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Windows 7: Disk Management Placement not holding

06 Mar 2014   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Create a partition out of the 101 MB, then PW should let you merge them together.


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06 Mar 2014   #12
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

Did that and they merged together. Now I have 2 unallocated partitions. One is 1.00MB and the other is 1.02MB. I tried creating another out of each of those but they both "failed to crate partition".
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06 Mar 2014   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
marked System reserved as inactive
Why did you mark INACTIVE?
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06 Mar 2014   #14
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

I really dont know why Im doing anything anymore. Im too lost on this. I counldt figure out why things were not working. Just noticed the big green APPLY button on partition wizard. Its doing its thing now. Ive been working on this for way too long now
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06 Mar 2014   #15
theog

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Quote:
Just noticed the big green APPLY button on partition wizard.
Why are you using Partition Wizard?

Will not change Disk 1 to Disk 0.
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06 Mar 2014   #16
theog

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I have three of the same motherboards.(not your motherboard)

On Vista.
SATA 0 = Disk 0 OS
SATA 1 = Disk 1 Back up

On Windows 7.
SATA 0 = Disk 1 OS
SATA 1 = Disk 0 Back up

On Windows 8/8.1.
SATA 0 = Disk 0 OS
SATA 1 = Disk 1 Back up

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937251
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06 Mar 2014   #17
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

I was trying to get rid of the System reserved and it because unallocated and I tired to merge unallocated with windows. Partition wizard failed and rescue/repair says "Startup repair cannot repair this computer auotmatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions." So thats it its done. Format c:....again.
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06 Mar 2014   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ray, aren`t you reading the thread ?
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06 Mar 2014   #19
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Ray, aren`t you reading the thread ?
Yes, I have read.
The OP would like DM to show drives as
C: -> Disk 0 = 500GB SATA Windows
D: -> Disk 1 = 1TB SATA Media Drive

but with motherboard the OP has, DM will show only as
C: -> Disk 1 = 500GB SATA Windows
D: -> Disk 0 = 1TB SATA Media Drive

Disk drive numbers may not correspond to the SATA channel numbers when you install Windows on a computer that has multiple SATA or RAID disks
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06 Mar 2014   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you don`t want a system reserved partition, then.....

When you get to step 7, make sure you delete all partitions down to un allocated space. Then create a partition out of the un allocated space. You could divide the hard drive in half, or you could just use the entire drive for windows. That choice is yours.

Clean Install Windows 7

And only have the hard drive you want to install windows on plugged in, disconnect any others.
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