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Windows 7: can I increase the "System Reserve Partition" of 100 MB

27 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, you'll still have a 'System Reserved' partition after removing the drive letter. As gregrocker was saying, it wasn't supposed to have a drive letter to begin with...

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27 Mar 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP


Acronis won't be affected by some BitDefender bloatware which you were using. Can you explain what this was?

Most imaging suites require some free space on SysReserved partition to expand a paging file. This is the reason why no other programs should be allowed to write to it. Perhaps BitDefender had a backup using those bd files?

Did you uninstall BitDefender to replace with MSE, and did those files go with it? If not I would delete them.
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27 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Acronis won't be affected by some BitDefender bloatware which you were using. Can you explain what this was?...
From Bitdefender: Bitdefender Rescue Mode

Obvious user issues: Forum Search Engine

This is/was new in BD2012...hadn't even looked into it...but it appears - according to BD support - to be for scanning and removing of Malware issues without starting the Windows OS...they claim it is much more effective/foolproof than running a removal tool from within Windows ??

Thanks for all the help & imput...
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27 Mar 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP


Do you want to keep Bitdefender, because if so we could help you expand System Reserved? Personally I would uninstall it and use MSE with Malwarebytes on-demand scanner.

To remove infection most effectively use Malwarebytes, if necessary from Safe Mode.

If Win7 won't start follow these steps to disinfect and repair: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums
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