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Windows 7: Accidently changed active partition in Disk Management

06 Mar 2015   #1
IFTN

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Accidently changed active partition in Disk Management

Hi all. So, I accidentally made C:/ the active partition and my computer wasn't able to boot. I used a Windows 7 disk to access the "repair my computer" option, which made it possible for my computer to boot again. When I went back to disk management after my computer booting successfully, I noticed that C:/ is now the active partition. Do I need to change this back again before restarting my computer or has Windows somehow made it so my computer boots from C:/ and not the System Reserved partition?




Thanks


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06 Mar 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You should be fine with [C] as the active system partition.
The repair "built the boot code" on the [C] drive to fix the boot problem.

I don't use a System Reserved partition, so my boot code has always been on a "OS" partition.

I don't know what use your System Reserved partition is now, and maybe it could be deleted ?
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06 Mar 2015   #3
IFTN

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK thank you! I'm not sure either, but it's only 100mb so might as well leave it there right?!
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06 Mar 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know of any problems it will cause by leaving it there, as long as it's not also set to Active.

Just be aware, a HD can only have 4 Primary partitions, or 3 Primary partitions and unlimited Logical partitions.
If you ever do want more partitions on the HD, DON'T let it convert to Dynamic.
Right now, the System Reserved is one of those Primary partitions...that's just a heads up warning...
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06 Mar 2015   #5
IFTN

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK thanks!
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06 Mar 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post the latest shot of disk management
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06 Mar 2015   #7
IFTN

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean. How would that be different to the screenshot I included in my first post?
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06 Mar 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If that`s the latest shot then, never miiiiind.

All is good.
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