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Windows 7: Disk Management Placement not holding

07 Mar 2014   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SomeUserName View Post
Reinstall done...System reserved is back and the 2 1MB and 1.02MB unallocated partitions are still there as well so there are now 4 partitions on this one drive....WHAT THE F**K
Unallocated space is not a partition.


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07 Mar 2014   #32
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SomeUserName View Post
I skipped the drivers since none were compatible. I did not see any place to create and format partion. On the Drive options screen format was greyed out but I did just finish formatting so that might be why. I clicked next hoping that might bring a partition screen but it began the installation. Hopefully it works but for some reason I have a feeling I am going to end up with another System reserved partition is the screen right before the install started and that is the ONLY drive hooked into the computer. I even pulled the 4in1 USB reader out.
Format was grayed out because you didn`t make the partition yet, you would simply make a partition out of the 465 GB un allocated space that it shows you right there in the picture.

@Blueguy, the OP wants C to show as Disk 0 and he does not want a system reserved partition.
But OP can not have C: as SATA 0 & Disk 0, as the BIOS & Windows are talking to each other in that way.

With or Without System Reserved Partition, reinstalling or repair install.
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07 Mar 2014   #33
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Ah! I'm wondering if he's using one of those crazy vendor 'recovery disk[s]'.
I had to work on a Gateway once that only had one of those, not a proper install disk.
Retail or OEM it too kept shrinking the free space on the drive, so I did the next step below.
I'd suggest he try to get an OEM DVD or download an .iso, burn, use the key from the label,
which should be on the case somewhere.
He should re-virgin his drive, set active in disk management, which means, at least in my past,
using another machine to kill that reserved partition.
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07 Mar 2014   #34
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueGuy View Post
Ah! I'm wondering if he's using one of those crazy vendor 'recovery disk[s]'.
I had to work on a Gateway once that only had one of those, not a proper install disk.
Retail or OEM it too kept shrinking the free space on the drive, so I did the next step below.
I'd suggest he try to get an OEM DVD or download an .iso, burn, use the key from the label,
which should be on the case somewhere.
He should re-virgin his drive, set active in disk management, which means, at least in my past,
using another machine to kill that reserved partition.
Post 16

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
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



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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07 Mar 2014   #35
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

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Post 16
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Ok, I see, you're pointing to the original M$ knowledge base article.
So my solution won't work, as I usually revert to steps for a new build.
Win7 does things its' own way.
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07 Mar 2014   #36
gregrocker

 

Blue Guy, mark all of your Active partitions except C Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums. Only the OS partition or it's intended boot partition should be Active - ever.

There is no good reason to avoid the System Reserved partition I know of. I would not waste the time to even contemplate it, but just accept whatever it gives you. If you don't have the drive pre-partitioned or if you delete partitions during install, it will issue SysReservd.
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08 Mar 2014   #37
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Sorry, I'm not the O.P.

I think this is what the O.P. is trying to achieve;

"If you do not want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition and only the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then select a formatted partition or drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are any partitions on the disk, you won't get the 100 MB System Reserved."
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He wants to get rid of the reserved space and we've already tried to tell him that BIOS and
Windows7 enumerates the drives differently, he'll probably never get C: to be Disk 0, as theog
explained in his dialogue box.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There is no good reason to avoid the System Reserved partition I know of. I would not waste the time to even contemplate it, but just accept whatever it gives you. If you don't have the drive pre-partitioned or if you delete partitions during install, it will issue SysReservd.
I've never encountered this System Reserved, so my installation habits must be different or my habit of formatting new boot drives on the previous machine, prior to installing it on a new build. See my screen cap.
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08 Mar 2014   #38
gregrocker

 

I realize that you are not the OP, but you also have stray partitions marked Active which should not be.

The OP did not say he wanted to get rid of System Reserved, only asked if that might resolve his issue. It will not.
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08 Mar 2014   #39
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I realize that you are not the OP, but you also have stray partitions marked Active which should not be.
Yikes!, it was a hot summer in August, can't believe I missed that!
I must have been sleepy, moving drives from one box to another.
Thanks for catching that, although it hasn't affected operations.


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08 Mar 2014   #40
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Re Read posts #17 and #22

The OP states he was trying to get rid of the system reserved partition.

In #22 he states he wants to have 1 large partition.

I IM him with my cell number, hopefully he can give me a ring.
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