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Windows 7: System Reserved HD?

06 Jun 2010   #51
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

woops sorry i got my wires crossed a bit there just so im clear

Disk 1 was the only hard drive plugged in when you installed?
then you plugged disk 0 in, which was the one that had the original system reserved on it?

If so then delete the one on disk 0 NOT on disk 1


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06 Jun 2010   #52
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Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Disk 1 was the only hard drive plugged in when you installed? Then you plugged disk 0 in, which was the one that had the original system reserved on it?
Yes to both. Now do I right click on it in Disk Management and delete it, or format it?
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06 Jun 2010   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe I am wrong, but as I see it your MBR is on the System reserved partition on disk 0. If you delete it, you can't boot.
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06 Jun 2010   #54
gregrocker

 

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He reinstalled earlier to DISK1 with DISK0 unplugged, then plugged DISK0 back in.

I suggest you power down and unplug DISK0 again to make sure DISK1 will definitely start on its own.

Then you can plug DISK0 back in and delete or format System Reserved partition on DISK0 in Disk Management, if it will allow it. If not, we can give you commands to type to use to force its deletion.
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07 Jun 2010   #55
desktop

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I unplugged my other HD and the computer fired up without any problems. I don't know if the numbers changed because the other HD isn't there anymore, but C drive is now Disk 0 in the screenshot...


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07 Jun 2010   #56
gregrocker

 

OK You can plug the other HD back in now to delete it and repartition as you want, then format.

Make sure you verify that you are deleting the correct HD in Disk Management.

If it won't delete because it thinks the 100mb SysReserved partition is still active, let us know and we will give you DISKPART commands to force delete it and clean the HD at the same time if you want.
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07 Jun 2010   #57
desktop

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
OK You can plug the other HD back in now to delete it and repartition as you want, then format.
Why delete, partition, then format? Why not simply right-click choose format?
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07 Jun 2010   #58
gregrocker

 

Don't you want a partition bigger than 100mb there?

Is there data on the other partition F: on that HD?

If so, your choices are:

1) move any data off, delete both partitions, repartition the HD as you want, then move the data back in, or

2) delete the 100mb Sys Reserved partition, then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize F: to its left into the deleted 100mb space so that you have that partition occupying the entire HD.

Perhaps if you tell us exactly what you want on that HD, we can give you the steps.
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07 Jun 2010   #59
desktop

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I thought when you format it you could choose the size you want. Maybe I was mistaken? I just want a full HD without any reserved crap. I was going to make it a scratch disk for Photoshop and perhaps store extra stuff on it.
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07 Jun 2010   #60
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will need to delete the 100mb partition to create unallocated space.

Then use PW to extend your large partition to the left to incorporate that unallocated space.

PW can't merge two existing partitions.
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