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Windows 7: system reserved partition on second drive

14 Jul 2010   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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14 Jul 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I explained in post #10 why you do not want an Active partition on a data drive.

It can confuse the Repair utility to prevent repair when Win7 will not start.

Install free Partition Wizard, rightclick 1tb partition, Modify>Set to Inactive, OK, Apply.


Thanks Greg.
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14 Jul 2010   #23
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I explained in post #10 why you do not want an Active partition on a data drive.

It can confuse the Repair utility to prevent repair when Win7 will not start.

Install free Partition Wizard, rightclick 1tb partition, Modify>Set to Inactive, OK, Apply.
I didn't know that Partition Wizard could do this. Good to know.

OP you have the option of which backup program to use, Macrium I found is SUPER easy and the process of creating an system image and recovery process is really fast.:)
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15 Jul 2010   #24
spitemonkey

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Greg, I misunderstood your previous post about active partitions. I see now that could have caused me problems later on. I used the free partition wizard to fix the issue--nice program. Thanks for saving me from having to move data just to reformat.

I think I have everything straight now.:)


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15 Jul 2010   #25
gregrocker
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No prob, looks good.
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15 Jul 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
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Glad to hear you got it sorted, thanks for the update.
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