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Windows 7: Which partitions do I actually need?

23 Jun 2012   #161
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

The system partition only has 38% free


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23 Jun 2012   #162
gregrocker

 

This is only a problem in rare cases with Windows Backup imaging, so wait until you get an error if you are using that. We can then help you resolve it.
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23 Jun 2012   #163
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

This is the problem I get at 2%. Thanks for your help


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23 Jun 2012   #164
gregrocker

 

The issue can be resolved by deleting and recovering the System Reserved partition boot files and space into C, or resizing C from the left by 100mb to extend System Reserved to the right by the same amount.

To delete System Reserved, Mark Win7 Partition Active, boot into Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until C holds the System Active flags. You can then boot free Partition Wizard CD to Delete System Reserved and Resize C into its space: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

To resize SysReserved, boot PW CD, rightclick C to Resize by 100mb from the left, click OK. Then rightclick System Reserved to Resize into the space you created from C, OK, Apply both steps.
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23 Jun 2012   #165
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok, I've extended the system partition and it seems to have worked, thanks. Just noticed something else, one of my external disks there are two 0MB unallocated partitions. How come? I can't get rid of them from what I've tried.


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23 Jun 2012   #166
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I answered your earlier problem in post 158 were I provided the various options to overcome your error.
For the sake of others who don't want to extend their system reserved I give the simple procedure to clear USN journal files from the system reserved partition. This is often all you need to do.


your 0MB issue could be a rounding issue. ie. it isn't actually 0. You could try the bootable (free) Partition Wizard to resize your main partition to pick up some of this tiny unallocated space or just ignore it.
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24 Jun 2012   #167
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I tried to install Ubuntu, but then deleted the partition it was on. Now I can't boot windows. I tried checking for boot errors from the w7 boot disk, but to no avail. Any way to sort it out?


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24 Jun 2012   #168
gregrocker

 

Mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved (preferred) Partition Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If this fails wipe the HD of GRUB code which can corrupt Win7 beyond repair: Diskpart Clean Command

Then reimage from saved Win7 backup image you should have made of your latest install, or Clean Reinstall.
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24 Jun 2012   #169
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks I'll try it tomorrow. I don't like grub boot loader now. I think windows boot loader is somehow, nicer. Anyway thanks.
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25 Jun 2012   #170
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

The start up repair thing hasn't worked. I've got some files on the desktop which I've gotten since the backup. I can't remember the names of then so I won't be able to get them back, is there anyway I can access those files? They were on an external disk a couple of days ago, so I may be able to retrieve them from that.
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