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Windows 7: System Protection Strange


26 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
System Protection Strange

Hello guys

I needed to do a system restore this morning and when I looked and the drive options there all in an odd sort of order.I only have system protection activated on my system drive so i thought that would be at the top of the list like it always has been but its not.I dont know what order there in it makes no sense.Its not causing me any problems but just wondered how other peoples partitions and drives are ordered I always thought it was by letter but not the case here.Does anyone know how to re order them.

Mine are E:80gig
F:18gig
C:system 80gig
D:120gig

Thanks

Danny


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26 Jan 2011   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Do they appear in right order under disk management?
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26 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Do they appear in right order under disk management?
No the lists all mixed up there too wont organise into any real order.But i think its done alphabetically by name of drive in there
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26 Jan 2011   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

It may be a messed up MBR (as it holds the partition table too). See if repairing it does any good.

How to repair MBR on Windows 7 | eHow.com

And to be honest, i'm not good in this field. MAy be other folks could help you. I'll do post if I find any solution though.
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26 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks EzioAuditore

Its not a concern at present this installs been fine for 5 months ive only just noticed it.I just thought they would be ordered either by drive letter or size or something and with the system drive first. Mine have no order at all that I can see. In vista and xp and even previous 7 installs im sure the system drive was first then the others in drive letter order.

Thanks Though

Danny
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26 Jan 2011   #6

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They are in a random order on mine too. I don't think it is a problem.
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26 Jan 2011   #7

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote:
In vista and xp and even previous 7 installs im sure the system drive was first then the others in drive letter order.
They're indeed in ordered list on mine system.
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26 Jan 2011   #8

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
They are in a random order on mine too. I don't think it is a problem.
Yes but could be confusing when accessing partitions via cmd (Diskpart) unless you label them.
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26 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
They are in a random order on mine too. I don't think it is a problem.
Yes but could be confusing when accessing partitions via cmd (Diskpart) unless you label them.

It gets stranger there in order in disk part. All I can think is the first 2 partitions listed are extended logical partitions.This is the first time ive had logical partitions as i ran out of primary.Maybee these get listed first

Danny
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26 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Found this which adds more confusion to the case How the System Restore Utility Uses Drive Letters
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