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Windows 7: System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

20 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

Current Master Drive (C:) : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB
Current Slave Drive (D:) : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB

My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my
master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my SATA (master) drive.
Recently a USB gave a conflict to my boot priority and wasn't letting me boot with both my hard drives intact. Solved it by loading start up repair via a win7 disk and "repaired" it.
However, now there's the partition of my slave drive, that is marked as system, active now. Before it was just "unallocated space". How can I "shift" that over so that nothing "boot worthy" or "system active" is part of my slave drive?

Thank you for your time. Please take a look below at the screen shot.

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20 Dec 2011   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Disk management (right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management) should allow you to simply delete that partition if you don't need it. Just make sure you don't need it before doing so. I'd unplug the slave from the mobo and boot the computer to make sure everything is fine without it.
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20 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Please post up a Disk management screenshot with the window maximized, showing drive map and all listings.

Use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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20 Dec 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64

Hey, it seems I fixed the problem. I switched the cabling between master and slave disk, and it's now reading the system files off the master. I then formatted the "system" space in my slave drive and it all works fine now. Thanks for your help anyway. If anyone has a similar problem, PM me and I can walk you through it.
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