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Windows 7: Reassigned Drive letters and System Reserve

08 Jul 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

 

Is there a Windows 7 installation on F that you want to keep?

You still have not said, leaving us to guess...

If it is already just a data partition, then you only need to delete the 200mb SysReserved partition.

Save an image of F: first to C:

Download and burn free Partition Wizard bootable CD, boot it, rightclick 200mb, Delete, OK. Then rightclick F: to Resize, slide left border to the left over the deleted 200mb, OK, apply.

I'd leave your User folders on C if it is faster and you already have a storage purpose for F.

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08 Jul 2010   #12

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If want your drives in the in right order check mobo layout.

On this Mobo

Sata 1 = Disk 0
Sata 2 = Disk 1
Sata 3 = Disk 2
Sata 4 = Disk 3

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08 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

gregrocker,
I answered your email with as much info as I can. If anymore is needed I will sit at the machine and reply immediately. No I don't want the F: drive to have and installation, I just want it to hold backup files.

Hello theog,
I am using a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H mobo. It has a SATA O (zero) plug next to the SATA 1 plug. Then 2 & 3 together. So I am uncertain what I am doing wrong. Should I disregard the SATA 0 connector, it works when only the C: drive was intalled and cabled to it?

Thank you gentlemen for your patience and helpfulness, and I apologize for my inability to so far give you the info you need to diagnose.
glennc
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08 Jul 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

Does F drive contain a Windows 7 installation now?

If you are unsure, please go to Start button>Computer>F drive, make the Explorer window full screen so it shows all of the folders, then post up a screenshot using Snipping Tool.
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08 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello theog,
This is basically what it looks like, see the lower left corner for 5 light blue connectors. You can just make out the designation of SATAO and SATA 1 under the leftmost two connectors

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I am definitely confused and am sorry
glennc


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08 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

gregrocker,
I am deeply sorry to advise you that I don't know for sure. When it was formatted IIRC as a primary not extended partition it acquired a 100 MB System Reserve area which I did not tell it to do. Apologetically, how may I make sure, so I can respond to you correctly?

glennc
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08 Jul 2010   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Not a good a picture.

Find the manual.

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08 Jul 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

It is unlikely DISK0 would have a 200mb System Reserved partition unless it contained an old Windows 7 installation, likely from beta days when SysReserved was still 200mb.

Please post back a screenshot of your F drive contents. Go to Start button>Computer, click on F drive, make the window large enough to show all folders, save a screenshot showing all of the folders and post it up.
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08 Jul 2010   #19

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Find the manual.
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08 Jul 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

theog,
It shows a SATA 0 connector. That is where the 500 GB drive is cabled to. The backup drive 1 TB is above it on SATA 1. Tell me what you need to know and I try to get it for you.


gregrocker,
OK, just looking in Disk Manager the 200 MB system reserve is on the 1TB drive now!
Here is the picture.

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Hope it helps you!!!!!!!!!!
glennc


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