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Windows 7: System reserved is C: and OS is D:?

21 Mar 2015   #1
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
System reserved is C: and OS is D:?

Hi, so I've been having boot issues and I finally think I know what's up.
I'm currently in the cmd right now and I've found that the system reserved partition is my C:, and my OS D: .
Anybody know how I fix this?

Guide me.

*UPDATE*

Now the local disk is on F:
I'm unable to make my OS partition the C:
Everytime I remove the C: letter from the system reserved partition and re-assign the F: local disk back to C: then restart, it doesn't work, I enter the repair disk and everything goes back to before.
The OS is sitll F: drive and the system reserved partition reverts back to C: drive.
I have no idea how to fix this!


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21 Mar 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

A reinstall will be needed. I ended up with the "D" drive as the main OS drive on an install several years ago. I searched and asked about how to correct it and never found a way. When I built a new PC and did a new install it got corrected.
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21 Mar 2015   #3
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can't be serious. So there's absolutely nothing I can do to fix this? I find that hard to believe.
How unfortunate, I forget to mention that the startup issue that I'm having is that whenever I attempt to boot into the OS I get a split-second BSOD that's preventing me from actually entering.
It flashed way too fast for me to see the BSOD so I decided to record it as it was happening with my phone, here was the screen...


*REMINDER*

Now the local disk is on F:
I'm unable to turn the OS partition to C:
Everytime I remove the C: letter from the system reserved partition and re-assign the F: local disk back to C: then restart, it doesn't work, I enter the repair disk and everything goes back to what it was before.
The OS is still F: drive and the system reserved partition reverts back to C: drive.


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21 Mar 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The blue screen halt has nothing to do with the OS being on the D drive. Two separate issues.

But I looked long and hard for a way to get the OS back to C and could never find one.
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21 Mar 2015   #5
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The blue screen halt has nothing to do with the OS being on the D drive. Two separate issues.

But I looked long and hard for a way to get the OS back to C and could never find one.
If that's actually the case, then this sounds almost too ridiculous.
I forgot to mention that everything was fine before I installed a new motherboard, CPU and RAM.
Something I should've mentioned from the beginning.
I had checked twice to make sure everything within my computer was fixated properly into the tower etc.
Everything is fine, everything is where it should be.
But... everything did start going problematic when I installed all that new hardware.
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21 Mar 2015   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I would suspect something to do with the new hardware. the Stop 0xxx7B is a hardware problem.

Are you saying the "D" drive occurred when you installed the new hardware? My "D" drive problem happened as I had a C drive with Vista on it and when I installed Windows 7 on a separate drive, because the Vista drive (C) was connected the install set it up as the "D" drive. If I had disconnected the Vista drive before installing Windows 7 I wouldn't have had a problem. I didn't want to reinstall Win 7 so I just used it as the D drive - didn't hurt anything or make any difference. When I built a new system and did a complete new (clean) install of Windows 7, I made sure only the drive I wanted Win 7 on was connected and I got the C drive back.
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21 Mar 2015   #7
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

All my hard drives are slave drives except the one SSD that has my OS on it.
The system reserved partition is the C: for some reason whilst the OS partition is F: ( Which was once D: ).
Why is it that I'm unable to fix this within cmd??
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21 Mar 2015   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I don't know why it can't be fixed but as I stated I did a lot of searching and asking, including here on the Win 7 forum, and could never come up with a way to change it.
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21 Mar 2015   #9
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I don't know why it can't be fixed but as I stated I did a lot of searching and asking, including here on the Win 7 forum, and could never come up with a way to change it.
Jesus...
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21 Mar 2015   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Changing the drive letter of an installed OS is very difficult and time consuming. Reinstalling the OS is the easy way.
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