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Windows 7: Thought related to dual boot

07 Dec 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Leave System Reserved alone. It needs no attention except to avoid messing with it. I don't now how it ended up in the middle of the drive, but it must have been moved there.

It doesn't have a drive letter so nothing can write to it, which is why you can't see it in Explorer.

As long as the flags are set correctly you should have no problems with the disk configuration. I would ask for help here before making any changes as we can give you the steps to avoid problems.

If it comes to that we can help you remove it and move the System boot files into WIn7 partition, but 100mb is hardly worth recovering unless there is another good reason.


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07 Dec 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The System Reserved partition doesn't show in Computer because it doesn't have a drive letter.

There is nothing wrong with your Windows installation or you would have trouble booting into it.
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07 Dec 2011   #13
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Leave System Reserved alone. It needs no attention except to avoid messing with it. I don't now how it ended up in the middle of the drive, but it must have been moved there.

It doesn't have a drive letter so nothing can write to it, which is why you can't see it in Explorer.

As long as the flags are set correctly you should have no problems with the disk configuration. I would ask for help here before making any changes as we can give you the steps to avoid problems.

If it comes to that we can help you remove it and move the System boot files into WIn7 partition, but 100mb is hardly worth recovering unless there is another good reason.
hmm do the steps require a fresh install?
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07 Dec 2011   #14
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
The System Reserved partition doesn't show in Computer because it doesn't have a drive letter.

There is nothing wrong with your Windows installation or you would have trouble booting into it.
thank you thats a relief
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07 Dec 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As gregrocker points out, best just to leave things as they are.
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07 Dec 2011   #16
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
As gregrocker points out, best just to leave things as they are.
okay thank you
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07 Dec 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If it comes to that we can help you remove it and move the System boot files into WIn7 partition, but 100mb is hardly worth recovering unless there is another good reason.
hmm do the steps require a fresh install?
No, only marking Win7 partition Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

But I wouldn't unless there's a good reason to do so as there might be some boot sector corruption resulting from Dual Boot that blocks repairs from working. It has about a 20% failure rate.
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07 Dec 2011   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.
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07 Dec 2011   #19
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If it comes to that we can help you remove it and move the System boot files into WIn7 partition, but 100mb is hardly worth recovering unless there is another good reason.
hmm do the steps require a fresh install?
No, only marking Win7 partition Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

But I wouldn't unless there's a good reason to do so as there might be some boot sector corruption resulting from Dual Boot that blocks repairs from working. It has about a 20% failure rate.
okaty i will try this
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07 Dec 2011   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

koolkat, it's not worth the effort if things go wrong with your system.

Just take greg's advice and leave well alone. More grief for the sake of 100MB drive space just isn't worth it.
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