Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:11 PM
It's not important enough to be concerned about...if you are talking about multiple hard drives. If all those partitions are on one hard drive, you need to set the C: partition as the Active partition...because there can only be one active partition on a hard drive.
An active partition designation...merely indicates that a given partition is capable of being bootable...which, in turn, means that an O/S can be installed on it.
An O/S does not have to be installed on it...and a partition which is not in position to boot an O/S...acts like a regular primary partition.
In any case, the C: partition can be designated as the Active/System/Boot partition...by using Disk Management. Simply right-click on the C: and select the
Mark Partition As Active option.
Wait, those partitions look all messed up...please post a screen shot of the lower portion of Disk Management.
Your C: is reflected as a logical partition (when it should be a primary)...Windows must be installed in primary partition,
G: is reflected as System/Active/Primary when it should not be System.
D & E don't matter, look OK.
H: should not be Active, but is OK as such...since it is a separate drive.
Are you sure that Windows and programs...are on the C: partition?
I think you ought to post at the Win 7 forum for this...my answers were based on how XP works. I don't think the substance will change, but it's better not to assume that Win 7 is like XP.