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Q: "system reserved" on external harddisk drive

Hello,
 
I am trying to copy data from my previous laptop (windows does not work on that one) to a new computer.
I have removed the 2.5" harddisk, put it into an external sata enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop.
First it says  i need to format it to read it!
Then I see two drives, E: and G:, with G being as "system reserved" (71MB free of 99MB), and E is just 0 bytes.
My harrdisk is 500GB.
How can I read my files on it?
Can you please help me?
 
Thanks
 

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A: "system reserved" on external harddisk drive

With the drive attached to your computer, open Disk Management. How does it list the partition with zero bytes? Does it list the partition as RAW?

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Hi

I've taken a 1TB SATA HDD from a second computer which had Windows 7 OS on it. I have housed it in an external caddy to use as a backup drive for my primary computer. It comes up as two paritions G and H. I've formatted G to give me a 931Gb drive and I have a H drive with 99.9MB which is the System Reserved from the previous Windows 7 install.

Can I format the System Reserved partition on the external drive and combine the two partitions to create one external backup HDD?? If I need software tools to do this are there any freeware tools that would do this?

Thanks
Mike

A:Remove System Reserved partition from external drive

Delete both partitions & reformat.

Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New

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[not sure if this is teh right section of forum for this post, hope so]
hi, my friend with windows 8.1 64bit has done a system restore with 2 external usb2 harddisks attached. all programs have been deleted and one of the external hdd's has 'crashed' - the other is fine. the crashed one has its driveletter turned into a small partition names 'restore' and the most part of the hdd as a no-driveletter raw partition. the second ext hdd was okay and retained readable data and driveletter.

I have already tried restoring the crashed hdd with third party recovery software, but only a collection of flac audio's are readble after restoring tot the (spacey) internal c harddrive. the majority of mkv's avi's and dvd videos on the hdd are unreadble.

My question is, as the original driveletter of the crashed external usb hdd is now one named 'recovery' , can this hdd (where i manually assigned a new driveletter to the data part of this crashed hdd, which is not readble, save by recovery sw)
be more effectively restored somehow by windows recovery system itself?
If so, how do i go about that task?
(Windows 8.1 itself from inetrnal c drive runs okay, although i had to reinstall all the user installed software)
I am an advanced windows 7 user but have not had much expierience with win8(.1) recovery useage.

help would be nice.

regards, RR

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I want to merge the 2 partition(F and G drive)
And How can i recover the Lenovo Softwares if the OEM Reserved is on the External Hard Drive.

My External Hard Drive is the Hard Drive of my laptop before.

A:How to merge partition and use the OEM reserved on External Hard Drive

First you want to back up all of your data. Never play with partitions without doing this first.

The OEM partition could be imaged (using disk imaging software) to back it up and save it, but I wonder if it would work from an external drive? It would have been better to use the utility to burn recovery CDs of that partition while it was still in the laptop.

Then, to make this easy, you want to get a copy of Partition Wizard for bootable CD. (This is because Windows Disk management will only work to the right, it won't expand partitions to the left).

Using Partition Wizard you will delete Test F: and then expand H: to the left into that now unallocated space.
Since it is only 199MB you could just stop there. But if you wanted to add that to G: you could.

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Current Master Drive (C : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB
Current Slave Drive (D : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB

My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my
master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my SATA (master) drive.
Recently a USB gave a conflict to my boot priority and wasn't letting me boot with both my hard drives intact. Solved it by loading start up repair via a win7 disk and "repaired" it.
However, now there's the partition of my slave drive, that is marked as system, active now. Before it was just "unallocated space". How can I "shift" that over so that nothing "boot worthy" or "system active" is part of my slave drive?

Thank you for your time. Please take a look below at the screen shot.

A:System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

Disk management (right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management) should allow you to simply delete that partition if you don't need it. Just make sure you don't need it before doing so. I'd unplug the slave from the mobo and boot the computer to make sure everything is fine without it.

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My attempted upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 stopped with the message that my System Reserved Partition was too small. Sure enough, my research indicated that Windows 10 requires a larger petition. I used MiniTool to extend the partition and discovered that my System Reserved Partition, which Windows has assigned drive letter E:, was on a different drive than I thought. Attached is a snip capture of my disk management screen.

Disk 2 has the OEM Windows installation, which is now in drive G:. I added a 500GB SSD as Disk 0 and cloned the original disk. I added Disk 1 and Disk 3 for additional storage. In the transition, somehow the Drive E: System Reserved Partition ended up on Disk 1. I used MiniTool to extend the Data partition on Disk 0 (from 100 MB to 408 MB) as well as the System Reserved Partition Drive E on Disk 1 (from 100 MB to 533 MB). There seem to be a few glitches from the resizing that I need to clean up. The worst seems to be related to an error messsage that C:\Windows\Prefetch is corrupt and unreadable. This is related to Adobe Creative Cloud and I haven't tried to fix it yet. I think that there are pointers to the G: drive rather than the C: drive.

After seeing that my disk management is a bit messed up, I decided to post here rather than proceed with the Windows 10 upgrade. I want to have the System Reserved Partition Drive E on Disk 0. (Do I need a Drive E:?) I think the Gateway C: drive on Disk 0 needs to made Active. And I think I need to tell ... Read more

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I know it's a fairly common rookie mistake, but I'm a plumber by trade and I don't get much experience building PCs...so I apologize for my carelessness, but still hope someone is willing to bail me out with this.

I muffed my image restore attempt after a nearly complete hardware upgrade, and decided to go ahead and reinstall windows and restore files to a clean install, but I left both new SSD disks in when I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Now I've got my System reserve on one disk, and my Windows C-drive on another....and I spent many, many hours reloading programs and data to complete the restore before I realized what I had done

My desktop boots fine after stopping and forcing me to choose which "Windows 7" install I want to use during boot up , but I'm hoping one of you all can tell me how to recombine windows on C-drive so it will boot without stalling on "two" Windows installs and make backing up understandable for a simple man like me.

This is a screen shot of what I've got now:

A:System reserved on D-drive, Windows on C-drive booboo...

You don't need system reserved per se, but you do need the files within it.

Notice that system reserved in your pic is marked "system". That indicates that your boot files are in that partition.

You can copy those files to C using this tutorial and application:

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

After you do that, system reserved would be unneeded (unless you use "BitLocker", unlikely). So you could delete it.

You would need to mark the C partition as "active" after you move the files.

Here's a pic of my Disk Management. Notice I have no system reserved. Notice that C is marked as "system".

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So I have this other System Reserved Partition that isn't for my main drive (C). It is under a drive I use for backing up (F). Now it wouldn't really be a big issue as it isn't much space but it also has it's own drive letter (D) which I find unorganized. I guess I could just remove it which should remove the drive? But I'm not sure if it's safe to do so since I'm not really sure the importance of this even if it's not under my main drive.

Could someone let me know if I can just remove this without issues arriving later?

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/sdJMl6T.png

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Here is the TSG SysInfo requested.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 457879 MB, Free - 388954 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 71709 MB; G: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 225213 MB; H: Total - 99 MB, Free - 71 MB; I: Total - 936358 MB, Free - 936240 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security, Disabled

A little back story info.
My last computer was killed by a power surge. My roommate removed the "(C)" hard drive from this computer so it could be used in my new computer as an additional storage source. He tried to install it in the tower of my new computer but there was not enough room. We decided the best thing to do was to buy a shell and connect the drive as an external hard drive. I did not want to throw the drive away because it held 1TB of space that could be used.

I installed the hard drive via a USB port. The computer recognized new hardware had been plugged in and installed the drivers automatically. The computer assigned this new hard drive "(I)". I removed all of the files that I wanted from the hard drive which left nothing but the system operating files (Windows files, program files, program files (x86), etc.). I then wiped the hard... Read more

A:Solved: System Reserved Drive

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have a local c:/ drive and system reserved E:/  why is there 2 and how can i use the sytem reserved E:/ what is E;/ for?

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After a clean install of windows 7, I find one of my hard drives has a partition called system reserved (100 mb.), and it has the Dive letter of the original drive, and it seems the original drive is now called ,New Volume. This is a 250 gig. drive, so how do I access it. Do I just assign the "New Volume" drive another Drive Letter ?... do I do anything with the system reserved partition ?

A:hard drive is now system reserved.

If you would, please post an expanded screenshot of Didk Management so we can see what is happening.

prefered method of posting screenshots
How to use snipping tool

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First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Win7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks

A:Question about System Reserved Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993


First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Win7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks


It is a small partition used by the system for the boot loader and other files. You need it dont delete.

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When I installed Windows 8, it recognized a hard drive as Disk 0 and my SSD as Disk 1. I didn't know that it was important to put the system files on Disk 0, with the System Reserved partition, and installed Windows on the SSD. After installation, I saw that the hard drive had a System Reserved partition and a larger partition, which I combined. So it now has one partition marked System Reserved. I installed my programs on the SSD and only data files on the System Reserved hard drive, and everything is working. However, when I swapped in another hard drive in place of the hard drive with the System Reserved partition, the computer wouldn't boot. Thus I'm going to have to do something about it.

In the Disk Management screen under Computer Management, the drives show up as follows:

HDD: Disk 0: System Reserved (D:) Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)

SSD: Disk 1: (C:) Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

How can I get rid of the System Reserved designation on the Disk 0 hard drive and place it on the Disk 1 SSD without having to reinstall Windows and my programs on the SSD? I don't mind having to recopy data files to the hard drive if gets wiped clean.

A:System Reserved on Wrong Drive

I don't think it is something you can do without starting from the scratch.

Perhaps if you unplug your HDD, boot from Windows disc or USB and hit repair, it will fix it. If all's fine, plug in the HDD and remove the 100MB partition and combine it with the next partition. ( but I don't think you can do it from Disk Management without losing your data. You will have to find a 3rd party tool like Acronis Disk Director.)

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A complete novice of OS but have questions about system reserved.
My apology if questions are not stated clearly -
 
It seems that most laptops these days come with at least two partitions in the HD.
Partition One is called Win7 OS (or Win8, I assume) and the other "system reserved".
I've heard that "system reserved" is an IMPORTANT partition and CAN HELP restore the system after it crashes (is this correct?).
 
I recently backed up my whole HD - not sure if the backup software really backed up EVERYTHING (i.e. both partitions or just main WIn7 OS partition) or only the files in partition one ??
 
Today I obtained a new HD from a thrown-away laptop and I reformated it.
Question 1 -
after/if I copy everything in system reserved to the reformated HD, can it run by itself like a computer?
Question 2 -
if no, what then will be the minimum that I must copy to the reformated HD to make it an operatable HD?
The reason I am asking my Q2 is that the reformated HD is smaller in capacity. Thus I cannot make a system imagery from my current laptop to the new HD, as I have lots of NON-essential programs installed. I would like to just put in the essential minimum in the reformated HD so that I could use the remaining space for other purposes. Google has failed to help me find what I need for this question (perhaps because I did not know what key words to use).
 
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you very much.
 
 
 

A:about "system reserved" in my "E" drive/partition

Hi,
So let me tackle what you're asking in order
 

 
Question 1 -
after/if I copy everything in system reserved to the reformated HD, can it run by itself like a computer?

Answer:
Yes, and No.... I know that does not help much.  Meaning assuming the old HD and the new HD are the same type.  Right now there are two types of Hard Drives out there.  HDD (Hard Disk Drives, and SSD (Solid-state drives).  Knowing which one you have right now can be a huge factor in knowing what you can do when something goes down.  Also, using the recovery to make a backup is not a good idea, unless you have a good knowledge level of windows header and recovery functions.
Go to this site HDDGURU.com and NewEGG.com for more info on Hard Drives and what you should know.
 

 
Question 2 -
if no, what then will be the minimum that I must copy to the reformated HD to make it an operatable HD?

Answer:  In short, nothing at all.  Again I'll explain.  As long as your HD runs and is not physically broken, then almost any computer will recognize and run it.  (think of a thumb drive /USB stick).  Windows runs it even if its blank.  What you are trying to do is Clone your Drives to another HD and use that encase your current HD breaks?  Correct?
While that sounds good, now days you do not need to do that.  That is what the Recovery Drive is for.  Meaning if the Recovery Dive is a separate drive in your computer then wh... Read more

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My computer came with a 1TB drive pre-installed with windows 7 home premium and no windows install disk. I immediately created the system restore dvd's so at least I have a default copy of windows.

From past experience I prefer to have a smaller drive with windows (which i loaded from the restore disks) and the 1TB as a second drive to hold all my files. Now I see I have a system reserved drive listed which I didn't have before, presumably a partition on the 1TB. Before I do anything stupid I just have a few questions.

Can the system reserved partition even be accessed for an emergency reinstall if it is on the second drive?

Is it unwise to delete the partition if I don't have the original windows 7 boot cd? I do however have the system restore dvd's which seem to work fine.

Can I reformat the entire 1TB drive, or must I delete the partition first?

If I keep the partition, how can I hide it. Traditional means don't seem to work.


I appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:system reserved partition on second drive

You can certainly reformat the 1 TB and get the system reserved partition off of it. You may have to use diskpart to do get rid of it.

If you have retail install discs, you don't need the system restore partition anyway--but your situation with only restore discs might be a different situation.

I'd guess you don't need the reserved partition since you have the restore discs, but I'd wait for more detailed comment.

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Hello all I am a noob at diskpart, rebuilding MBR and such other stuff.

I have read the forums but I find the other guides a bit technical can someone please help me out as I want to delete the system reserved drive being shown in the computer (see screenshot below)



The second screenshot shows the contents of the drive



Can someone please tell me how can I get rid of this safely without formatting my C drive as I want to hook u p a new drive and want to assign the Drive B to it ... please I would like someone to explain it to me in non technical language not do this to MBR or open Diskpart etc etc as the other thread say.

Thank you in advance.

A:System Reserved Drive ... How to get rid of it safely ???

Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.

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Hi all, just wondered if anyone could help me with this?

I have a 300mb System Reserved partition. Today when I went into disk management I noticed the partition has disappeared. When I click on it and click properties it says it's an unlabelled volume. It was showing up fine a few days ago.
Now the disk shows up ok in other programs like easeus partition master and paragon hard disk manager just not windows disk management. Tried to do a chkdsk on it and it says it can't access the drive.

Now if I assign it a drive letter it works ok again. Then if I remove the drive letter and reboot my pc it's inaccessible again. Windows still boots though.

Enclosed a couple of screenshots. Wondered if anyone can help me with this please?

A:System Reserved drive Inaccessible.

The hard disk image appears quite OK to me. The System Reserved Drive is usually without a Drive Letter and inaccessible. Why do you want to access it?

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A:How to Hide System reserved drive?

Hello remo,

You could use either option in the tutorial below to remove the drive letter for the "System Reserved" partition to no longer have it display in your "This PC" window.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello

On my system, I got a drive ("H:") that is reserved for the system. My system is install on the "C:" drive
What is it use for? I think I installed it few years ago, but can't remember why
Could it cause my PC to reload?
Any info appreciated
Martin

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Hi guys,
I have had a look here https://support.software.dell.com/appassure/kb/137589 for instructions using diskpart to create an MSR partition. A while back I had to move the MSR partition around, which caused it to get corrupted and I was unable to fix it. PC has been working fine until trying to upgrade to windows 10. Now, I get an error which complains about the system reserved partition, which I know is not as it was initially.

After deleting the volume in diskmgmt, I check the partition layout:

Code:
DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 64 MB 20 KB
Partition 3 Primary 23 GB 193 MB
Partition 4 Recovery 5400 MB 23 GB


and then run

Code:
DISKPART> create partition msr offset=65

Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.


I need help to recreate this MSR or somehow repair it (alternatively just let it upgrade to windows 10)

Thanks

A:Recreating Microsoft Reserved (system reserved) partition

Are you sure its MSR and Not EFI ?
otherwise you'll have to use a partitioning manager software to move your partitions around to get enough room at the beginning of the drive for this partition to have enough useable space?

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I recently installed Windows 7 on two PCs. The first PC had two 500GB drives and I did a clean install of Home Premium. There was a previous Vista installation on the C drive but during the install process I reformatted both drives. Everything went as expected.

The second PC had two 1TB drives and I also did a clean install but these were brand new drives with no prior OS on them. This time I used Windows 7 Professional. the installation went fine but there was an unusual result. The two 1TB drives showed up as Drive C and E. Drive D is visible and is System Reserved and uses 71.8 of 99.9MB.

I seem to recall that Windows 7 reserves this space, but why does it show up as a separate drive on one machine but not on the other? Is this a function of Professional vs. Home Premium? Is it a function of the install process I used?

Is there any way to hide the drive and delete its drive letter?

BTW, Drive F is my DVD.

Thanks!

A:Visible Windows 7 System Reserved Drive

I forgot to add that the Windows 7 Professional installation was 64 bit and the Home Premium was 32 bit.

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Hello,

I recently bought a SSD to install my OS on it and use my HDD for other files.
But when I tried to install the OS with only the SSD, it gave me an error: ?No bootable partition?
Then I tried with my HDD and SSD together and then it gave me the error: ?Cannot boot from cd: code 5?

So I booted my system up on my HDD (The drive I normally run my pc on) and placed the DVD in the drive and installed it from there.
It worked but i didn?t notice any difference when starting up so I looked what it could be and found that the partition: ?System Reserved? Is installed on The HDD witch I use to store other files.
I searched it up and found that that partition is necessary for booting up your drives.
So I tried moving the partition with ?minitool partition wizard? to my SSD but it didn?t work. I didn?t tried to delete it.
Then I tried to put the windows 7 disk in my cd-drive when booted up (on my SSD). And remove the cables connecting the HDD when running ( I know that isn?t good) hoping that a new partition will be created (and not on the HDD), but it gave me an error. It does works when the HDD is connected.
And it?s definitely not my windows 7 disk, it works fine on other computers and even on mine before the SSD.

Does anyone have a solution for it so i can run my pc with only my SDD Installed?

Thanks,
Adam

A:System Reserved partition on wrong drive.

The bootmgr will always be located on Disk 0, this is determined by where the drive is plugged in on the motherboard, and is assigned by the motherboard.
So far as installing directly to the ssd and only the ssd,
after confirming you have the latest firmware on the ssd I suggest having a look at this.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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My PC crashed, sent it back to ASUS, I think they reformatted the HD (they won't say!). Upon return I did a reinstall with the backup disks, BUT... connected the secondary hard drive before the reinstall. Big mistake, now that drive is "system reserved," and I can't access the files on it. I have to have those files - this was my backup. Any suggestions?

A:Secondary drive is system reserved - how to open?

Post a screen shot of a full screen Disk Management window.

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the Full editor to upload and insert here.

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I currently have one drive that contains a System Reserved partition (which includes the boot files). The status is System, Active, Primary Partition.

I have another drive with the C: partition. The status is Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition.

I've been told that if I remove the disk (it's a bit flaky) with the System Reserved partition, I won't be able to boot up. If this is true, is it possible to transfer that partition to another drive? If so, does it have to be at the start of the drive?

Alternatively, can I make the C: partition include System status?

A:Moving System Reserved partition to a different drive

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Good evening posters.

I'm a new member and I'm completely lost on how to fix a recent problem. My windows backup typically runs on Thursdays and last night it finished in a much shorter time than I usually expect it to. I don't know if this is related to my current problem.

When I started my PC after coming home from work today (Friday) my computer didn't recognize my F: drive. I have three 1TB drives, C: contains my OS and is my boot drive, E: is the drive Windows does backups to, and F: contained all my personal files/folders.

After opening the disk manager the HDD that was my F: drive is now showing as a "System Reserved" drive with no drive letter. I'm given it the former drive letter of F: and I only see 100mb of the 1tb drive with no files/folders.

My multi-part question is as follows:
How did Windows create this System Reserved on my F: drive when it was only a storage drive?
How do I get rid of the System Reserved partition without losing all my files/folders that should be on that HDD?

My research has returned lots of results on System Reserved partitions, but I haven't seen anything that covers my specific problem. I'm lost at this point and desperate to fix this without losing the data on that drive.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Ryan

A:System Reserved created on a secondary drive

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Hello

I have:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb - Unformatted
I want:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sdb0 - F:\ System-reserved user data
I get to:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb0 - X:\ Unused User data (NTUSER.DAT etc)

And this on a lot of PC's that have been installed falsely and have been delivered.

The partitioning works like a charm, but I cannot find a way to change drive letters externally. Internally would not work of course, since any user I log in to will have his system-reserved data on drive letter F:\

Does anyone have an idea?

Regards,
Andreas

A:Change system-reserved drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ciscam


Hello

I have:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb - Unformatted
I want:sda0 - Windows
sdb0 - System-reserved user data
I get to:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb0 - X:\ Unused User data (NTUSER.DAT etc)

And this on a lot of PC's that have been installed falsely and have been delivered.

The partitioning works like a charm, but I cannot find a way to change drive letters externally. Internally would not work of course, since any user I log in to will have his system-reserved data on drive letter F:\

Does anyone have an idea?

Regards,
Andreas


Hello , It seems to me that your trying to change drive letters. If that's the case follow this guide..
Change, add, or remove a drive letter

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I bought a refurbished ASUS computer. It has a D drive on it of 100MB with only 33MB in use. It shows on my settings page as 15MB systems and reserved and 15 MB 'other'.

The "other" part appears to be a boot folder. Drilling down into the Windows 10 settings pages, it says "this is a folder that Windows couldn't characterize, but it may be a folder to help the computer run better. Select one to manage it in File Explorer" D:\boot.

I don't know much about how or why OS are installed and arranged, but I'm guessing this is the area that the system goes to boot up when I turn the computer on. I seem to remember hearing somewhere once upon a time that a separate small boot drive makes opening up the computer faster.

However, when I turn it on, I get a message "No drives found" Then the computer appears to shut down and the monitor goes to sleep, but if I wait, eventually it comes back on with the login to the Windows 10 C Drive.

I believe the D drive is still using Vista. I wiped the C drive and installed Windows 7 and subsequently Windows 10 on it.

My question has three parts.
1. If the use of the D drive is to speed up the boot process, why do I get a message that drives are not found?
2. What can I do to streamline the process of booting up my computer?
3. Is it possible or desirable or practical to wipe Vista from the D drive and get Windows 10 on it.
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A:Question about a System Reserved Drive on Computer

Hello, the thing is that there should be no D drive on that computer. My guess is that the original ASUS installation included a recovery partition, and whoever 'refurbished' it decided to do away with that and shrink it instead to gain some space, which I don't understand at all, the drive should have been wiped of all partitions before installing the operating system. A typical Windows 10 installation has three partitions, a system reserved partition of about 100mb, a system partition (C) and a recovery partition of about 450mb, however only the system partition has a drive letter, the other partitions can only be viewed using the Disk Management console. If you do have your own Windows 10 installation DVD, I would reinstall from scratch, (backup your data first), but during the installation use the interface and delete all partition from the disk first.
 

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Hi guys.

I have a SSD called C: (Disk0) where windows 7 is installed.
and I have another HD Called E: (Disk1).

Basicly, My HD called E is dying. So, I can still use it but it's crashing often etc.
I want to remove it but before this, I need to move the "System Reserved partition" on my SSD C:.

So, I saw this post on your forums: Moving System Reserved partition to a different drive

But it doesnt work since my partition has "no letter".
Here is a screenshot.


Basicly, I just want to move "System Reserved Partition" on my Disk 0 C:.

I hope you can help me !
Thank you and sorry for my english

A:W7: How to MOVE 'System Reserved partition' to a different drive.

Okay, so I found another post.

This one fixed my problem.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Thank you

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I have windows 7,

When the system started up today the automated system recovery ran but said it couldn't fix the problem,

The error message looked like:

Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201026
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 23
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

OS version was much newer though

After this I looked around on the net and found a suggestion to delete: bootcat.cache
that didn't work either,
A bit of messing around in the command prompt of the recovery console later i realised that the drive letters were wrong!

the C: drive is now the system reserved location and the D: drive is my old C: drive,

It was suggested this causes problems as nothing in boot.ini and the registry is in the right place,
I tried DISKPART and renamed the partitions do D and C (how they should be) but the flags look wrong, if i diskpart this PC at work i see:
Code:

DISKPART> select disk 0
DISKPART> detail disk

SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Disk ID: F0000000
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
Clustered Disk : No

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A:system reserved Drive Letter problems

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Hi guys

I installed a new ssd drive and cloned my c drive onto it. It also cloned my system reserved partion [about 25 megabytes].
I then, at a later date, cloned my c drive [now my new ssd drive] again back to my old primary drive so that i have an up to date copy of my primary drive. But it also cloned my system reserved partion. Can i delete some of these system reserved partions. I now have 3 of them! It makes my computer look very untidy. What ones should i leave or do i need to leave them all?

Thanks

A:Cloning c drive and system reserved partion

Did you use the native Windows 7 imaging tool or some other software like Macrium? It would help if you could post a maximized screenshot of your Disk Management.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi, here's a screenshot of my drive setup:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13583891/Diskmgr.jpg

Now, the problem is (apart from me being an idiot!) is that when I installed Win 7 onto Disk 2 (my SSD disk), I didn't disconnect the other two drives from the machine. Therefore the System Reserved partition is on Disk 1, while the OS is on the SSD.

How can I re-partition Disk 2 and squeeze the 100Mb System Reserved partition onto the front?

I have an external USB drive I can use to image the partitions on to, however I'm concerned that backing up / re-partitioning / restoring the partitions wil render the machine unbootable.

I'm looking for a step-by-step guide on the best way to do this without having to do a full OS re-install.

Thanks in advance,

Jock in a Frock

A:System Reserved partition on wrong drive - how do I move it?

1) Open a command prompt as admin, then type the following:

bcdboot C:\windows /s C:

Hit Enter.

This command places boot files on the C: partition which is your windows.

2) Now open disk management, right click C: and click Mark active. Right click System reserved and click Mark Inactive (unless its already showing inactive).

Reboot. Once all this is successfully completed, use partition wizard boot cd to delete system reserved and pull E: to the left to use up all the space on the disk.

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Hi Everyone
I recently added another Hard Drive that had a partially installed version of W7 on it (long story!)
When it booted up, Windows said it was installing software on it, I am thinking maybe because of the Windows files on there it was thinking I wanted a dual boot setup?
When I looked under My Computer (my-computer.png) it had changed the letter of my removable USB drive and added the new drive (F) along with a System Reserved Drive (E).
I assume E is a partition on the same drive as F as it shows up under Computer Management as belonging to Disk 1 (hard-drives.png).
I quick formatted F and rebooted and then tried disconnecting, reconnecting and rebooting but it remains there.
What I would like to know is:
1. Is it definitely on the new drive F?
2. How I can remove it / re-format and just use F solely as a data drive?
Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
With thanks and regards
Harley M Storey

A:How to remove a System Reserved partition on a data drive?

Delete partition E:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New

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I have windows 7,

When the system started up today the automated system recovery ran but said it couldn't fix the problem,

The error message looked like:

Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201026
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 23
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

OS version was much newer though



After this I looked around on the net and found a suggestion to delete: bootcat.cache
that didn't work either,


A bit of messing around in the command prompt of the recovery console later i realised that the drive letters were wrong!

the C: drive is now the system reserved location and the D: drive is my old C: drive,

It was suggested this causes problems as nothing in boot.ini and the registry is in the right place,


I tried DISKPART and renamed the partitions do D and C (how they should be) but the flags look wrong, if i diskpart this PC at work i see:


Code:
DISKPART> select disk 0
DISKPART> detail disk

SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Disk ID: F0000000
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
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A:[SOLVED] system reserved Drive Letter problems

It may be easiest to just remove the system reserved partition for now.

System Reserved Partition - Delete

If you need your system reserved partition for some reason, just post.

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I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System. Drive 1 (labeled Disk 0) is a 4TB HDD which currently holds the 350MB System Reserved Partition.

Drives 2 & 3 (labeled Disk 1 (C ) are SSDs set in a RAID 1 configuration.

How do I move the System Reserved Partition from Disk 0 to Disk 1?

A:Win8: Moving System Reserved partition to different drive

I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System



I see only 2 physical HDDs in your image.
In the image below Blue indicates the drives, HDD and Optical, and Yellow shows the partitions on the HDDs.

I think you don't/can't remove that partition, it was created during Windows installation. I have the same 3 partitions on my 320GB HDD, Custom computer with default install of Win8.0 followed by Win8.1 Update. If you look closely at the size it is quite small, mine is less than 1% of the HDD total size, looks like yours is even smaller.
What is the System Reserved Partition and Can You Delete It?

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I currently have one drive that contains a System Reserved partition (which includes the boot files). The status is System, Active, Primary Partition.
I have another drive with the C: partition. The status is Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition.
I've been told that if I remove the disk (it's a bit flaky) with the System Reserved partition, I won't be able to boot up. If this is true, is it possible to transfer that partition to another drive? If so, does it have to be at the start of the drive?
Alternatively, can I make the C: partition include System status?

A:Moving System Reserved partition to a different drive | [image]

Install Macrium Reflect Free and make a rescue disk/USB. Physically disconnect the hard drive with the system reserved partition. I would also move the remaining hard drive to the SATA 1 slot so it appears as the first drive in bios. Boot from the Macrium Reflect Free rescue disk/USB and under the restore menu will be an option to fix startup problems. You can use that to recreate the boot files right on the C: drive partition.

If it works (and it should), then you can put the second hard drive back in, delete all the partitions and reformat the whole thing.

If it fails for some reason, just reconnect the old hard drive, set it as the boot drive in bios, and you are back in business like you were before.

An alternate method would be to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free. You can use that to shrink your C: drive partition enough to create empty space and then copy the system reserved partition over. It does not have to be at the front of the hard drive, but does have to be set as the active partition.

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Hey y'all, it's a been a while.

For Christmas I received an SSD (yay me), so, naturally, I decided to install windows on my new shiny. I unplugged my old main drive (which contained Windows) and installed Windows 8.1 on my SSD. When I logged in I noticed a 350MB partition named "System Reserved". After some quick searches I found that this partition contains necessary recovery files and other witchcraft I know nothing about yet.

My question is, is it safe to delete this partition? Im assuming its the reserved partition placed on the old OS drive and is now obsolete, is this correct?

EDIT: Is it also safe to download all the old Windows files on my old drive, just keeping the documents and programs?

Thanks,
Ronan

A:[SOLVED] 350MB System Reserved Partition on old OS drive

imo, you need to leave it alone. You may need it one day - besides, your bootloader may be located there so if you delete it, you may not be able to boot.

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I've had two disks:
1- SSD drive with OS
2- HDD with 4 partitions + system reserved

Because i wanted to get rid of system reserved partition i've deleted and extended one of those 4..
After that i formated and installed windows 7 x64 on my SSD.
Right now the hdd partitions won't show up, and the only way i can see those partitions is running windows installation cd, but they are listed as Dynamic and cant do anything about them. The partition i resized appears multiple times, i don't know what to do. I'm desperate here.

Gregrocker if you are around, please help me out.

A:Deleted System reserved partition on secondary hard drive

While you're waiting you should post a screen shot of the HDD.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
If you have made 5 partitions you have probably made the HDD dynamic and should attempt to make it basic again. A basic drive can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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Hi guys. I got a new PC today with an SSD and HDD.
I didn't realise that the SSD was plugged in as DISK 1 and I installed windows on this drive.

Now I have realised my mistake and swapped the hard drives within the PC, so the SSD is now showing as Disk 0, but the system reserved is still installed on the HDD.

I want to format the HDD, so I can format it to use the full 3TB as it was only allowing 2TB to be used.
I can't do this as the system reserve is on that hard drive, so is this possible?
Thanks

A:Installed system reserved on wrong hard drive. Can it be moved?

Your easiest way to fix this is to move (copy) the bootmgr to C using this tutorial:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

This won't create a System Reserved partition on Disk 0, and that is not a problem.
The boot code can be on the C drive, no need for a System Reserved partition.
The boot code will be copied to C, and it will be the Active, System, Boot drive.

After you do the "move", disconnect Disk 1 and make sure the PC boots ok.
If that works, initialize the 3TB as GPT and create a partition.

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Hi,

first, I have searched a lot on the net and seen that this has happened to a lot of other people. In my case, it is System Reserved (G, and is using 71.9mb of 99.9mb space.

Other users are discussing removing it, merging it with (C and so on. But my question is - can I just leave it as it is, with no ill effects? I'm not bothered by it, as long as nothing has\will go wrong.

thanks for any answers,

gubar
 

A:Windows 7 install on new SSD -- system reserved assigned its own drive letter?

I have this also. It is not an issue for me and I don't see why it would cause ill effects. Cheers.
 

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I was recently doing a fresh install on my SSD (primary). I saw a 100mb system reserved partition and deleted it thinking it was from the primary drive. But it was from my data drive/secondary hard drive. Now the data partition is there in secondary hard drive but I'm unable to access it. Windows says I have to format the drive to access it, rightfully so.

Is there any way to access my data now?

A:Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

Didn`t you even pay attention to what the Disk # was when you deleted it ? Obviously not.

Why didn`t you unplug your data drive before you even attempted the new install ???????

If you format your data drive, bye bye data.

There is no reason you can`t access the data on that drive.

Partition Wizard, Linux etc, there are many ways.

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Hi all;
Please kindly advice how can i hide this 100MB system reserved partition as part of the Windows OS C Drive? I do not mind re-installing (clean installation) of Windows 7 again. But then, can anyone teach me how to hide this 100MB system reserved partition and lump it as part of the Windows OS C Drive?

A:How to lump the 100MB system reserved partition as part of C Drive?

Here's a tutorial just for that,

System Reserved Partition - Delete

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I started having a problem with my main PC after running Iobit Advanced Systemcare which removed malware, fixed supposedly bad registry entries, updated drivers, among other things. I think malware or the changed registry must've messed it up. After doing this then restarting the PC, it began having an infinite boot loop making me unable to get into anything (gets to the windows logo then turns black and reboots, no bsod). It won't even go into safe mode. Using a restore point won't work. I tried running system recovery on the installation disc, and same result. Then I tried using the command prompt on the installation disc to view my partitions and it seems that somehow my partitions' drive letters suddenly got mixed up. Windows 7 was C: and now thinks it's E:. E: was a different physical drive I just used for storage but it now thinks that's D:. And the Windows 7 ~100mb "System Reserved" partition now thinks it's C:. I'm not sure how to go about fixing this and I need to do it in the least damaging way possible.

A:System reserved changed to C:, mixed up drive letters, OS unusable

Do you have a system disk?  If so I would use the "repair function" that will preserve your files, you need to try to set the boot order.  You may get away with the screen prompt to set it if not you will have to set it in the bios to your CD.

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Hi,
I have been breaking my head with win 7 startup, which keeps going into loops. Initially I got the captioned error " C drive is system reserved" with very little space in my c drive. I checked information and repaired C drive using diskpart . I can access the c drive contents through command prompt now (which I wasn't able to access earlier), but still the start up won't go beyond the windows logo screen.
following is the problem signature log:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Problem Signature:
problem event name: startuprepairoffline
problem signature 1 : 6.1.7600.16385
problem signature 2 : 6.1.7600.16385
problem signature 3 : unknown
problem signature 4 : 21200319
problem signature 5 : External Media
problem signature 6 : 10
problem signature 7 : NoBootFailure
OS version : 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
local id : 1033
-------------------------------------------------------------

Have tried to repair through installation Cd, doesn't help. Please advise
Thanks

A:Startup Problem - Start up Loop - c drive is system reserved

In addition to breaking your head there is a good possibility you have been breaking your computer. It is best to "come clean" and tell everything you have done to this point (what was the original issue, what have you tried to fix it). This will yield better answers.

But assuming you have not deleted partitions or overwritten anything you could try a Startup Repair. You may need to run it 3 or 4 times depending on the extent of damage encountered.
And be sure to disconnect any additional hard drives before running it. Only the HDD with the operating system on it.

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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2 problems

-I'm getting the Boot Manager windows failed to start Status: 0xc000000f

- My Hard drive is now labeled system reserved and I cannot
get any files from it.

I've had this rouge alureon virus on one of my HD's for the longest.
Come to find out I had to use TDSSkiller to get rid of it
as no other program could.

The virus was in my boot sector. TDSSkiller detected it
and "cured" it. I restart my computer and next thing I know
I'm getting the -

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I used the Windows repair disc, and it said it detected 1 problem
and attempted to fix it. Restarted computer and getting same error.
Tried repair disc again and it basically said there's nothing
more it can do.

Looked up a few tutorial's on how to manual repair
in cmd, but no method seemed to work.

Instead of repairing I wanted to plug this hard drive into another
PC and just get the files that I need and then reformat.

Well now its saying the hard drive is now my system reserved
and no files are on the hard drive.

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I've done quite a bit of reading but have not found a specific answer to the title of this thread.  The system reserved partition for Windows 7 is created and has assigned the drive letter D:.  While I have no problem with the system partition
per se, I would prefer no drive letter to be assigned or to able to change it at the very least.

A:Change or remove Windows 7 System Reserved partition Drive Letter

It is highly unusual for Windows 7 to assign a letter to the reserved partition.  It is more likely that someone assigned the letter D: to that partition.
However, you should be able to go to the Disk Management and remove the letter on that partition.

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Hi guys,

I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Envy 17 laptop in order to get rid of bloatware.

The problem is that my laptop has two identical 300GB hard drives, so it is virtually impossible to distinguish them at the drive options window during installation. Another problem is that the installation detects the two drives in a different order than the BIOS does (it switches them).

How can I know that Windows 7 AND the System Reserved partition will be installed to the same drive during installation?

A:How to Avoid Placing System Reserved Partition on Wrong Hard Drive?

the system reserved partition is automatically created by the installer program during win setup so cant be placed on the wromg drive as you dont get a choice where to place it

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