My Dell XPS 8700 desktop has 2 disk drives, a 256 GB SSD and a 2TB internal hard drive. I'm running Win7 Pro which boots from the SSD. In March, something happened and I didn't notice it until now. Whatever happened didn't effect the computer's performance so far as I could notice. I'm getting a new computer and want to repartition the hard drive on this one which would involve eliminating the 'Stuff' partition (S:). But I can't as it is now the System partition (see screen cap).
Anyway, what happened is an active partition was established on the hard drive in the 'Stuff' (S:) partition and that was also made the System partition. Prior to March, the SSD's RECOVERY partition was the System partition. Both partitions have the full complement of boot files and both are designated as 'Active' which I didn't think could happen (unless the rule is only 1 'active' partition per drive, not per operating system). What I want to do is move the 'System' designation back to the SSD/RECOVERY partition. I found a video on YouTube that gave me some BCD commands but that didn't work. It did no harm, it just didn't change anything. The attached screen cap shows what appears on the Disk Management screen.
I do image weekly. Unfortunately, I only keep the past 7 weeks so I can't go back to before mid-March which is the date showing on all the boot files on the S: partition.
If worse comes to worse, I'll just shrink the S: partition and leave it in place as the System partition but if there's a way to move the 'System' designation back to the SSD's RECOVERY partition, I'd appreciate it if anyone who might know would let me know. Alternatively, if anyone can give me a google search phrase to find the answer I'd do that. But I can't seem to phrase my google search to get a relevant response.
In advance, thanks for any help anyone may be able to provide to me on this.
Edited by redbird14, 14 July 2016 - 07:32 AM.