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Windows 7: Where Should the Active go?


26 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Where Should the Active go?

I have several Windows 7 systems (all Pro, 64-bit) and I was doing some checking and I saw something that I am not sure of.

All the systems have 1 hard drive or SSD drive. I go to Control Panel->System and Security->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, then I click on Disk Management. I see that the single drive is divided which one is the main portion of the drive with data and the other is the System Reserve.

What I am seeing is that some of the systems have the "Active" on the main part of the drive and some of the others have "Active" in the System Reserve. Should the "Active" be in the System Reserve or the main part of the drive?

Thanks


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26 Aug 2011   #2
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Hello mate.


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple answer.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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26 Aug 2011   #3

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26 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yes, here are the shots

Capture pic is the one where most of all my systems look alike. you can see in the main section it has "Active"

Capture1 pic shows the active in the System Reserve


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26 Aug 2011   #5

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26 Aug 2011   #6

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To theog, looks like you are helping me in two of my threads. Is your response a question or that is the answer, "Active" should be in System Reserve
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26 Aug 2011   #7
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You are making this very confusing, DO NOT make more than a single thread for a single issue.
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26 Aug 2011   #8

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Quote:
Capture , is a selfmade System Reserved, this why it is F:
Capture 1, is a selfmade System Reserved, but unformated.

Hi Ted
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26 Aug 2011   #9
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Hi Ray!
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26 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Okay, I closed the other thread and I apologize. Let's work on the first issue, the "active" question I have. So basically I have a total of 9 computers. 8 computers show what Capture pic shows. Active is on the main drive, not in the System Reserve.

1 computer has the "Active" in the System Reserve section, not in the main drive which is depicted on pic called Capture 1

Where should the "Active" be located at?
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