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Windows 7: How to clean up System Reserved area?

20 Mar 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I remember correctly this is the tutorial i use.
I do this type of thing so seldom it hard for me to remember.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Read my post #8 again. I have corrected it.



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20 Mar 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What programs? I'd use Partition Wizard or maybe a similar tool from Aomei or EaseUS--free programs.

PW is the common choice here. Sane interface, quite reliable. Not 100 percent guaranteed, so back up your data before you start. PW has some good tutorials on their website.

It may be that your problem is unrelated to the size of System Restore. I have no idea.
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20 Mar 2015   #13
Win7obfuscation

Win 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks to ignatzatsonic and Layback Bear. I will get to these as soon as I have a way to recover.
Your thoughts as to why I can't seem to make a system repair disc?
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20 Mar 2015   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7obfuscation View Post
Your thoughts as to why I can't seem to make a system repair disc?
Can't help you there. I have a Windows 7 installation disc, which also functions as a repair disc.
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20 Mar 2015   #15
gregrocker

 

The only way System Reserved can be clogged is if it is given a drive letter so programs can write to it. Why is it labeled Data, anyway? Makes me think you had a drive letter on it for some reason.

I think since there is nonsense going on there I would delete it entirely by moving the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums.

Once the System Active flags are on C then you can delete SysReserved in Disk Mgmt.

Problem solved.
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20 Mar 2015   #16
Win7obfuscation

Win 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi greg.

it has never had a drive letter until now. I simply followed another thread and I started computer management and selected disk management and went to properties and assigned it a drive letter so that i could see the contents in explorer.

I migrated to an SSD 840 EVO and used the Samsung migration tool .. it did all of this AUTOMATICALLY when i switched over to the SSD a year ago. I had no knowledge of this until now. I read on other threads of others having similar problems and noted that they suggested that the "DATA" label was created by the migration software. Deduced from the size of 100 MB.

I think that I will have to move the system files in this directory.

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I see that they are system files... BTW how does one copy these and any "hidden" files?

I am presently stuck trying to make a system repair disc.. getting an 080070057 error when I load a DVD to be burned. see another post in this forum. (any help here would be appreciated)


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20 Mar 2015   #17
Win7obfuscation

Win 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
 
 

I have another question.... If i do move the system files to C: and change the system active flags.... whatever they are? to the c: partition then I will be OK... I hope this is not complicated by the fact that I have an SSD... does this make any difference?
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20 Mar 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Please read my post again as that is not at all what I suggested. C must be made bootable in addition to System files moved and set Active - all of which is automated in Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
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20 Mar 2015   #19
AK6DN

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Under control panel SYSTEM => Advanced System Settings => System Protection tab, check if you have protection enabled on your SYSTEM_DRV (you probably do). Highlight it and check the 'configure' button. You probably have a large percentage of disk space enabled to be used (the slider on the bottom half). Reduce that to a smaller size.


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20 Mar 2015   #20
Win7obfuscation

Win 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks... does an SSD complicate things...
I noticed that any HD attached to the computer via USB causes the boot sequence to hang. I suspect that it is looking to the USB drive for the system files.. and returns a "not system disc" error... remove the HD and it boots OK... I then have to reattach it later to use it... I found this out when attaching an outboard HD to copy files to.

I still need to try and make a recovery disk...ho hum..
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