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Windows 7: System Reserved Partition Issue

14 Dec 2011   #1

System Reserved Partition Issue

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #3


yea both c and d being the ones i want to keep. e is an encrypted partition, but i made it very small so i can delete it anytime. is there a guide to follow for partition wizard, and should i be doing the guide below?
System Reserved Partition - Delete
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14 Dec 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

You're best advised to use the bootable disk version of Partition Wizard.

Here is a tutorial:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

The "System Reserved" partition includes Windows boot files, but you can place the boot files directly on C if you want to delete it for some reason.
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14 Dec 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


When you post a Disk Mgmt screenshot please maximize the window and include the Drive Map and Listings showing all columns. Then tell us what is on each partition and what you want to do.

If you delete System Reserved and it is now System Active flagged, then in order to boot Win7 you need to mark it's partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to write the System boot files to the Active partition.

But first post what we need to advise you correctly.
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