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Windows 7: New Local Disk appeared after OS reinstall

13 Dec 2013   #1
xchan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
New Local Disk appeared after OS reinstall

New Local Disk appeared after OS reinstall-local-disk-f.jpg
As we can see it consumed MB but when I opened the disk, nothing is in there. This appeared after I re installed my OS.

1.) Why is it created?
2.) is it safe to delete?




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13 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No, do not delete it...yet. It looks like it might be the System Reserved partition (100MB).

Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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13 Dec 2013   #3
xchan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

New Local Disk appeared after OS reinstall-disk-management.jpg


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13 Dec 2013   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Golden is right, it is your System Reserve partition. Leave it alone, but you can / should remove the drive letter.
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No, do not delete it...yet. It looks like it might be the System Reserved partition (100MB).
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13 Dec 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Do not delete the partition. It contains the data necessary to boot the system and is of critical importance.
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13 Dec 2013   #6
xchan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It is really uncomfortable to see 3 drives

Can I not merge it with Local Disk C?
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13 Dec 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello xchan,

Not unless you feel like possibly having to reinstall Windows after doing so.

If you like, you could remove only it's drive letter to not see it anymore without harming the partition.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Dec 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to get rid of it, you have to move the bootmgr to C. Then it's no more needed. But you do lose some functions.

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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