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Windows 7: 2 system reserved partitions

26 Nov 2015   #1
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
2 system reserved partitions

Hi all,

So this is my first foray into both the world of PC building and this forum and i need help with this issue after getting confused by other threads in this forum.

I first thought there might be an issue when in my libraries i had a "system reserved" drive assigned to the (D): drive, so i went into disk management to remove the assigned drive and spotted there being 2 system reserved partitions, one on each of the SSD's...

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i put the 500gb Seagate SSD in after buying it off a friend (who said it had been wiped) and slotted this into my system to eventually store games on, with the 250 Samsung drive housing only windows 7, and the 2TB HDD for docs etc.

basically all i want to know is is this a big issue and secondly, how has this problem occurred? and finally,
how do i fix this? i presume i have to remove the SR partition from the 500GB Seagate SSD if i want to boot off the Samsung

i should also say that because this is a new build there is nothing on the PC to lose, and also i don't have the key/ install disk for windows to hand

cheers in advance, and please ELI5!




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26 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks as though the seller only wiped the c drive :/
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Personally I would remove disk 1 and see if windows still boots okay and report back.
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26 Nov 2015   #3
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Looks as though the seller only wiped the c drive :/
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Personally I would remove disk 1 and see if windows still boots okay and report back.
Ok so I removed the new SSD (aka disk 1 / E drive) and it booted from the C drive no problem, disk management now looks like this...

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(which doesn't look out of the ordinary to me, unless I'm mistaken )

so should i plug the SSD back in to disk 1 and run a wipe you linked to on that?


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26 Nov 2015   #4
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

should i run clean or clean all on the problem SSD?
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26 Nov 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows might not let you delete the System Reserved Partition on that drive, it needs to be marked in active 1st.

You don`t have to use Disk Part, just try using Disk Management first so you can see what you`re doing. If you are not familiar with Disk Part you could do serious damage.

You only need to run the clean command.

I would just use Partition Wizard

Install it and do whatever you want to that ssd. Delete the entire ssd down to unallocated space, then create, align and format a Primary partition out of the entire ssd if it`s just going to be used for storage.

Partition Wizard does it all

Best Professional Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro
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26 Nov 2015   #6
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows might not let you delete the System Reserved Partition on that drive, it needs to be marked in active 1st.

You don`t have to use Disk Part, just try using Disk Management first so you can see what you`re doing. If you are not familiar with Disk Part you could do serious damage.

You only need to run the clean command.

I would just use Partition Wizard

Install it and do whatever you want to that ssd. Delete the entire ssd down to unallocated space, then create, align and format a Primary partition out of the entire ssd if it`s just going to be used for storage.

Partition Wizard does it all

Best Professional Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro
ok so i powered down and plugged the SSD back in, in disk management there is no option to mark the extra system reserved partition as inactive. or is that no longer necessary if i'm going to run the partition wizard?
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26 Nov 2015   #7
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

would deleting the volume in disk management do anything?
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26 Nov 2015   #8
Dr Future

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ok so i downloaded the partition wizard, the free one as the one you linked me AddRAM wouldnt let me execute any changes, and the system reserved partition is gone! however now in disk management it has the new ssd listed as healthy (page file, active, primary partition) is that right? what does page file mean?

thanks for your help!
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26 Nov 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Please post a new shot of Disk Management.
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26 Nov 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dr Future View Post
ok so i downloaded the partition wizard, the free one as the one you linked me AddRAM wouldnt let me execute any changes, and the system reserved partition is gone! however now in disk management it has the new ssd listed as healthy (page file, active, primary partition) is that right? what does page file mean?

thanks for your help!
What do you mean it wouldn`t let you execute any changes ? Did you clcik Apply up in the top left corner after choosing the options you wanted to do ?


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