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Windows 7: Two 100MB system reserved partitions.

20 Feb 2012   #1
Jeffrey P

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Two 100MB system reserved partitions.

Hello,
recently while booting into Windows 7 a screen came up. It read something like, "Cannot boot into Windows possibly because of of recent hardware change." It requested my Windows 7 x64 installation disk which I did. The problem was repaired. However, I now have two 100MB system reserved partitions for bitlocker and booting info. One has been designated a J: drive partition the other is the way it supposed to be without a drive letter.

I'd like to know before I delete and merge one of the partitions if it would be okay to do so. I do have backups but would like to fix the problem (if it is a problem) without having to restore data.

Thank you
Jeff




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20 Feb 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

J appears to be unneeded but before deleting it please post up the maximized DIsk Mgmt drive map which is cut off for some reason.

System partition should also be marked Active so see if Disk Mgmt will allow you to do that now.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
Jeffrey P

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
J appears to be unneeded but before deleting it please post up the maximized DIsk Mgmt drive map which is cut off for some reason.

System partition should also be marked Active so see if Disk Mgmt will allow you to do that now.
J: is not active. Like you said J: I assume can be deleted.

Thanks
Jeff


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20 Feb 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Still no drive map. Do you see the section below the listings in Disk mgmt showing drives in a map format?

This latest set of listings shows SysReserved is System Active so it looks like it is safe to delete J. I just wanted to see how it might have gotten there.
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20 Feb 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes, the inactive one can be deleted.

But why do you have 3 Ready Boost drives - or are they only 'normal' USB sticks.
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20 Feb 2012   #6
Jeffrey P

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yes, the inactive one can be deleted.

But why do you have 3 Ready Boost drives - or are they only 'normal' USB sticks.
A 16 GB Pro Duo, 8 GB compact flash Ultra and a 16 GB SDHC in a Sony 17 in 1 multicard read/writer. I was just playing around with them for kicks and giggles.

Thanks for your help.
Jeff
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