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Windows 7: How to recover System Reserved Partition

04 Oct 2017   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
How to recover System Reserved Partition

Hello Folks,

Recently i came to know about the sytem reserved partition. I checked my system using
the diskpart command and found that it is not there. I am using Windows 7 ultimate 64-Bit.
Maybe it has been deleted somehow. I then tried searching for deleted partitions using
Easeus Partition Master and got an error that right now i don't have any unallocated space
on my disk.
Is there any other way to recover the reserved partition or do i have to make some
unallocated space (by deleting the last partition) in order to look for the deleted reserved
partition or maybe making a new reserved partition ? Please suggest !!
My diskpart output :


My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

If there was a system reserved partition, and it then got deleted and the space was then reallocated into one big partition for all the space on the drive, it is not likely that you will be able to recover it. If you make yet another partition change, that is, if you delete a partition that currently exists, you will have even less possibility of recovering the former system reserved partition.

If everything is running well for you in Windows 7, then I wouldn't worry about this. The only thing that is in the system reserved partition are the files necessary for doing a factory restore, plus perhaps some software tools.

What I would strongly suggest is that you do a complete backup of your Windows 7 hard drive. Use some good backup software such as Macrium Reflect Free. Make two backups -- a clone backup, and an image backup. By doing this, you will be able to recover from a crashed hard drive or from some other catastrophe.

In fact, if you want to make doubly sure you can recover from a catastrophe, then make two clones and two images, putting one of each on two separate external hard drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #3

Windows 7 64-Bit

No everything is not well with my system and here's what's wrong with it :
1. Particular security rollups fail, one user pointed out that in his case, it was the missing Windows Recovery
Environment (F8 not working during booting) and some corrupt files.
2. F8 does not work during system booting.
This made me look for the cause(s) and i came across this issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Oct 2017   #4

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

It is not necessary to have a System Reserved partition on a Windows 7 system. You can install Windows 7 to a clean, blank hard drive which has no partitions on it; at the beginning of the install process, you create one partition for the entire drive, and then you format the partition. You then proceed with the install of Windows 7. In other words, there is no System Reserved partition.

I have done this many times, and Windows 7 always runs fine after the install.

In your case, it sounds like a clean install of Windows is needed (wiping the drive in the process). But if you could provide more information about what is going on with Windows, I might be able to give you a better solution than that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi techiesan778.

If you use Bitlocker then you NEED the system reserved partition.
As its all of 300mb keep it.

note i know Macrium looks for it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

Please post an image of disk management.
Expand the columns so we can reed them, take a snapshot of the whole screen with snipping tool and post here as an attachment. Don't use external links. Use the paper clip - Browse to the file - upload
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