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Windows 7: create a system reserved partition after install?

09 Apr 2010   #1
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 
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I have a bit of a problem. I recently got a new SSD and configured it to make it my boot drive. I kept my old installation on my hdd and also made a new partition on that device to hold all of the program files, data, etc. Whenever I was finished installing all the programs that I had on my old setup on my new setup and had transfered all necessary documents, I figured it was time to remove the old partition and expand the new data partition to fill the drive. I used gparted to delete the old one and expand the new one.

For some reason, whenever I installed windows 7 on my ssd, it never created a system reserved partition. Everything booted up fine. After deleting my old partition, my system now fails to boot up and gives me the message "BootMGR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". Clearly, my computer is now wanting a system reserved partition.

My question is, how do I create a system reserved partition AFTER Windows 7 has been installed?

I have already tried startup repair and all of the bootrec.exe commands, but none of them seem to work. Could someone help me out here?


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09 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The system reserved partition was not created because setup found an active, formatted partition to install to. That is normal, and is certainly not causing your problems.

First, make sure the SSD is set to be the first to boot in the BIOS. That alone may solve your problem, but if not, run a startup repair. I'm almost positive that will work.
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09 Apr 2010   #3
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

Problem solved. I checked the boot order and my old HDD was set to boot first. I switched it to my new SSD (and just to be safe, temporarily removed all other drives by unplugging the SATA cables). I then had to do startup repair several time2. The problem before was that it wasn't even detecting my windows installation because the SSD wasn't set to boot first. Thanks!
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09 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem, glad we could help you out.
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07 Nov 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm aware this is an old thread but there are now 3 tutorials on this subject at these links.

System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions

System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

System Reserved : Create for Dual Boot


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