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Windows 7: Renaming 'System Reserved' Partition?

19 Mar 2010   #21
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

OK, if I manage to work out which is the Windows drive cable, I'll do that!!! After I get the Windows drive to boot, is there any danger in removing the 'System Reserved' partition?
Chameleon will be OK, as it sits on its own partition and just recognises any bootable drives.


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19 Mar 2010   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you have a triple boot now, remove Sys Reserved and recover MBR into Win7, it will likely cut out the other OS's from the boot menu.

You can Add them back using EasyBCD 2.0, or by running a wIN7 Repair Install

Post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and we can advise you better. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box. Label the partitions.
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19 Mar 2010   #23
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
OK, if I manage to work out which is the Windows drive cable, I'll do that!!! After I get the Windows drive to boot, is there any danger in removing the 'System Reserved' partition?
Chameleon will be OK, as it sits on its own partition and just recognises any bootable drives.
Once you have the Windows drive isolated and booting correctly, you will have all of the same files inside the Windows partition that are part of the "System Reserved" boot partition. You will not need the "System Reserved" partition and can delete it with no danger to Windows. However, I repeat, as I have no knowledge of Chameleon, I do not know what would be required to restore a Windows menu entry there.

BTW, my experience with SATA connectors on motherboards is that, in a row of four connectors on a motherboard, the top connector has been Drive 1, the second has been Drive 0; just opposite of what I expected. Not all motherboards will be the same.

Cheers!
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19 Mar 2010   #24
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
BTW, my experience with SATA connectors on motherboards is that, in a row of four connectors on a motherboard, the top connector has been Drive 1, the second has been Drive 0; just opposite of what I expected. Not all motherboards will be the same.
Cheers!
Now will that be drive 0 as per BIOS or as per Windows? I only ask because the BIOS drive 0 is drive 2 in Windows Disk Management!
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19 Mar 2010   #25
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and we can advise you better. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box. Label the partitions.
I posted a full Disk Man screenshot a few posts back, at least I thought it was full!
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19 Mar 2010   #26
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

OK guys, good news and bad news.
Everything worked OK. I isolated the Windows drive, repaired it and now it boots OK from Chameleon.
However, I deleted the System Reserved partition, and extended another partition on the same drive to include the space from Sys Res. Unfortunately, that has meant that the Volume has moved from 'simple' to 'dynamic' and OS X has a problem with that.
How can I get it back to being a 'simple' volume?
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19 Mar 2010   #27
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
OK guys, good news and bad news.
Everything worked OK. I isolated the Windows drive, repaired it and now it boots OK from Chameleon.
However, I deleted the System Reserved partition, and extended another partition on the same drive to include the space from Sys Res. Unfortunately, that has meant that the Volume has moved from 'simple' to 'dynamic' and OS X has a problem with that.
How can I get it back to being a 'simple' volume?
I have used both GParted and Partition Wizard to modify partitions and never had one become a dynamic partition? Once I had two partitions with unallocated space in between that tried to go dynamic, but I backed out of that. As far as I know, the only option is to backup the data on the partition in question, delete and reformat as simple, and restore the data.

Maybe check out MS and see what they say on converting dynamic to simple?

Cheers!
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19 Mar 2010   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are apps. which can convert simple dynamic drive to basic.

Paragon , of course.

There is a freebie that may well do it:

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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19 Mar 2010   #29
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all your help guys. I backed up, reformatted and now everything is working perfectly!
Cheers.
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19 Mar 2010   #30
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Thanks for all your help guys. I backed up, reformatted and now everything is working perfectly!
Cheers.
That is good news! We are all glad you got it sorted out the way you wanted it!

Happy surfing!
Robert
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