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Windows 7: 100mb unassigned on SSD disk. Why?

10 Aug 2011   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Certainly someone will correct me if I am wrong, but the System Reserved would not be marked unassigned if it was in fact the system reserved. I'm sorry that I don't read the language in your screen shot, but it appears that the C partition is marked active. If C is the active partition, then the boot files reside there and there is no system reserved.
Yeah, that's just 100mb of space.

It would look like this if it was in use,




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10 Aug 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Yes, i was pointing to the same thing.
There might have been a 100mb System reserved partition earlier, but now it has gone, and the primary parititon was left in place.

In that case, there is no reason he can't follow your advice in post #2 if he wants to. But, it does no real harm by being there.
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10 Aug 2011   #13
theog

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Would be best if the OP had the OS on Disk0 & not Disk2.
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10 Aug 2011   #14
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all your answers. So it's safe for me to follow the guide/advice in #2, so I can use the 100MB's?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Would be best if the OP had the OS on Disk0 & not Disk2.
Why would it be best if I had the OS on a normal HDD instead of my SSD disk? I don't get what you are trying to say...
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10 Aug 2011   #15
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evenol View Post
Thanks for all your answers. So it's safe for me to follow the guide/advice in #2, so I can use the 100MB's?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Would be best if the OP had the OS on Disk0 & not Disk2.
Why would it be best if I had the OS on a normal HDD instead of my SSD disk? I don't get what you are trying to say...
Disk0,1 so on means the sata port that the drive is plugged into, it means the port not the disk.
Motherboards use Disk0 as default boot drive, so if you reset your bios now, you will have to set this setting again to start windows.

If you don't want to mess with hardware you don't have to swap the plugs, it was just a suggestion but it doesn't make huge differences.
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10 Aug 2011   #16
Evenol

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evenol View Post
Thanks for all your answers. So it's safe for me to follow the guide/advice in #2, so I can use the 100MB's?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Would be best if the OP had the OS on Disk0 & not Disk2.
Why would it be best if I had the OS on a normal HDD instead of my SSD disk? I don't get what you are trying to say...
Disk0,1 so on means the sata port that the drive is plugged into, it means the port not the disk.
Motherboards use Disk0 as default boot drive, so if you reset your bios now, you will have to set this setting again to start windows.

If you don't want to mess with hardware you don't have to swap the plugs, it was just a suggestion but it doesn't make huge differences.
Ah, ok. My stupidity.

I've resetted BIOS many times because of faulty OC - without the need to fix up in boot sequence. So is there still a need to swap the ports? Is there any performance related etc.? It only takes a few mins, so maybe I should do it...
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10 Aug 2011   #17
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

If you set it as first boot disk in the bios the boot time would be equal with if you have swapped the plugs.
But it is a pretty easy thing to swap them at side of the motherboard, go ahead but wear rubber gloves if you can, at least don't touch the motherboard.
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12 Aug 2011   #18
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evenol View Post
Thanks for all your answers. So it's safe for me to follow the guide/advice in #2, so I can use the 100MB's?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Would be best if the OP had the OS on Disk0 & not Disk2.
Why would it be best if I had the OS on a normal HDD instead of my SSD disk? I don't get what you are trying to say...
As you have three Hd Drives marked ACTIvE. Startup Repair will look for the first ACTIVE partition, which in your setup will be E: drive, & find no OS.
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