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Windows 7: 200MB "system drive"

30 May 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
200MB "system drive"

Good morning,
my business laptop lately shows 200MB "system drive", where only the Boot manager should be located. No idea how I did it exactly, I dont even have admin rights there.
Is it possible to hide this partition as it used to be?

Did some research already, but definitely need your advise which way to go:

A. Cant do it in windows - limited rights

B. via windows installation USB/command prompt:

1. option:
list volume
select volume [..]
remove letter [..]
- this doesnt work, after restart the windows just assigns the letter again

select disk [..]
select partition [..]
set id = 17 (17 for hidden)
- would like to try this, but have no idea, whats my id now..(would like to change it back, if it doesn't work)

mountvol [..]:\ /D
The /D argument stands for dismount.
- wont this option crap up my boot?

Thx a lot!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. It should be seen in disk Management but nothing else. If it's seen in explorer then simply in disk Management remove the drive letter then you won't see it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2017   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


thx for answer, but unfortunately I can’t run disk Management in Windows - business laptop=limited rights.

Is there a way to fix via windows installation USB/command prompt please?
Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 May 2017   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

MiniTool Partition Wizard version 9 will quickly fix that up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If it's a business computer, I suggest contacting the business I.T. department and request their help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Update: (a great guy explained it simply even to a noob like me.)
1. option - works in running Win only
2. option - works also from USB boot
3. option - works in running Win only+admin rights

MiniTool Partition Wizard version 9 - great tool; boot iso can be downloaded free e.g. here:
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD 9.1 (Free) for Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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