importantly SSDs. In Optimize Drives my System Reserved is listed as Never run and Needs optimization, but it will not Optimize manually or from the Scheduler. When clicking Optimize for a split second you can
see it says running under Last run but goes back to Never run and same with Needs optimization it shows trim for second then back to Need optimization. Is this a problem if so how do I fix it?

A:Optimize Drives System Reserved (SSD) Needs optimization. Clicking Optimize immediately stops and doesn't Optimize is this a problem?

It looks like other people are having the same issue and the fix for that is to exclude the SSD from the default scheduled maintenance and set up a new event in Task Scheduler that will just retrim the drive once per week.
Cheers,
Lance

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This is the scenario:
At first, I attempted to create system images on our computers and got stopped in my tracks by error 0x80780119; reason being the un-lettered volume "System Reserved" lacked the required 50-MB of space necessary for a shadow something-or-other.

Thus, I used Easy-BCD and relocated the boot manager to the C:\ drive; this allowed me to image the C:\ drive but NOT the now-lettered System Reserved, as it still lacked the required space.

With my boot manager relocated, is there anything in that System Reserved drive/volume that needs be included in a system image ?

Thanks for reading.

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I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

A:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error
www.disk-partition.com/.../couldnt-update-system-reserved-partition-4348.html

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Hi, I've got a brand new system setup with SSD and HD. Unfortunately when I installed Win 7 (64 bit Pro) I had both drives connected so the "System Reserved" 100 MB partition was placed on the HD.

Later on after some googling I learned that the proper way is to only connect the SSD when installing and afterwards to connect any other hard drives you may wish to add to your system. For more see:

"When you do your Windows 7 install make sure that there are no drives connected apart from the one you're going to install onto. If another drive is available then the install kit will put the reserved partition there instead of on the OS drive. "
[Solved] 100MB System Reserved Partition regarding clean install - Hard-Disks - Storage
"One word of advice I'd mention is to disconnect ALL of your drives EXCEPT the SSD when you install Windows. Windows will try to create a "recovery partition" on a different drive than the OS drive. When you boot the system you're actually booting from the recovery partition which then goes ahead and loads windows from the OS drive. The idea is that it your OS drive gets corrupted then you can still boot the recovery partition in order to perform a repair.

Unfortunately it means that both drives need to work in order to boot Windows. I personally prefer that everything you need to boot the system be on one drive, so I install windows without any other drives connected. This way it creates the ... Read more

A:Re/Moving System Reserved - SSD+HD system

Hello Synaptic Sam, welcome to Seven Forums!


Power down and disconnect Disk 1 and set the Disk 0 HDD as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive and mark the Windows 7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs, with restarts between each to (re)create the Windows System boot files to the C: partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Many programs (e.g. REVO or Windows Updates) perform an automatic "Create a Restore Point" prior to doing their thing. By right clicking Computer and choosing "System Protection", one can create a system restore point. I can't. The problem; Vista finds the Drives only after about 15 hours! Thereafter, it appears to work fine(ish). My system is a DELL XPS M1730 with a solid state drive and a regular drive. I have set the System Restore to look at only the solid state drive (after one of those 15 hour waits). I recently installed Service Pack 2 which went well. The problem preceded that installation as it was an attemp at resolution. Other things that I have done included removing McAfee (I disliked anyway) and replacing it with Panda Cloud. I have been running Vista for barely over a year and would just like to solve this nagging problem. The issue started about 6 months ago. It wasn't an issue in the beginning. Unfortunately, I can't pinpoint any event. Moving to Windows 7 might solve the problem (it better), but I am loathe to make the move because I run a version of MathCad that Mathsoft would make me pay for again if I had to a) restore or b) change operating systems.

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups and my backround change to a blue colour. After reading some of the posts here and running Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2007, RegCure and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware it seems as if that problem was solved, but now everytime I put my pc on I get these messages:The first one says "rundll32.exe - Bad Image : The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette" and the second one says "RUNDLL -Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll%1 is not a valid Win32 application".The disk that I got when I bought my pc was Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I downloaded SP2 from the internet.I'm attaching all of the logs you need to assist me, because I don't know if and how badly my pc is still infected.I attached 4 log files: 1. DSS Main.txt 2. DSS Extra.txt 3. Kaspersky 4. DSS Main.txt - after the Kaspersky reportThank you for taking the time to look into my problem.DSS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Parratjie on 2008-04-17 09:29:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of the lines listed below. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [e43075dd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll",b================Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and uninstall these programs:J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11 Java? 6 Update 2 Java? 6 Update 3 Java? SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1Reboot and post a new hijackthis log.

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups. They've been very stubborn but after reading some of the posts here and running Spybot, Adaware, SmitfraudFix, Panda Activescan, Housecall, Stinger Avert, Windows Defender, and SDFix, I am now getting only one popup, which shows up as a blank white rectangle in the center of the screen (and now I can't click "Close" to get it off the screen, since the "Close" option is missing). From the size & shape, I believe it's the Security System Protection Control Panel. Would you please review my HijackThis log? Also, in some of the posts I've noticed recommendations to update Java. Is that needed in my case? Thanks very much for your help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:55 PM, on 3/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

The blank popup appeared to be repopulated with information over time...apparently the spyware refreshed itself. I also learned from Task Manager that all of my popups were from the System Integrity Scan Wizard. After some more searching, I found the name (in my case, yzqrqzkp.exe) and told Norton Firewall to block it from accessing the internet. I used HijackThis to fix it and then deleted it and a namesake (YZQRQZKP.EXE-1253B76A.pf) from Windows\Prefetch (not sure that was necessary but deleted it anyway). My only concern is that from what I read, there should have been another copy in \Local Settings\Application Data, which I didn't find. I updated Java per instructions in another post, also turned System Restore off and on. I think the PC is now clean, but would you review my latest HijackThis log to be sure? Thanks very much.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:26 AM, on 3/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Syman... Read more

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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My PC is infected with 3 malware popups named Security System Proctection Control Panel, System Integrity Scan Wizard and Security System Warning (the last one telling me I have Abebot). I have tried to get rid of them with Kaspersky Antit-Virus, Adaware, spyware sweeper, and SpybotSD, but they are still running. I didn't run the online scan by Kaspersky because I have the most recent version installed and running on my PC. When I ran a rootkit scan with KAV, it took just over four hours and reported my PC was clean. So for whatever reason Kaspersky is not picking up these three forms of malware. Following all other directions on your preliminary instruction list I used Deckard's System Scanner to make two Hijack This files. They are pasted in below. Please take a look and tell me what I should do to get rid of this malware. Thank you very much for this valuable service you are providing.-- Dark EagleDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Perry H. Chesnut on 2008-04-18 23:11:18Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Perry H. Chesnut.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:35 PM, on 4/18/2008Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:F:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeF:\WIN... Read more

A:Security System Protection Control Panel & System Integrity Scan Wizard Popups

Hello Dark Eagle. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.See you soon,Billy3

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

A:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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Hello!

I am trying to do a backup of my Win 7 system drive (C, but the backup utility is saying that it must backup by non-system drives (E: and H, which happen to have "System Volume Information" folders on them. They are not system drives. E: is my main utilities drive and H: is my games drive.

Somehow, Windows thinks they are system drives, when in reality they aren't. Any ideas on how to change them? When I go in to Disk Management, they are not showing as system drives. They are all partitions on the same hard drive, but there are other partitions not included in the backup.

Thanks!
 

A:Non-System Drives Show Up As System Drives For Backup

Are you trying to create an image? If so, you can't put it on the same hard drive as the one you're trying to create an image of. You should be able to backup files to a different partition, but this really isn't a good backup. If the drive fails, you lose both copies of data. Backups should be done to another drive or removable media.
 

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I have a Win10 Pro and ran MR to create a system image backup.
It went well but it turned of system protection.
A message shows up with a warning yellow triangle that reads.
Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal.
--- How do I stop system protection from being turned off?

I have another Win10 computer and created a MR system image backup on that one also.
System protection wasn?t turned off on that one.

I do not use shadow copies: If shadow copies are in use on my computer it doesn?t matter to me if that is the case as I don?t know how to use them anyway. I just don?t want system protection turned off.

A:I don’t want system protection turned off when I do a MR system image

Hi,

The available disk space on the pc with the warning issue is probably too small to store both backup images (MR) and system protection image.






I do not use shadow copies:



Actually you do. System Protection is a form of Shadow Copying.

Furthermore, it's not wise policy to store backups on the same physical drive as your system. Still better than nothing but all in all not sound practice.
Better to store back up on an ext. removable drive.

In the mean time you could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Protection and see if that helps any.

Cheers,

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
If possible, I'd like to know how to enable system protection from the command prompt window so that I can continue with the system restore. I'm quite certain that the error lies in the defragmentation... Read more

A:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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 I have a screen shot of it.  There is the Local Disk (C:) listed and then this other.
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A:Under System Prop, and System Protection what is (C:) Missing ?

Post an Image from Disk Management Screen.
 
Control Panel / Administration Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.
 
This will show all current active drives.
 
 
 

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I just noticed that on my install of Win7 RC that I have a partition labeled as "System Reserved 100Mb" (System, Active, Primary partition) on the main HDD. If Win7 install did that, whats the purpose??

A:System Reserved 100 Mb

Win7 did this. If your drive was empty, during partitioning it says it might add another drive for system recovery utilities and such. That's what this 100MB partition is for.

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Good afternoon,

I've fixed a harddrive which lost its partition table and when I tried to run chkdsk from Windows Installer repair console I saw that C: was System Reserved and actual C: was now F:, what should I do to fix this?

Just for you to know, D: and E: are the other partitions I have and they are using correct letters, it's just the C: that moved somehow.

Details about what I did to fix partition table is in this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f16/samsung-hdd-unknown-partition-table-1022530.html

Thanks in advance!

A:System Reserved as C

When you boot off of the Windows Installer and get to the Repair Console, Windows may choose to change the drive letters around, giving the hidden System Reserved partition, which usually has no drive letter, a drive letter, pushing everything else to the next drive letter.. To run Check Disk, Bootrec or any other diagnostic tools you have to choose the correct drive letter,n your case F:. Once Windows boots, the hidden System Reserved partition will no longer have a drive letter and the F: drive will automatically become the C: drive.

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Hi, so I've been having boot issues and I finally think I know what's up.
I'm currently in the cmd right now and I've found that the system reserved partition is my C:, and my OS D: .
Anybody know how I fix this?

Guide me.

*UPDATE*

Now the local disk is on F:
I'm unable to make my OS partition the C:
Everytime I remove the C: letter from the system reserved partition and re-assign the F: local disk back to C: then restart, it doesn't work, I enter the repair disk and everything goes back to before.
The OS is sitll F: drive and the system reserved partition reverts back to C: drive.
I have no idea how to fix this!

A:System reserved is C: and OS is D:?

A reinstall will be needed. I ended up with the "D" drive as the main OS drive on an install several years ago. I searched and asked about how to correct it and never found a way. When I built a new PC and did a new install it got corrected.

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This is going to be long post   Asus mobo.  P7H55-M Pro.  I have 4 drives in the box.  C, D, F H, I.  C is a partition of I.  C use to be the boot drive.  It started as I lost one drive, F in Win 7.  I took the cover off the side of the PC & found the SATA cable unplugged from the mobo for this drive.  I plugged it in & that's when the problem started.  It could not boot back into the Windows I was using.  It just wouldn't boot.  I used the Win 7 DVD to try a repair but it didn't see that drive version, "C".  it found an older version of win 7 I gave up on because of problems with it.  It repaired that installation.  That gave me a dual boot.  Win 7 or Win 7 repaired.  If I boot into the original Win7 I was using I get the following 2 error messages, C:\Windows|system32\USERNV.dll & C:\Windows\system 32\RpcPtRemote.dll  In The repaired win 7 in computer I see, System Reserved (C:), D(D), F(F) & (H) Local disk I, which is my old "C" drive.  C© reserved is part of this drive.  How did it get like this I don't even begin to understand.  The Win 7 I am on now is the repaired version on drive
D(D).  So if I make sense, System reserved (C:) is part of I drive which was my everyday boot disk C:  (D:) is the drive this version of win 7 is on.  Drive (F:) & (H:) are storage drives.  I need to get Drive I to be part of C(C:) again & h... Read more

A:Win 7 "system reserved" (C:)

Go Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
 
Take a screenshot which reflfects all drives...post that in your next submittal, please.
 
How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot. - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html
 
Louis

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i have 2 hdd's in my new computer that i built. One is a 640Gb and the other is a 1TB. Both are Western Digital Black edition. When i installed windows 7, both hdd showed up when it asked where i wanted to save the OS. I then saved it to the 640GB hdd. Now my computer is up and running, and i go to my computer and only the 640GB hdd shows up. I figured it is because i need to format the 1TB hdd, so i right click my computer and click manage and then i see the 1TB hdd there. It says in there that the 1TB hdd is system reserved and it will not let me format it. so is there anyway i can format this hdd so that i can format it and save files to it?

A:system reserved HDD

Go into computer management, then storage devices.

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Hi well after trying to repair my internet explorer 11 with the help from people this forum it turns out that i dont know enough about computers so i watched reinstall windows 7 a few times on youtube and that is what i done and yes every thing went well BUT if i left click on computer it shows a new program called   system reserved (:E) 26.7 MB free of 99.9MB can i delete this or keep it thanks if you can help. johnyjohn

A:SYSTEM RESERVED (:E)

Read This: http://www.howtogeek.com/192772/what-is-the-system-reserved-partition-and-can-you-delete-it/It will give you an understanding of what it is. Please don't delete it, because it contains the boot loader for Windows 7.

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I am running Windows 7 and like nothing better than YouTubing, burning and using Linux iso files. Also HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. So could someone tell me what exactly is System Reserved (E and if i need it. Thanks

A:System Reserved (E:)?

Hi bonesy

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

System Reserved partition is a hidden partition that gets created when you install Windows . Size should be 100MB and should not have a drive letter on it . It also is used to store boot files . It is usually used for bitlocker .

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I have windows 10. I tried to free disk space and I know I did something wrong. I don't have a system E anymore. Where is everything going to go now? Can I get it back? What's going to happen now?

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Is there any trick to increase the size of system reserved in win 7?

A:win 7 system reserved

  
Quote: Originally Posted by panais


Is there any trick to increase the size of system reserved in win 7?


The system reserved partition is used by WIndows for recovery. It is created and managed by the OS, and you cannot add or delete files from it, nor can you expand it.

Why are you looking to expand it?

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I noticed after installing Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) that my second hard drive does not appear in My Computer and when I check it in Disk Management I see the following:

I've read on the Web that you can't format this "system reserved" disc, so I'm wondering how can I use this HD normally and assign it it's own drive letter? Or do I have to leave it like it is?

Thanks.

A:System Reserved HD?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by desktop


I noticed after installing Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) that my second hard drive does not appear in My Computer and when I check it in Disk Management I see the following:

I've read on the Web that you can't format this "system reserved" disc, so I'm wondering how can I use this HD normally and assign it it's own drive letter? Or do I have to leave it like it is?

Thanks.


Any number of third party disk apps (Like parigon disk suite) can assgn a drive letter and allow you to use it. The 100Mb partition isnt doing you any harm so I would leave it alone

Ken

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On installation of the win7, the setup shows system reserved 100MB
This reserved space is also present after the installation also..
What is this for ?
Can anyone help me with it ..

A:System Reserved

Welcome
That small reserved contains the boot instructions. Do not modify or remove. If you do attmept a change you will most likely have boot problems.
Here is some additional information; again I suggest that you just leave it alone
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../gg441289.aspx

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I have just installed a SSD so now I have 3 harddrives. On booting it appears that WIN 7 has changed one of the drives to a System reserve drive (whatever that is). However, I had data on that drive. What has happened to the data and can I get to it?

Help would be appreciated

Alex

A:System reserved

Please take screenshot of Disk Management - be sure to maximize the screen so all can be seen.

START | diskmgmt.msc

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I dual booted linux opensuse 12.1, using their custom bootloader and grub, i tried to do a system repair after i realized i do not like opensuse, i put the repair disk in and type the normal "Bootrec /fixmbr" and then tried /fixboot but it said no windows operating systems were available. I did /rebuild BCD and it showed drive D: instead of C: so i just tried it. And i rebooted and repair disk found my OS this time. But still would not let me fix boot.

I booted into windows 7 and looked at the disk management and my computer, and now my System Reserved Partition is unhidden from my computer. Would like to know how to return it to hidden without messing anything up.

Thanks for the read and any help!

A:System Reserved

I have third party partition-management software to do that (and much else besides) from a bootable CD. If you don't have any such CD, read this: Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums

Edit: applies to Windows 7 too.

Method 1 may be unavailable to you, since only Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions have a Group Policy Editor.

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Just a ponder really, i ended up giving the system reserved partition a letter, so easy bcd could read it properly, and so of course now tis showing up in my computer, but its showing as 71.5MB free out of 99.9, so why has it taken 100MB for itself if it only needs (lets be generous and say youv got bitlocker on too) 50?

A:why is the System reserved partition so big?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo


Just a ponder really, i ended up giving the system reserved partition a letter, so easy bcd could read it properly, and so of course now tis showing up in my computer, but its showing as 71.5MB free out of 99.9, so why has it taken 100MB for itself if it only needs (lets be generous and say youv got bitlocker on too) 50?


Good question ...

100MB is the minimum requirement for a partition as stated here:
System Partition Requirements

"Basic system partition requirements are:
Must have at least 100 megabytes (MB) of hard drive space.
Must have enough free space to create shadow copies of the partition."
Cheers!
Robert

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I have installed Paragon backup & recovery 10.1. Paragon asks for more options for selecting partitions than Windows system imaging and I need advice on what partitions to select. I have:
17.5 GB - PQ Service (hidden partition)
100 MB - System reserved
457 GB - C: (Operating system & applications)
457 GB - D:
I don't want the image to include D: so have been selecting the 100MB system reserved and C:.
What would Windows be imaging?
Should I be including the 100 MB system reserved? and does Windows imaging include this bit as well?

Appreciate any comments.

A:paragon and system reserved

Paragon is not my backup of choice, but I'm sure that it is okay, just that I'm not as familiar with it. If it were me, I would backup any critical partition, i.e. PQ service, System reserved and C:, but I would do them separately, so that I could pick and choose among them later. Actually, I would do the same with D:...depending on it's content.

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Hi there,

Right, I've installed windows 7 on my ssd C: and E: my hdd, is my secondary hard drive.
I'm a little confused as to what has happen to E: and why it is a system reserved, which won't be formatted.
It might also be worth mentioning that E: wasn't visible at first.

I did later find out that it is common practice to wire the secondary hard drive once windows is installed.
Unfortunatly I've just finished setting up the computer with all my software's which turned out to be a long process which I would like to avoid doing again.

Can anyone please help me clear this up?

Many Thanks

Charles

A:System reserved on secondary HDD

Mark the Windows 7 HD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active
Than
Physically disconnect your Disk 0 & Disk 2 HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS. Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other two HD, as Disk1 & Disk2, Mark the two HD Drive INACTIVE.
Partition - Mark as Inactive

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I have a bit of trouble here trying to move system reserved (F) to (C), so that my OS can operate independently without the need of the other partition.

Tried using BCDboot/easybcd, but if I remove the hdd which has the system reserved, windows wouldn't boot.

Here is a screenshot of disk manager:
http://i.imgur.com/KX0uEqM.png

Thanks in advance

W7 x64 ultimate english

Drive letter F is manually assigned

A:Moving system reserved to C: (from F)

Welcome to the forum,

Since you already have easy BCD, try changing the cables on the Disk 0 and Disk 2 so C: is the first drive.

Then change boot drive following these instructions,

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...oot-partition/

Which clearly point out that you need to make the new boot drive before the other one in the BIOS,






Quote:
If the partition which is to take over control of the boot is on a different HDD from the current boot partition, you will also need to change your BIOS to put the new drive before the old one in the boot sequence, otherwise the old (untouched) boot files will continue to be in control. This obviously does not apply if the two partitions share a HDD. The switch of the ?active? status will do everything needed in that case.


You want your boot drive to be in the top (Disk 0) position anyway, so changing the cables to fix that would be the first move.

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My Win 10 64 laptop system reserved partion shows 500 MB & free 3 MB.

Can anyone tell me what shows on their Win 10 64?
 

A:Win 10 64 System Reserved Partition

Hi Yesnoo , My System reserved is 500 Mb & free 178 MB Win 10 64
 

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Hello all,

First of all, i am not that good in english ; therefore ,please try to understand what i try to explain.

I formerly install window xp in drive C , having reserved disk in drive D - 49.8 GB free of 49.9 GB in which I don?t install anything and no hidden file. I recently install window 7 in drive E and backup system partition (C and E ) separately .

However, During backup window 7 partition (E) by third party software, it suggest to backup reserve partition (automatically ticked in C letter partition). My question is where is the location of system reserved partition of window 7 in drive C and how to access to it also what is 0.1 GB in drive D , please?

One more query , what is the effect of installing window 7 in window? ie. clean install window xp and install window 7 from window XP. ( in case of inability to boot from optical drive or unsuccessfully create bootable usb)

Any information or suggestion will be appreciated.
Regards,
AA

A:Where is my system reserved partition,please ?

This may help you understand the Win7 System partition. Was reading it myself & saw your post.
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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Hello,

I just recently purchased computers for our office. When we booted the computer up for the first time it went through the initial install of Windows 7 32-bit. There is one thing I dislike about per-configured computers -- and that is the multiple partitions they assign the hard drive. Anyways, I will stop ranting about this and get into the question I have today.

There are currently two partitions on the hard drives. One is C: and the other D: (System Reserved). I would not have a problem with this, but System Reserved can be accessed. It is not hidden. On the older hard drives, this partition was hidden. These computers are being pushed out to the public, so I wish to hide this partition. I do not want to delete it, because I am sure that would do harm to the hard drive.

Please help.
~ Blair

A:System Reserved Partition

Hey,

You can go to the Start orb, go to Administrative Tools (it can be accessed thru search) and go to Computer Management. On the left-hand sidebar, go to "Storage" and the 1 sub-category under that. Wait for the disk information to load and right-click the partition you wish to hide, and change the mounting, to remove the drive letter it is mounted under.

Good luck!

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When I first had my desktop I had win 7 installed on a spinner. I then installed a SSD and installed the OS on that. I used disc cleanup to remove the old OS but I was left with the system reserved partition on the spinner. I tried to remove this partition using partition assistant but no go. So now I have two system reserve partitions and I think this may be messing with my backup software. How can I remove this unwanted partition.
Screenshot included of my disc management

A:two system reserved partitions

This tutorial. Note that you need to remove it from disk 0 (the spinner) and not disk 1 (the SSD), according to what I see in the image you posted.

Might or might not need a startup repair afterwards (step 9 of that tutorial). If it doesn't boot do a startup repair up to 3 times in a row (if it keeps not booting).

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My original hard drive is failing. This computer is the first one I built and I dropped the hard drive while trying to install it. It has always made clicking noises and had some problems, but I'm cheap so I ignored them. Now the original install won't start and this time startup repair cannot fix the problem. At first it said Problem Signature 07: Bad Patch, now is says Problem Signature 07: Bad Driver.

I have a second hard drive. It has a variety of files, programming assignments, and other stuff on it, but a lot of unused space. Original drive is 1TB, this one is 2TB with 350GB of data on it.

I installed windows onto a small partition on the new drive as a recovery option to get access to my computer again.

I then created a new partition, big enough to hold all my data and cloned the original drive's primary partition to that space.

After this I ran fixboot and fixmbr to give me access to this drive. I am currently typing this while on the clone.

The system reserved partition is on the original drive. It still has the system tag, but basically every other tag is on the partition I've booted in to.

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

That is what my drives currently look like. Do I need to have the system reserve partition on disk 0 before removing disk 1? How do I do this if it is necessary? If it's optional, what will the difference be with/without it?

Note:
I'm not looking to reinstall windows unless it is my absolute last option. I have a ton of d... Read more

A:System reserved on a cloned HDD. Do I need it and how do I get it?

You don't really need a System Reserved partition on Disk 0,
but you do need to have the Bootmgr on Disk 0 or Windows will not boot up if Disk 1 is disconnected.

Here is a tutorial by whs for how to move the Bootmgr using EasyBCD:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

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What is System Reserved 100 MB and what we can do with this?

A:System Reserved 100 MB partition

The boot manager lives there, automatic recovery tools live there, bitlocker when active lives there.

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I keep getting every few minutes a warning that I am out of disk space on system reserved E. I have seen on the page ( I don't know what to call it ), but the icon for system reserved E shows a complete red line, it's full. I don't know how to get rid of the problem and get disk space back. In trying to find an answer, I have been reading one post after another on other sites. One was to defragment things and I tried to do this with system E but the computer would not do it. Please help a non-computer person.

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When my machine was built I opted for an SSD C: drive. The guy put one in but It got to small after several months. I had a new one installed twice as big. The old one was re-assigned and being used a just another drive. I asked them to do a "repair install" as I was having windows update issues.

Now the new SSD has the System Reserved partition NP except the partition now has the drive letter D: assigned to it. I've looked all over for a fix and have found several methods to accomplish this ranging from "just delete the drive letter" to "don't do it" with things in between like delete the drive letter then re-image the drive or remount Etc. How can I delete the drive letter, bottom line, the simpler the better.

Also, now rhe DVD drive only shows up when there is a disk in the drive, all other times the drive is "hidden". This is not a real issue, I can live with it. The other is very important to me.
Any comments or suggestions welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

A:System Reserved Partition

Hello Dusty,

Before we recommend anything about the "System Reserved" partition, please post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management to make sure we'll be accurate as possible. Most likely, you will just need to remove the drive letter.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It sounds like you have Windows set to not show empty drives. Turning this off should sort the DVD issue.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i was trying to reformat my pc last night (windows 7 to windows 7, just doing a clean reformat).

now, i have 3 partitions in my hdd. system reserve, OS partition and my personal partition. i decided to delete my OS partition, then proceeded to delete my system reserve (it allowed me to, don't know why). I then created a new partition. My pc now has only 2 partitions. When I try to install to my new OS partition, it says that "Setup was unable to create a new system partition blah blah" The usual msg. I tried doing the Active thingy on the diskpart but I still can't install my win7. Help guys.

A:deleted system reserved.

Take a look here:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello,

I intall W7 RTM on 2 computers. On the first the installation process is normal ... it intalls like Vista.

But, at the secound computer the installation process have created a new partition, the name is System Reserved and the size is 100MB.

Why in the first PC the System Reserved partition wasn't created?

A:System Reserved Partition

I want to know also, but I have not really researched this phenomenon. The reserved partition has something to do with BitLocker AFAIK. I encountered this belief here at SF.

This partiton is, or contains, the "Trusted Platform Module Security Device" on those boards that don't have one of the two chips. I'm guessing and guessing is not allowed.

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When I open the defragmentor under the disk it show C: of course but under that I have another one labeled "System Reserved" and I have no idea what it is. I only have one hard drive installed at the moment and my external isn't plugged in, but it will let me defrag or analayze it... anyone know what this is? or why it is there?

A:Defrag - System Reserved?

Buck11:

Welcome to SF!

The Reserved Partition is Windows 7's Boot Partition.
My advice? Leave it alone.
It should only be about 100MB and is necessary for your system to start.
It can be removed/moved, but you'll have to jump through a lot of hoops and I don't think it's worth the trouble and risk.

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Hi all,

So this is my first foray into both the world of PC building and this forum and i need help with this issue after getting confused by other threads in this forum.

I first thought there might be an issue when in my libraries i had a "system reserved" drive assigned to the (D): drive, so i went into disk management to remove the assigned drive and spotted there being 2 system reserved partitions, one on each of the SSD's...

i put the 500gb Seagate SSD in after buying it off a friend (who said it had been wiped) and slotted this into my system to eventually store games on, with the 250 Samsung drive housing only windows 7, and the 2TB HDD for docs etc.

basically all i want to know is is this a big issue and secondly, how has this problem occurred? and finally,
how do i fix this? i presume i have to remove the SR partition from the 500GB Seagate SSD if i want to boot off the Samsung

i should also say that because this is a new build there is nothing on the PC to lose, and also i don't have the key/ install disk for windows to hand

cheers in advance, and please ELI5!

A:2 system reserved partitions

Hi,
Looks as though the seller only wiped the c drive :/
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Personally I would remove disk 1 and see if windows still boots okay and report back.

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What is it used for?

A:System Reserved Partition????

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman


What is it used for?


system files including boot manager and the files needed to start windows

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Morning everyone, I have a custom PC I built and I was running 8.1 on it. I have to drives a 120gb ssd that had windows on it and I have a 1 TB that had the 350mb system reserved partition and 2 other partitions I had for data and a boatload of free space. I wanted to try and install Linux Ubuntu on the 1tb hard drive. I did a custom install on it because I didn't want it to delete my existing partitions so in the install I made 2 partitions for Ubuntu, after I installed it my 2 data partitions are gone and I don't know what happened with the 350mb system reserved partition. On that disk now is the 2 Linux partitions and a 150mb partition that I can't tell what it is. But now I can't boot into windows, even when I go from bios. My question is in that system reserved partition is that where the bootmgr is? Because I did nothing with the ssd where windows is and I get a no operating system error when I try to boot off it. I just don't know how I can fix that disk if the system reserved partition isn't on it.

A:System reserved partition

1) Physically disconnect the 1tb HDD.
Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

2) Then
Mark the Windows 8 SSD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Help Forums

3) then
do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

4) When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other HDD, as Disk1.

Mark the Windows HHD Drive INACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Right now i have c: partition and system reserved partition which is 100mb and active bootable partition. How can i merge system reserved and "c" partition and make system bootable.

When i am trying to merge those two using acronis disk director ,it says cant merge.

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A:System reserved partition.

Why do you want to do that? If you move the beginning of your Win 7 OS partition, it won't boot.

It's possible to delete the "System" partition then do a "startup repair" on the OS partition if you want to reduce the number of partitions on your disk. However, you need to leave the then unallocated 100 MB as it is.

Edit: Keep in mind that the relative sizes of partitions are not accurately displayed in Disk Management. In you attachment, your System partition and your C drive look the same size. In actuality, the System partition is only one tenth of one percent as large as C.
 

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I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I was wondering if it was fine to delete the system reserved partition because I decided to use windows xp after realizing Windows 7 had too much requirements. I changed my default boot to windows xp in easybcd and deleted the windows 7 boot entry.

Basically, I want to delete the System Reserved Drive and combine my windwos 7 drive with my windows xp since I decided to forgo Windows 7. Can I just use a partition manager to delete the system reserved drive and combine my windwos 7 drive to windows xip to get more space?

A:Okay to delete System Reserved on xp?

Post a screen capture of an expanded Disk Management window please.

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HI everyone, I am seeking a solution for my headache system reserved partition named C:

The story is i bought a used toughbook cf-30 and the guy updated the system to win 7 and now it got a bloody system reserved partition named C:

I run lots of car diagnostic software which run good on winxp, so i need to install win XP, so i downgraded the bios to be able to install win XP. Winxp install all good, no problems

Then i realized there a system reserved partition 1GB and it named C:, and the OS XP driver name E: i dont mind have a reserved partition but the big PROBLEM is it named C: some of my software not allow me to choose where to install, and they all end up install in C: and i run out of space

Could anyone show me how to make my OS driver become C: i believe i have to delete that reserved partition somehow and re-install fresh WINXP.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Window XP has system reserved C:

This is an issue if you have a previous install of Windows and you installed XP, which would default to the next available drive letter D: or whatever.
What you need to do is to unplug all USB HDD's and other internal HDD's, boot off of the XP CD again, and when you get to the Partition information, delete ALL partitions. untill the HDD is only Unallocated Space. Then Create a new partition. Format this partition NTFS and install Windows XP.

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hi, i bought 2tb seagate hdd few days back ... made 3 partitions (c d e) ... & didnt make a "system reserved" partition ... i thought while installing Win 7 Ultimate it would b done/made automatically ... bt it didnt make it ... is it ok or should i make it ???

A:No System Reserved Partition

I woudn't worry about it Blue as i think Windows sorts this out fine here is a shot of how one one my four machine looks - all the same.

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Hi,

From two days, i have tried to install windows 7 again but i did not know that system reserved partition was important so i delete it, then i saw all of my hard disk become an unallocated.
i search online and found that maybe partition table deleted with this problem but the data didn't deleted and it is on the hard disk(up to 190G).
So.....
I don't know what i must do...
,i am stopped from two days.
,i did not find any online solution suitable for me.
,What i hope is to solve this problem with minimum loss ...

If anyone can help >> thanks

A:System Reserved Partition

I think the best thing to do is just to reinstall.

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what is system reserved under the C:disc ( and it says 6% defraged ) ?

A:defragmenter has system reserved?

System boot manager, See this System Reserved 100 Mb

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When I first had my desktop I had win 7 installed on a spinner. I then installed a SSD and installed the OS on that. I used disc cleanup to remove the old OS but I was left with the system reserved partition on the spinner. I tried to remove this partition using partition assistant but no go. So now I have two system reserve partitions and I think this may be messing with my backup software. How can I remove this unwanted partition.
Screenshot included of my disc management

A:two system reserved partitions

You had an OS on Disk 0 your old HDD. Which created the System Reserved file and also includes a Boot file. If you would have removed that drive when installing to the current C: SSD drive you could have easily deleted all the partitions and created a new one on the HDD
But your new Windows install has used the old System Reserved boot file as the boot file for the SSD, if you were to unplug the HDD, the computer will not boot.
Unplug the HDD and boot off of the Windows Disc and choose Repair Your Computer. This will put a boot file on the System Reserve on the SSD. Once the computer boots with out the old HDD attached, you can attach it and delete all of the partitions in Disk Management, creating Unallocated Space. (you cannot have Unallocated Space to the left of any partition) Once the whole drive is Unallocated you can right click the space and choose to make a Simple Volume. Format it NTFS.

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Hello!

I am planning on doing a backup of my system drive (C:\) prior to an upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista (just in case something goes wrong). When I go to do the backup, the utility views 2 other partitions as system drives (h:games and e:Hard Drive). They are not system drives, but do have "System Volume Information" folders. (They were probably copied there in the shifting around process when I migrated files from an old computer to this computer.)

I cannot delete the System Volume Information folders (which I thought might be causing the problems). Since the additional 2 partitions add over 250 gigs to the backup, I don't want to just let them be backed up with the system volume (c:).

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64. I'm going to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 soon. My current capacity of System Reserved partition is 100MB. Will it be enough for Win 8.1 or will I have to delete that partition and merge it with C drive so that Windows 8.1 can create a System Reserved space as it wants?

A:Windows 8.1 System Reserved space

Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

Hope this helps,
John

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I have recently tried to do a backup... the first one after having the computer for 1 and 1/2 years.
Win 7 Pro. and got the 0x81000033 error!

After reading a lot of forums I have tracked it down to the System Reserved area being too full.



Now. My question. how do I make the contents smaller? i.e. get rid of unnecessary stuff? How do I see what is in there... I did assign it a drive number but using Explorer shows nothing... maybe they are hidden? How do I unhide them?

As You can see the name of the System Reserved area is now DATA since I migrated to a Samsung 840 evo using their Magician program.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

A:How to clean up System Reserved area?

Rather than make the contents smaller, I'd try to make System Reserved larger, say 200 or 300 MB total.

Any decent Partition Manager should be able to do that. You may have to rob a bit from some other partition. Try Partition Wizard. I think Aomei has a free partition tool as well.

System Reserved should not have a drive letter.

Not sure why it's named "data" in your case. Are you saying that Samsung Magician forced that name on you?

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Hi all,I recently migrated the Win7 OS from my HDD to SSD using EaseUS Partition Master 10.5. Everything runs smoothly now but I have a 139 GB system reserved partition on the SSD which was 200 MB on my HDD.I'm wondering whether to shrink the partition but I'm not sure whether I'd end up messing up the system.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

A:139 GB system reserved partition after cloning to SSD

Shrinking partition could help you release some unused space from one partition and get some unallocated space. After that, you could make new partitions and/or increase other partition size with the unallocated space.you say you use EaseUS Partition Master ,but i am not familar with  this software, but i know a software which named AOMEI Partition Assistant which can shirnk the partition without damaging the system file.

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Here is a description of what I think the problem is. These occurred over 2 years. Item #11 is my question, the rest is background.
1)Installed Windows 7 upgrade from Windows XP and kept a dual boot system for several months.
2)Changed the BCD to make it just boot to Win7.
3)Later deleted Win7 from my computer.
4)I needed to reinstall Win 7, but it wouldn?t accept the product ID. Microsoft support said it was because XP was no longer present. They helped me solve that problem.
5)I later migrated Win 7 & other programs (all data are on separate HDDS) to a new SSD
6)Moved image of boot drive to a larger SSD, expanded the primary partition on the new drive to make the additional storage available.
7)Removed the old, smaller SSD from the computer, and kept it as a backup.
8)In the process of combining 2 partitions on a 3TB drive I noticed 100MB used for a System Reserved Partition. The SSD boot drive does not have one & neither Win7 or WinXP were on that HDD, so I didn?t think it was used. I booted from a repair disk and used diskpart to delete that partition and another tool to merge it with the primary partition.
9)Now, Win 7 on my new SSD hangs at the splash screen. Trying to repair using my original Windows 7 installation disk doesn?t work (and it wants to resurrect Win XP, which no longer exists except in the depths of the registry).
10)I?m back to running on the smaller SSD (Corsair Force 120 MB) I kept as a backup.
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A:How do I recreate a System Reserved Partition?

Use a win7 install disk and boot to "recovery environment". Mark the SSD partition ACTIVE. Try "startup repair".

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Is it possible to safely rename the 'System Reserved' partition?
The only reason I ask is because I use a triple boot Chameleon setup, and it is annoying that I have to select 'System Reserved' to boot into Windows 7. (Trivial, I know, but irritating!)
Windows won't boot from the 'Windows' partition - just get the usual 'BOOTMGR is missing message'.
Is it possible to remove the 'System Reserved' partition, and boot from the Windows partition?

A:Renaming 'System Reserved' Partition?

Load SYSTEM DISK and Repair.

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To start with, here’s my system:

Hardware (assembled in March, 2012)

MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Socket LGA 1155 MB
Intel i5 2500K CPU
8 G Corsair High Performance Vengance DDR3 Memory
2 SSD OCZ 120 G Vertex Plus SATA SSD
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Video
Lite On 24X SATA DVDRW
System Info

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name AGUANGA
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7673
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.17, 1/13/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Aguanga\Ronald
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.96 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.63 GB
Page File Space 2.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

One of the 120 G SSD SATA drives had Windows 7 installed on it but is now being used for backup. When Windows 7 installed itself, it created a 102 mb “system reserved” partition and a 111.79 GB partition for data.

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A:Can't reclaim 100 mb W7 system reserved area

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Hello all I am a noob at diskpart, rebuilding MBR and such other stuff.

I have read the forums but I find the other guides a bit technical can someone please help me out as I want to delete the system reserved drive being shown in the computer (see screenshot below)



The second screenshot shows the contents of the drive



Can someone please tell me how can I get rid of this safely without formatting my C drive as I want to hook u p a new drive and want to assign the Drive B to it ... please I would like someone to explain it to me in non technical language not do this to MBR or open Diskpart etc etc as the other thread say.

Thank you in advance.

A:System Reserved Drive ... How to get rid of it safely ???

Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.

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First off let me appologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

I just bought a hard drive from a friend of mine and when I got it home and installed I found that I had this partition. My question is ....I am running windows xp..is there any way to get rid of this partition without reformatting the HDD, is it ok to leave alone while running xp, or is there something else I should do....I know that the popular answer is going to be UPGRADE to win 7...I am planning on doing this next spring when I upgrade my comp.

A:question about system reserved partition

How large is the reserved partition, and have you been able to look inside it to see what's on it (assuming it's formatted FAT or NTFS)?

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i installed fedora a while back using this method
How to dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7

then i decided to erase it but i was left with this

so how would i go about fixing this? should i just delete both using the guide on the forums?

*i placed a file to test whether they were independent partitions but what i did to one the other also had the same file.

A:System Reserved Partition Issue

You've found one of the biggest reasons I despise multi-boot systems, especially if you onl have one hard drive to use.

I'm not sure what I'm looking at, though, in terms of what you want to keep. Assuming only C, D, and E are what you want to keep, I'd just get Partition Wizard and delete the unneeded partititons. Then, you can move C to the beginning of the drive.

Back up your data first, so if anything goes wrong, at least you can run a clean install and partition properly.

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Recently, I noticed a clattering noise on my only hard drive, which many of you may know means the disk is at the end of its life. As a result, I backed up my files and purchased another.
In disk management, the system reserved partition is on the dying drive and I want to move it onto the new one. The situation may be more tricky because the C: and D: drives are only logical drives and I have no separate hard drives for each.
Could you guys help me move the system reserved partition to the other drive so I can disconnect the dying one? Thanks.

See attached screenshot.

A:Moving System Reserved Partition

You cannot copy or move 100 MB System Partition as this has the boot information on it. You should have cloned the whole Disk 0 to the new drive using an Acronis Boot CD or Macrium Reflect.
What is the make and manufacturer of the new HDD? Seagate and Western Digital have free downloads of Acronis for their drives.

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Hi,

I've two HDD connected to my system , a 1TB & an 160 GB .!

But now i want to remove the 160 GB HDD . But i noticed a weird problem when i opened disk management . Here is a screenshot :




As you can see my OS ( Win 7 ) is installed on C: drive which is on Disk 1 . While its System reserved partition is on Disk 0 .

Now since I have to remove Disk 0 , The System reserved partition has to be moved to Disk 1 .

I don't wanna reinstall the OS , so how can i shift the System reserved partition (With all its contents ) from Disk 0 to Disk 1 .?? :-?

A:Shifting System reserved partition to other HDD .!

You need to write the System boot files to Win7 partition. Follow these steps:

Mark Win7 partition Active so Repair knows where to write the System boot files: Partition - Mark as Active

Power down, open the case, unplug Disk0, swap its data cable to Disk1 so that it becomes Disk0 and remains set to boot first in BIOS setup.

Now boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or System Repair Disk, run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to write the System boot files to Win7 partition until it starts on its own and holds the System Active boot flags.

You can now power down to plug back in the other HD to Disk1 to access its data or wipe with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector to prepare for repartitioning in Disk Mgmt..

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Hi;
I just installed Diskeeper 2008, and am wondering why it always shows a large System Reserved space on the first row of all of my HDD's. I have no page file, no hibernate file.
The system is RAID0 with two 160GB HDD's. I also have a 3rd HDD not in the RAID system, and it also has that large system area near the top.

Thanks

FW
 

A:Large System Reserved space

You referring to C:\System Volume Information? (whether on C and/or other drive letters). That's space reserved for System Checkpoint/Restores. You can set it to 0 but don't think you probably want to do that.
 

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So I've been struggling a bit with my disk space of late; I've got a 320GB drive in my main Windows machine that's really all I've been using. (System specs list a 400GB drive but it's currently dedicated to other uses.) It finally dawned on me that something was out of whack, because a 320GB drive should be showing up as around 300 in Windows last I checked, but mine's registering as 260 or so.

So, I went hunting for a reason, and discovered that somehow, rather than the usual 100MB System Reserved boot partition, I've got a 55 GIGABYTE one. And it's otherwise normal; about 35MB is used on it.

Searching around, I can't find anyone with anything even remotely like this. I suppose it's possible that I was being stupid when I first installed W7 on this machine and changed the partition size somehow, but I can't find anything else that might do it. I also found that resizing this partition may be problematic.

What I DON'T want to do is get rid of the partition altogether. I just want to take back 54.999 GB worth of wasted hard drive space, but I can't seem to find a straight-up answer of whether resizing it down to 100MB (or even 200MB) is going to completely hose my machine. If it is, I'll bite the bullet, back everything up, and reinstall clean. But I'd rather not, so any info anyone here can provide would be super awesome.

Thanks!

A:Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?!

The System Reserve holds boot files but ALSO has a "Recycle.bin" in some cases.

If you really want to get nosy, you can open Disk Management (Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management) and assign the partition a drive letter. If you don't see anything, turn off hiding of system files in (alt) Tools > Options > View.

If you still can't figure it out, google for a program called WinDirStat and run that. Have it scan the partition and see what it comes up with. Report back.

WARNING: You can tank your bootloader if you mess something up, your Windows disc will be your friend to fix the bootloader if it gets messed up. Make sure to remove the drive letter when you're "done" investigating.

PS: Here's what I see in mine:

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now i cant boot my win 8
i have dual boot with ubuntu
so when i try to boot win 8 i get error massage that there is no such partition (because he try go find sda0 but cant)
i try to insert usb with win 8
but i get that i need to insert repair disk
how i can boot win 8 without reserved partition? (i don't want to spend one of my 4 partition for this)
or if i cant
how i can restore my system reserved partition? (i don't have cd tray)

thank you
arye

A:I deleted the system reserved partition...

The system reserved partition contains your win8 bootmgr. If you delete it, win8 is dead. Given that you have no CD reader, it is probably the least effort if you reinstall win8 form USB.

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I tried to format my computer and by accident I deleted the system reserved partition... now when i turn on my computer it shows me "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart"
Help me Please...

A:Deleted System Reserved Partition...

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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My computer came with a 1TB drive pre-installed with windows 7 home premium and no windows install disk. I immediately created the system restore dvd's so at least I have a default copy of windows.

From past experience I prefer to have a smaller drive with windows (which i loaded from the restore disks) and the 1TB as a second drive to hold all my files. Now I see I have a system reserved drive listed which I didn't have before, presumably a partition on the 1TB. Before I do anything stupid I just have a few questions.

Can the system reserved partition even be accessed for an emergency reinstall if it is on the second drive?

Is it unwise to delete the partition if I don't have the original windows 7 boot cd? I do however have the system restore dvd's which seem to work fine.

Can I reformat the entire 1TB drive, or must I delete the partition first?

If I keep the partition, how can I hide it. Traditional means don't seem to work.


I appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:system reserved partition on second drive

You can certainly reformat the 1 TB and get the system reserved partition off of it. You may have to use diskpart to do get rid of it.

If you have retail install discs, you don't need the system restore partition anyway--but your situation with only restore discs might be a different situation.

I'd guess you don't need the reserved partition since you have the restore discs, but I'd wait for more detailed comment.

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Hi,

I decided to replace one of my 1TB (WD Black Label) drives (2 drives, 2 partitions on each HD, the system drive did not need replacement) since it became really slow and purchased a Seagate 1TB Barracuda drive (all Sata III).

After the swap my computer stopped booting and BIOS didn't even see the original WD drive anymore.

I installed Windows 7 (same installation disk as the original installation) on the new Seagate HD and copied all the information from the slow drive. After that I replaced the logic board on the non-working HD with the one from the slow one (same model) and it started working again.

However, now I can't boot from this HD anymore ("Boot from CD/DVD" prompt).

Windows disk management sees both original partitions (both listed as primary) on that HD, but does not see the system reserved partition.

I would really benefit from having my original Windows installation restored (have a lot of paid software for which I don't have keys anymore).

What has happened to my boot and system reserved partitions and what are my options here?

Thanks in advance.

A:System Reserved Partition Disappeared

It sounds like the System Reserved partition was located on the 1TB WD Black you removed - this placement of the System Reserved partition is a common issue during installation, which is why its always best to only have one single HDD connected during the installation operation.

Re-insert the 1TB WD Black and reboot the computer - if it boots as expected, then please run this so we can examine the partition layouts and determine a course of action:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Cannot see System Reserved during image backup etc

Just earlier I was to make an image backup of my Win7 pc. I am using DiscWizard and just went through the it but was rprised to see that there is no "system reserved" in the Partition Selection box. Previously there was a checkbox and a System Reserved. Please see image attached.



It always had that there as a selection. I remember it vividly because I also asked it here in a pevious thread and made it a point to remember to include it(check the checkbox) because it would cause a non-boot.

I exited DiscWizard and went to My Computer and I am surprised to see that there is also no System Reserved reflected there. Please see image attached.



Previously I installed Paragon Backup and Restore 10 Suite(Twitter edition) and removed Seagate DiscWizard. PBR10 has file/folder backup option that I would like to test. Encountered problems as PBR would not recognize the folder backup did(3 out of 3 errors. It would detect the archive but when I was to verify the integrity I cannot go to "Next"because of it). So uninstalled PBR. Re-installed Seagate DiscWizad.

Now I see that there is no System Reserved.

(1)What is wrong there...? Am I missing something...? What can I do to make it appear again?

I went through making the image backup and validate it. It was okay. I attempted to do a restore via the Linux cd at boot. It went through normally (Partition and Disc to restore > Primary/Ac... Read more

A:Cannot see System Reserved during image backup etc

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu.

Have you tried running Win7 Backup imaging? Type backup in Start Search box, see what it wants to save to another HD.

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A:How to Hide System reserved drive?

Hello remo,

You could use either option in the tutorial below to remove the drive letter for the "System Reserved" partition to no longer have it display in your "This PC" window.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How do I copy something from the the Windows 7 System reserved partition?

A:Windows 7 system reserved partition

Assign a drive letter to it temporarily in Disk Management.

What do you want to copy and why?

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