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Windows 7: Where Should the Active go?

26 Aug 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No problems mate; as the saying goes, if it ain't broke don't fix it.


As to why ... that is strange, did you use a created image to install to all the machines?


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26 Aug 2011   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

This one?
100MB

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Out of curiousity, why did you want to remove the 100mb System Reserved boot partition?

Were you even aware that it puts the Repair console normally only available on the DVD or REpair CD on the F8 Advanced boot tools menu?

Next time ask for the steps to do such things here as we've helped hundreds of users with complicated repartitioning and boot recovery operations here without failure.
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26 Aug 2011   #23
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, all computers were from Microsoft bought licenses. Not OEM ones, the actual two disk packaging.

Man, I really need coffee to wake the you know what up. I forgot to ask, how do you format a drive with no drive letter?
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26 Aug 2011   #24
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The system reserved partition has nothing to do with the repair console. I have 8 machines running win7 without sysres and they all have the F8-Repair your computer option.

The F8- Repair your computer option needs two things to function- the RE files and bcd entries that link to those files. The RE files are automatically installed during win7 installation, the bcd entries for the F8 option (if not already present) can be created. I know of at least 3 methods to do it.
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26 Aug 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

Yes have a look at this tutorial linked below.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


First you have to create a Primary partition named "System Reserved" with no drive letter, then run the 3 separate startup repairs to (re)create the Windows System boot files the new SysResv partition.

The "create" link will show you how to create / format a partition.
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26 Aug 2011   #26
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, I did find how to remove the drive letter.

Again, thanks for the help!!!
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26 Aug 2011   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Our pleasure mate, be sure to post back here with updates.
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26 Aug 2011   #28
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, i changed all the systems and they all match. The "Active" is in the System Reserve section and that one computer with the unformatted system reserve section is done and good to go.

Again, thanks for your help, this is why I come here. You guys know what they hell is going on.
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26 Aug 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well done mate, see you around!
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