Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 on 2 system partitions

27 Jan 2013   #11


You said you got the error after two Startup Repairs. But to rewrite the System boot files requires up to 3 full Startup Repairs with reboots no matter what it reports. I just wanted to make sure you'd done this.

If so then your options are to leave F as the boot drive for C, Reinstall with F drive unplugged, or shrink C from the left by 200mb using Partition Wizard Boot CD Resize Partition - Video Help, then create a Primary NTFS partition named System Reserved there and Modify>Set to Active, then run the 3 Startup Repairs.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
How to Set Active or Inactive with Partition Wizard

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit

Any idea why the system favors this disk over the other? I admit F was set first disk to boot while I was installing Windows on C (the other disk). maybe this is why?

I am going to reinstall, but I want to avoid this problem happening again.

edit: read my edited last post to see what I mean about system repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #13


Then unplug all other HD's as should always be done during Win7 install.

Follow these same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect reinstall.

As long as you ran 3 Startup Repairs with reboots no matter what errors you got then you can also try to run from repair Command Line the bootrec commands given in Step 7 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit

I tried bootrec to re-build the BCD using these steps:
  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
I export fine but when typing "cd boot" gives me a cannot find specified path...

It seems like nothing wants to work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #15

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit

Last bump.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #16


Did you try the other bootrec commands:

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr

Sometimes these work when the others don't.

Then if you're about to give up the installation anyway, no need to back up BCD:

bootrec /rebuildbcd

Now try 3 separate Startup Repairs again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 on 2 system partitions

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System Image partitions C: drive after system restore
I've recently purchased a 256GB Crucial MX100 to upgrade and troubleshoot an old 90GB OCZ Vertex SSD. I made a 90GB Partition to create my system image on a 1TB WD Elements HDD. I succeeded in the system image restore, but when I checked "My Computer" to view the drive it only recognized it...
Backup and Restore
two system reserved partitions
When I first had my desktop I had win 7 installed on a spinner. I then installed a SSD and installed the OS on that. I used disc cleanup to remove the old OS but I was left with the system reserved partition on the spinner. I tried to remove this partition using partition assistant but no go. So...
Performance & Maintenance
how two partitions can be system ? surprise help
as shown in the pic ...c drive contains windows 7 cause i have installed in it and at that time H drive was empty and still empty cause i have formatted it during the installation of win 7 in c drive, but when i open disk management then it shows it is the system partition. the main problem is...
Backup and Restore
System deleted two partitions instead of one
Hi everyone, at the beginning, sry for my english. Now the problem. In Windows7's Disk Management I deleted one simple volume (10GB) and system deleted another two (totaly 800GB). Don't know why and how... Can I restore two or three of this volumes? I just downloaded Paragon Partition...
General Discussion
Windows 7 / Creating a system image: formatting all partitions!!
Dear, I have 3 identical PCs with 2 partitions: C and D. I created a system image for one PC, C only. But when I restore that system image into the other 2 PCs (using Wind7 DVD), it formats both C and D and restore. The problem is that I have data on D and I don't want it to be formatted. I...
Backup and Restore
Will Windows recovery using system image delete other partitions?
hi, i would like to ask, i have a HP laptop, which has a HP Recovery Partition created (my main system partition is C:, the recovery partition is D: ). because i'm afraid that if my harddisk fail one day, if even the recovery partition is damaged or corrupted, i won't be able to recover my system....
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App