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Windows 7: System Reserved Partition - Delete

26 Dec 2013   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Go ahead and connect E: back, and post a screenshot of your Disk Management to see what the issue may be.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image


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26 Dec 2013   #61
jaybird216

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

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26 Dec 2013   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Mark C: as active, remove disk 0, and try the startup repair again to see if it's able to repair the boot manager after a few runs.

In addition, double check your BIOS settings to make sure that C: is listed first in the boot priority, or second after the CD/DVD drive.
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27 Dec 2013   #63
jaybird216

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

That did it. Rock and rolla. Thanks!
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27 Dec 2013   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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27 Dec 2013   #65
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a question or 2.
1. If one encrypts their C drive and then removes the the System Reserve will they be able to get back to the encrypted C drive?

2. If a computer has a finger print recognition program or a program that works in that fashion will removing the System Reserve have a effect?
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27 Dec 2013   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Jack,

Q1) The system reserved partition is required to encrypt an OS drive with BitLocker. You would need to decrypt the OS drive before removing the system reserved partition.

Q2) I don't have a fingerprint reader to test with, but if it saves on or uses the system reserved partition, then it could be an issue if you didn't remove the fingerprint first.
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27 Dec 2013   #67
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Shawn.
What made me think of such questions was some people are so concerned about removing that little 100mb partition they might not think far enough ahead before they remove it. That 100mb being removed could cause one huge head ache.
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27 Dec 2013   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You got that right.
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20 Mar 2014   #69
RKungs

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi. I have the same problem with unnecessary partition. I tried step by step how its written in first post. But when i do step 6. Enter delete partition override. Its don't let me do that. Then i looked in Disk Management and was wondering if partition (F 100 MB is the same as System Reserved Partition 100 MB. Attached screenshot. And if its different, how can i delete it? Installed fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and this partition is really annoying me hope for someone to respond.
Thank You!


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