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#1 kaz041

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hey guys, this is my first post and is a problem I've had for a while. My hard drive is installed and partitioned. It shows in bios and in disk management but not in my computer. I've tried swapping the disk priorities in different orders and only one order works where the other orders just tell me to reboot again or insert a boot cd.

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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:43 AM

The C volume contains the boot partition, so that's the one that contains the operating system. The system partition, which contains the boot configuration and hardware configuration files, hasn't been assigned a drive letter because that's the default behavior in Windows 7. It also won't appear in Windows Explorer among the rest of your hard drives, because that's also the default behavior, to make sure the system partition isn't used to store anything else. However, your system partition is extremely large -- it really doesn't need to be more than 100 MB. It looks like you've used an entire disk to create that partition. You also have two active partitions, when you should only have one. I suspect part of the problem is your partitions and disks are misconfigured.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-system-boot-partitions#1TC=windows-7

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mark-partition-active#1TC=windows-7



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

Ooooooh... WOW... Something so simple stopped it from showing up... fml and Thanks a lot!!



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

Glad you got that figured out. :thumbup2:

 

Part of the confusion is that the "system" partition is the one that contains the bootloader, while the "boot" partition is the one that contains the OS. Trips up a lot of people when they are trying to configure volumes and drives. Not sure why Microsoft configured it that way, but they did.






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