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Windows 7: System Reserved 100 MB partition

31 Aug 2012   #1
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 
System Reserved 100 MB partition

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


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31 Aug 2012   #2
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

The boot manager lives there, automatic recovery tools live there, bitlocker when active lives there.
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31 Aug 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't mess with it. Just leave it alone. If you corrupt it, you system will not boot any more.
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31 Aug 2012   #4
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Thanks.
We can repair the computer using System Reserved partition, right?
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31 Aug 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
What is System Reserved 100 MB and what we can do with this?
YOU can do Nothing with it. As others have stated just leave it alone.

You don't see it unless you are in Disk Management or some other, 3rd party, disk utility program.
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31 Aug 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The System Recovery Options accessible from F8 Advanced Boot Tools actually live on C drive, however they are written to the F8 menu along with the boot files.

As long as SysReserved partition remains it alone must be marked System Active.
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