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Windows 7: In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

27 Dec 2014   #11

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I don't see anything unusual there.
Do your other systems have a System Reserved partition ?
Not all PCs have a System Reserved partition, I don't ...

fwiw, I do see hidden (no drive letter) partitions listed in System Protection.

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27 Dec 2014   #12

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for the help David, yes all my other machines have a system reserved partition on disk 0 but no drive letter. I just can't figure out why the system reserved folder is in available drives under system protection. I have never seen it before. Thanks Much
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27 Dec 2014   #13

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I don't have System Reserved, but imho there is something unusual with the 1.57 GB size.

You may need to post a screen print of the folders/files contents of that partition.
Someone that has a System Reserved partition may be able to explain why it works differently on that PC.
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27 Dec 2014   #14

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thx David, I just went and did what sir George posted. Deleted the partition and everything good now. After I deleted the partition it was unallocated space so I had to resize the C: drive. I used EaseUS to resize the drive but then had startup errors. After the second Startup Repair with the Windows 7 Disk, EaseUS finally resized the drive (out of the windows environment while in the startup process) and everything good now. I gained almost 2 GB on the C: drive, no system reserved partition anywhere now and running good.
The only thing I can think as to why the 1.57 GB size could be is maybe because this was the third or fourth time this Windows 7 install has been cloned to a new drive since the first install. I hate reformatting system drives and having to reinstall everything. Think I have gone from an old conventional drive through at least 2 ssd's with this install and it still runs well. I know my registry has to be overloaded. lol Anyway guys thx for the help!!
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