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Windows 7: how two partitions can be system ? surprise help


03 May 2013   #1

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how two partitions can be system ? surprise help

as shown in the pic ...c drive contains windows 7 cause i have installed in it and at that time H drive was empty and still empty cause i have formatted it during the installation of win 7 in c drive, but when i open disk management then it shows it is the system partition. the main problem is ,,,when i want to extend the partition c drive adding this empty H drive using third party partition tool then dialog box appears saying''selected partition is boot system partition....'' you can see in the image i have attached.

so my question is how to make this drive not having system ?
or is there any method to extend c drive adding this H drive to make c drive large?

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03 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Utlimate x64
 
 

Looks like one is a EFI partition;
Cant really tell you might have to run diskpart;

Chris
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04 May 2013   #3

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hwlp mw expert friend...please
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04 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The terminology is somewhat confusing.
The H: drive (labeled as system) actually contains the boot files while the C: drive (labeled as boot) contains Windows. Both are needed. You could probably make H: smaller and resize C: to fill the space but you would need third party software to do this. Be sure you have a backup of everything on C: before attempting this.
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04 May 2013   #5

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The partitioning has been played around with, H: was C: at one time & 101mb partition was the ACTIVE System Reserved.
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04 May 2013   #6

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The partitioning has been played around with, H: was C: at one time & 101mb partition was the ACTIVE System Reserved.
You may be some what right . wait i will tell the story. once there was one c drive then i shrink the c drive to H drive , that is a new drive. when i installed the window then i formatted both drive and rejected c drive for the windows 7 . so how H drive became a system? now what is the solution for me. can i merge both there two drive even after the warning? please provide of the solution so that i can merge there two drives.
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06 May 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The partitioning has been played around with, H: was C: at one time & 101mb partition was the ACTIVE System Reserved.
may be i am disturbing you,,,but please respond my reply,,,,what if i merge H drive with the C drive...?

thanks
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06 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Merging those drives is asking for trouble. Read my previous post.
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06 May 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

What are the :

1. Contents of H:?
2. Contents of C:?

Please provide screen capture images from Windows Explorer to show this clearly.

Do NOT attempt to merge partitions yet.

If I am correct, you can copy the bootmanger from H: to C: using EASYBCD as explained in this tutorial:

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

If that works, then you can remove H: if it is no longer needed.

However, you MUST first backup all information on C: before doing this as an insurance policy. A better option would be to image the entire disk using something like Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
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