Quote: Originally Posted by jpetrou
Thanks for the replies.
I use acronis 2013, and I have a complete image of my c: drive, but also with it in the image I have selected the system reserved partition as it suggests to include it with the backup.
So then, if i have to use this backup if something goes wrong, wont it just load the current partition and the 60gb system reserved again anyway?
Will an Acronis boot disk work fine, or should i just do a Windows 7 one?
I have never done this thing before but I have recently had alot of dramas with a c: drive change that caused me much stress, so im a bit reluctant to try anything without someones guidance that has successfull reduced the size in disk management...
Any other ideas?
Here is a screenshot to check out.
Just took another look at your larger view of Disk Management. Don't know how it happened but it's showing Disk 0 as Audio E: instead of the much more common and usual C: drive/partition.
If you need to use the Acronis image then yes, it will restore that 60GB system reserved partition. Will the image work? It should. But the only way to know for sure is to try it. Have you ever used this Acronis to do a system restore?
Should you also do a Windows 7 system image and create the Windows 7 system repair disk? It certainly won't do any harm to have another backup available just in case the Acronis doesn't work.
If it was my computer, I would use the tutorial on how to delete the 100 MB System Reserved partition, and then do the necessary repair steps to get Windows 7 to boot again. And then I would reclaim that freed up space for the C: partition. But that's just me.