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Windows 7: Partition troubles

16 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 64bit HomePremium
Partition troubles

VOLUME Layout Type File System Status

Simple Basic NTFS Healthy(System, Active, Primary Partition)100MB freeSpace
70%free Fault Tolerance No

C Simple Basic NTFS Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
232.79GB Capacity-186.15GBFree Space- 80% free Fault Tolerance No

I typed it out right click is unresponsive so i cannot select to copy and paste. i have 2 primary partitions and read all this does this look right??? A Smily keeps popping up in this post where colon on C should be

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16 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi Patricia

The partitions look right to me

100mb partition is your System Reserved partition that windows 7 creates during installation
The other partition is your Windows partition for windows, programs and user files .

What is the exact issue ?
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16 Mar 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I agree - I don't see an obvious problem.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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16 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 64bit HomePremium

Thank you both for response, I wanted to make C:drive active and the small drive is active but it has System inside it. Help and support and computer management warn not to make a partition active unless it has what can load the computer and then to they are both primary and I have a dual drive but It has one operating system so I wondered if I should have two active partitions. There are places on line that write that that is strange and could be a hack- I just wondered if it is ok. This site is reliable. If I make my C drive active will my pc quit working? It does not say it has System in it. Is this a safe set up? Thank you again. My security essentials scan recently knocked of a seed abutor Trojan and another Gen brain Trojan weird stuff so I am just seeking assurance it is a safe setup or if not how to change it if it is ok that is good of course! Thanks again,
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16 Mar 2013   #5

windows 7 64bit HomePremium

ok well if no one says any possible problem with this i will mark as solved tomorrow and thanks i hope it is ok
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16 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

You could only have one partition that is active .

If you want to get rid of the hidden partition ( System Reserved Partition )

System Reserved Partition - Delete

If you can't boot into Windows after doing the steps in the above tutorial then the tutorial below will fix that

Startup Repair
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16 Mar 2013   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Don't mess around with changing the active partition. It needs to be the partition used to BOOT Windows, not the C: partition, which actually contains the OS. IF you make the OS partition active, it's likely you won't boot anymore.
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