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Windows 7: Help Windows 7 SSD 101mb unallocated ?

25 Sep 2010   #1
shadowman007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Help Windows 7 SSD 101mb unallocated ?

Ok I did a reinstallation of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit but when I was asked where I would like to
Install the Operating system I found there was a 101mb unallocated System Reserved this was not there
When I first time installed Windows 7 only my SSD and HDD were there I tried deleting it but there was no option
So I ignored it but know in Disk Management it shows the 101mb unallocated and has the option to only format it Can’t delete it still this 101mb unallocated is part of the SSD which has the Windows 7 operating system installed on it if I do format the
101mb unallocated what is the format ? Do I rename it as “System Reserve” or is there a way of deleting it but I do not want to delete it if its important even though if I do format it will erase anything that’s on it but I do not think there is.


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25 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello shadowman007, welcome to Seven forums!







Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


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25 Sep 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

That is used for boot instructions. Leave it alone. It is required.
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25 Sep 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowman007 View Post
Ok I did a reinstallation of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit but when I was asked where I would like to
Install the Operating system I found there was a 101mb unallocated System Reserved this was not there
When I first time installed Windows 7 only my SSD and HDD were there I tried deleting it but there was no option
So I ignored it but know in Disk Management it shows the 101mb unallocated and has the option to only format it Can’t delete it still this 101mb unallocated is part of the SSD which has the Windows 7 operating system installed if I do format it what is the format ? Do I rename it as “System Reserve” or is there a way of deleting it but I do not want to delete it if its important even though if I do format it will erase anything that’s on it but I do not think there is.


It is such a small partition I personally wouldnt mess with it. When installing it is created for both file expansion and to park boot files.

Other than for organization is there a reason you want to remove it?



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25 Sep 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

What you describe is confusing and could be set up incorrectly. Please post back the requested screenshot of Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu - attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box.

To access Disk Management, type it in Start Search box, click on result, make full screen.

Type Snipping in start search box, use it to draw a rectangle around the full drive map and listings.

Attach to post using paper clip.
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25 Sep 2010   #6
shadowman007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry am away from my PC am using my Laptop at the moment but will attach a picture later

But what am trying to say is in Disk Management where it says Disk 0 This is where my SSD is but also in the same Row but different box I got the
101mb unallocated This is part of the SSD that has been partitioned
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25 Sep 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below for some info but if there's not a specific reason to remove the "System Reserved" partition it's best left intact, I do not suggest removing it.


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If you have further questions feel free to ask them when you have the time at this same thread.
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25 Sep 2010   #8
shadowman007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at this tutorial at the link below for some info but if there's not a specific reason to remove the "System Reserved" partition it's best left intact, I do not suggest removing it.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




If you have further questions feel free to ask them when you have the time at this same thread.
Thank you Bare Foot Kid I mean I could reinstall Windows again 3rd time what do you say ? I have seen the Tutorials » SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
I mean I wount be losing any important stuff since I just installed windows yesterday I also have a 2TB HDD but this am sure I do not need to touch since this is for extra storage for Music, Movies Etc
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25 Sep 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

There is no reason to reinstall WIn7 if you have good performance.

Just let us look at the Disk Mgmt screenshot and we can tell you if adjustments are needed.
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25 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

In that case you would be justified in doing the "clean all" and creating a partition using the tutorial, before reinstalling to the SSD leave only the SSD connected for the install, disconnect the 2TB before you start.


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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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