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Windows 7: System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

12 Mar 2011   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

1) Do you have the SP 1 installed?

2) Did you create the disk before you installed the SP 1 to the system?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #31
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
1) Do you have the SP 1 installed?
No
2) Did you create the disk before you installed the SP 1 to the system?
No
(answered above)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK here we go.


First use Windows 7 disk management to shrink the 1.46GB partition to as small as it will go but not below the suggested 200MB boot partition you're trying to create.

Study this tutorial at the link below before you start so you will know how to proceed if you develop boot issues.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You would have to boot to diskpart to mark the Windows 7 partition as Active as outlined in Option Two #1 and do the 3 separate startup repairs to create the boot files to the Windows 7 partition, but don't do that if it is not necessary as it's a step that's not needed unless you have boot issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #33
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
OK here we go.


First use Windows 7 disk management to shrink the 1.46GB partition to as small as it will go but not below the suggested 200MB boot partition you're trying to create.

Study this tutorial at the link below before you start so you will know how to proceed if you develop boot issues.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You would have to boot to diskpart to mark the Windows 7 partition as Active as outlined in Option Two #1 and do the 3 separate startup repairs to create the boot files to the Windows 7 partition, but don't do that if it is not necessary as it's a step that's not needed unless you have boot issues.
Ok, Thanks!

Edit: Just realised, the partition is already marked active
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Mar 2011   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12 View Post


Ok, Thanks!

Then post back here and we'll pick it up again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #35
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So its ok to resize it even though it's already marked Active?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #36
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12 View Post
So its ok to resize it even though it's already marked Active?

Yes, just do the shrink using disk management and nothing else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #37
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
OK here we go.


First use Windows 7 disk management to shrink the 1.46GB partition to as small as it will go but not below the suggested 200MB boot partition you're trying to create.

Study this tutorial at the link below before you start so you will know how to proceed if you develop boot issues.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You would have to boot to diskpart to mark the Windows 7 partition as Active as outlined in Option Two #1 and do the 3 separate startup repairs to create the boot files to the Windows 7 partition, but don't do that if it is not necessary as it's a step that's not needed unless you have boot issues.
I'm glad hearing you saying that...

i was studying that tutorial "startup repair - run 3 separate times" two days ago...and was wondering myself if it was really necessary to do it.

I've done just by curiosity a 3 startup repair (rebooting each time between repair), two days ago without marking the partition active as tutorial said.

Of course it did not find any troubleshoot during the 3 repairs. Was wondering the impact of such manner.

You made it clear to me, today...!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2011   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I'm glad hearing you saying that...

i was studying that tutorial "startup repair - run 3 separate times" two days ago...and was wondering myself if it was really necessary to do it.

I've done just by curiosity a 3 startup repair (rebooting each time between repair), two days ago without marking the partition active as tutorial said.

Of course it did not find any troubleshoot during the 3 repairs. Was wondering the impact of such manner.

You made it clear to me, today...!

Glad I could help mate and thanks for the input!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #39
maiki

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the tutorial.

I am not sure that I understand the two options.

Is the first option self-sufficient in itself?

Even though one does not put any files into that system-reserved partition? Are all the files necessary for the repair options on the boot drive, and the sr partition is only necessary to access it?

Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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