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Windows 7: 100mb unassigned on SSD disk. Why?

10 Aug 2011   #1
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
100mb unassigned on SSD disk. Why?

Hello dear users,

After I installed Windows 7 64-bit on my computer I got 100mb unassigned data on my SSD disk which I can't use for some reason...

- I think the reason is because lightning struck a few hundred meters away that day, so I lost electricity at home. Therefore, I had to start the installation again.

Is there any chance to get rid of those 100mb, so I can use them?

Check the picture I attached.


Thanks in advance!

BRG,
Evenol




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10 Aug 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Here you can download a free partition wizard which will hopefully allow you to move the data to the beggining of the disk, and expand the partition.
edit: what is the name of that background? it looks awsome
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10 Aug 2011   #3
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Here you can download a free partition wizard which will hopefully allow you to move the data to the beggining of the disk, and expand the partition.
edit: what is the name of that background? it looks awsome
Thanks a lot for your quick reply, speedgamer01!

After a bit research, I read that this 100mb data is for system files etc. for Windows 7. But in this case it wouldn't been named "unassigned"? Just so I don't remove any important files...?

About the background; Here - Just scroll a bit down.
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10 Aug 2011   #4
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

sorry, thanks you for the image
I don't think there anything can be stored
um where did you read that?
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10 Aug 2011   #5
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
ok, but you're link is pointing to a wallpaper page
I don't think there anything can be stored
I'm not sure if I understand you right, but I don't know the name of the wallpaper. If you want the wallpaper, it's on the wallpaper site I just linked. Just scroll down a bit.
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10 Aug 2011   #6
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evenol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
ok, but you're link is pointing to a wallpaper page
I don't think there anything can be stored
I'm not sure if I understand you right, but I don't know the name of the wallpaper. If you want the wallpaper, it's on the wallpaper site I just linked. Just scroll down a bit.
Thanks, i was reading fast and I was looking for the source of the 100mb system file explanation
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10 Aug 2011   #7
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evenol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
ok, but you're link is pointing to a wallpaper page
I don't think there anything can be stored
I'm not sure if I understand you right, but I don't know the name of the wallpaper. If you want the wallpaper, it's on the wallpaper site I just linked. Just scroll down a bit.
Thanks, i was reading fast and I was looking for the source of the 100mb system file explanation
No worries.

I just found out here that the 100MB is actually a reserve for the system files, so I think I'll keep it as it is now.
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10 Aug 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This should help explain some of the usage of the 100MB.

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(Bare Foot Kid)It is where the boot files are created for Windows 7 when it is installed to an unallocated Hard Disk Drive (HDD), one that has never been formatted before; it is not necessary but it does several other very useful functions, one being it adds a link to the "Windows Recovery Console" in the F8 or the "Advanced Boot Options" menu at system startup, like in the snip below.
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The main advantage of the System Reserved partition, it adds a link to WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) to the F8 advanced boot options in Windows 7 that can be accessed during PC startup to repair startup errors if a Windows installer or a system repair disk isn't available for use; it also creates a central location to store the boot files needed to start Windows in a dual/multi boot situation and that makes it very easy to replace/remove a single OS when needed.

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10 Aug 2011   #9
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Certainly someone will correct me if I am wrong, but the System Reserved would not be marked unassigned if it was in fact the system reserved. I'm sorry that I don't read the language in your screen shot, but it appears that the C partition is marked active. If C is the active partition, then the boot files reside there and there is no system reserved.
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10 Aug 2011   #10
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Yes, i was pointing to the same thing.
There might have been a 100mb System reserved partition earlier, but now it has gone, and the primary parititon was left in place.
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