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Windows 7: HDD

23 Sep 2009   #1
charmk

windows 7 ultimate x86 32bit sp1
 
 
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Hi! Is it normal that my 2nd HDD is marked as "System; Active" ?




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23 Sep 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Looks OK to me. But You may get another opinion.
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23 Sep 2009   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It is possible if you have multiple HDDs on your system, and you opt to install the OS on another disk other than the first one listed.

Disk0 is connected to the first controller, disk1 to the second, etc.
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23 Sep 2009   #4
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

What that means is that the drive was chosen for the system reserved space however that space is usually a separate 100mb size segment.

Example: My C: has a split with one side system reserved at 100mb and the rest is C: where windows was installed to.

I have never seen the system reserve placed on a separate physical drive other than what windows is placed on but I believe it will be just fine if you leave it until the next time you reload your system.

Just a common practice I use when installing an OS. You unplug all of your HDDs except the one you want windows installed on. This forces everything to go into place exactly how you would want it. After the OS is loaded shut the machine down and plug the other drives back in.
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23 Sep 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi charmk,

The o/s you are currently BOOTed into is on the Boot partition.

The partition thru. which the operating SYSTEM is booted is the System partition ( it contains the boot critical files).

It is normal for that to happen if you point the windows installer at the second HD in the Bios boot order.

If there is an Active partition on the first HD in the Bios boot order - the boot critical files will be installed there , and the rest of the o/s on whichever partition you pointed the installer at.
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