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Windows 7: Protection Settings shows 2 System Partitions? (One missing...) ?

27 Feb 2011   #1
NessPJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Protection Settings shows 2 System Partitions? (One missing...) ?

Hi all,

I kind of stumbled across my System restore settings while nosing around and all of a sudden i noticed my "Protection Settings" field is showing 2 Windows 7 partitions.



One of them says its missing, which might be explained by the fact that i did a image recovery (Acronis) of an excisting (and nicely working) Windows 7 install a little while back.

I was just wondering if anyone here might know of a way to remove the "missing" value?

For the record...my windows installation is fresh and runs without a single hitch (im lovin it... ).

Also, my Disk management nicely shows only one active System partition: Click

Thanks in advance for any help. :)


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27 Feb 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What happens if you select the missing one and click the Configure button?
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28 Feb 2011   #3
NessPJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I get the configuration window, but even though the System recovery option is "on", the space usage slider is set to 0 bytes.

No matter how far i put the slider up, it keeps saying "xx % of 0 bytes".
Implying that there is no data there at all.

I'm guessing (hoping) the value can be edited through the system registry?
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01 Mar 2011   #4
NessPJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here's another screenshot of the system security options:



No matter where i put the slider, it keeps saying xx% of 0 bytes implying there is no data concerned.

I really hope there's someone out here who can tell me how to remove the Windows 7 partition value as shown in my first screenshot on the right.
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05 Mar 2011   #5
NessPJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can anyone help me with this please? :)
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05 Mar 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello NessPJ, welcome to Seven Forums!


See if this helps.
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05 Mar 2011   #7
NessPJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey there,

Thanks for replying. :)

I thought about doing that a few days earlier but had not given it a try.
I just did and the (Missing) 'partition' simply vanished now. :)
Looks like Microsoft finally understood they needed more suffisticated programming to cut it these days.
Thanks again for the help.
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05 Mar 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It's my pleasure, good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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