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Win 7 "system reserved" (C:)


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#1 b1mmuo27

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

This is going to be long post :smash:  Asus mobo.  P7H55-M Pro.  I have 4 drives in the box.  C, D, F H, I.  C is a partition of I.  C use to be the boot drive.  It started as I lost one drive, F in Win 7.  I took the cover off the side of the PC & found the SATA cable unplugged from the mobo for this drive.  I plugged it in & that's when the problem started.  It could not boot back into the Windows I was using.  It just wouldn't boot.  I used the Win 7 DVD to try a repair but it didn't see that drive version, "C".  it found an older version of win 7 I gave up on because of problems with it.  It repaired that installation.  That gave me a dual boot.  Win 7 or Win 7 repaired.  If I boot into the original Win7 I was using I get the following 2 error messages, C:\Windows|system32\USERNV.dll & C:\Windows\system 32\RpcPtRemote.dll  In The repaired win 7 in computer I see, System Reserved (C:), D(D), F(F) & (H) Local disk I, which is my old "C" drive.  C© reserved is part of this drive.  How did it get like this I don't even begin to understand.  The Win 7 I am on now is the repaired version on drive

D(D).  So if I make sense, System reserved (C:) is part of I drive which was my everyday boot disk C:  (D:) is the drive this version of win 7 is on.  Drive (F:) & (H:) are storage drives.  I need to get Drive I to be part of C(C:) again & have it boot into that drive.  Help, please.  The little System reserved (C:) if I double click on it I get "bootsect.lxe.bak


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Go Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

 

Take a screenshot which reflfects all drives...post that in your next submittal, please.

 

How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot. - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

What is the System Reserved partition?

 

Frankly...if your system is working without problems...I would not worry about partition letters assigned.

 

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/8910da73-2b1c-4e66-b582-de13840af415/change-or-remove-windows-7-system-reserved-partition-drive-letter

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

The System Reserve partition holds the Boot Manager code and the Boot Configuration Database.  It also reserves space for the startup files required by the BitLockerDrive Encryptionion feature.  This partition typically is 100MB in size.  


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thank you both.  But I can't boot into (G:) which actually is my (C:)  I tried changing the drive letter but needed a boot manager to get back into the old Win 7 on drive (D:)  The drive is now all (C:) in win 7 & I can see all my files but doesn't boot.  I beleive the boot starp is missing?  How do I make it bootable again?  My other option is to format & reinstall on (C:) as I did back up what I needed from it.  Thanks



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

To make any Windows install using Win 7 and below together...I find that EasyBCD is my answer.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

Thanks again.  I got the drive to be all C: once again.  Win y DVD repaired the boot manager but I still get the 2 error messages when it tries to load into the Win 7 on C; drive.  I just get a blank screen.  I get a mouse pointer & I can hit control, alt, delete & bring up the task manager.  I can shut it dowm too.  I just can't see anything else but a blank screen.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

I found a dead drive in my desktop.  I think that was my problem.  Unplugged it.  Used Hirams boot cd mini xp & formatted C; drive.  I'm back up & running.again. 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:02 AM

One thing you need to realize is that many BIOSs will reset the boot drive order if the original boot disk fails. By the time you reinserted the SATA connector, the BIOS had already rearranged things. SO, first thing you do is enter setup and check the boot order settings. Correct them back to the original order if necessary. Reboot, and it should work as long as the boot disk is OK. If it's still confused, try booting with only the boot disk plugged in and the rest of them unplugged. Reboot a couple of times to fix the proper order in it's little foggy mind. All should work fine after that with the rest plugged in again. Make sure you plug them into the original connectors or the drive letters will be messed up. Ain't confusers a joy?!?

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

I found a dead drive in my desktop.  I think that was my problem.  Unplugged it.  Used Hirams boot cd mini xp & formatted C; drive.  I'm back up & running.again. 

 

Nice work, happy computing :).

 

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:04 PM

The other 2 drives in my desktop do boot in the proper order as they were.  Thank you all for you help.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:53 AM

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