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Windows 7: System Reserved Partition

23 May 2014   #1
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
System Reserved Partition

When my machine was built I opted for an SSD C: drive. The guy put one in but It got to small after several months. I had a new one installed twice as big. The old one was re-assigned and being used a just another drive. I asked them to do a "repair install" as I was having windows update issues.

Now the new SSD has the System Reserved partition NP except the partition now has the drive letter D: assigned to it. I've looked all over for a fix and have found several methods to accomplish this ranging from "just delete the drive letter" to "don't do it" with things in between like delete the drive letter then re-image the drive or remount Etc. How can I delete the drive letter, bottom line, the simpler the better.

Also, now rhe DVD drive only shows up when there is a disk in the drive, all other times the drive is "hidden". This is not a real issue, I can live with it. The other is very important to me.
Any comments or suggestions welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty


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23 May 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dusty,

Before we recommend anything about the "System Reserved" partition, please post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management to make sure we'll be accurate as possible. Most likely, you will just need to remove the drive letter.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It sounds like you have Windows set to not show empty drives. Turning this off should sort the DVD issue.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 May 2014   #3
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

No, I really mean thanks. I'm not a techie but I've been around long enough to screw things up unless you ask 1st.

Screen shot attached. Note, there are more drives on this page, all just storage space,
Tnx


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23 May 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could mark the "System Reserved D:" on Disk 1 as inactive first since it's not your boot drive anymore.
Partition - Mark as Inactive
Afterwards, you'll be fine to just remove the D: drive letter.
Drive Letters - Show or Remove
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23 May 2014   #5
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Ok, I get it...

..That drive (now F used to be my C:, so that system reserve is from the old system. Gotcha, thanks again
Dusty
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23 May 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

If you don't need anything on Disk 1, then you could also delete both partitions (D & F) on Disk 1 until it shows as "unallocated", then format it to have one partition on Disk 1 again.
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23 May 2014   #7
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Just me being an idiot

Ok, I did the "inactive" on both partitions (D & F). Windows explorer shows one drive. The disk management screen (attached) shows a whole different story. After the deactivate of both partitions I did a quick format from within windows explorer. did I do the wrong thing?


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23 May 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You got D "inactive" properly. It didn't matter for F since it wasn't active anyways.

If you wanted Disk 1 to be one partition, then you would right click on both partitions (one at a time) and click on "Delete". This will have Disk 1 show as "Unallocated".

Afterwards, you could then create a new simple volume on Disk 1 to do so.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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23 May 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Could you also post a FULL SHOT of disk management ?

Disk 1 is still not right, it should be just 1 partition.
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23 May 2014   #10
DustyV

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Tnx

Thanks, pretty sure it's right now. I'm an idiot but I got some logic schooling. I saw what I was doing wrong. The screen shot is attached incase I missed something.
Thanks, been most helpful. I appreciate it!
Dusty


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