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Apr
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Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
However, I don't know how the OP "viewed the partition with defraggler". I downloaded it just now, and I all I see is this: postimg.org/image/4bozx1mct. I don't see any such $logfile...
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
And yet, ~95 MB are used up: postimg.org/image/3xnnxg299
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
This is what I see in my system reserved partition: postimg.org/image/5o6oyxjsd Like the OP in that other thread, there's something mysterious taking up my space. The Boot folder is 13.9MB, the System Volume Information says 0 bytes, the $RECYCLE.BIN says 4.00 KB, and bootmgr is 374 KB.
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
I restored my drive image to look at the partition. While googling what files should normally be present on it, I stumbled across this: sevenforums.com/installation-setup/… ... Are you the same whs as in that thread? Interestingly, I am having the exact same symptoms as the OP. I also have a Samsung SSD. I also used Samsung's software to migrate from my older SSD. This problem also occurred after I did that, seemingly. My system reserved partition was also renamed "data". I recall thinking, "that's odd" and renaming it.
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
Well, I couldn't figure out another way. That page from techrepublic that I linked explained a possible reason why the reserved partition got filled up. I tried addressing that reason, and it did not help. It only freed up a few %, but the partition was still too full and far away from the 50MB free that I need in order for Backup & Restore to work again. I thought resizing it would be the best way since I can't figure out why it got filled up in the first place. I am not doing any kind of dual booting. Win7 is the only OS in this PC.
Mar
29
comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
Actually, maybe the drive letter assignment to the system reserved partition happened as a result of how Hiren's Boot CD works. It boots into this Windows XP environment, and from there I can run software like PW and others. I'm just guessing, though. Here are some pics of what it looks like: us.informatiweb.net/tutoriels/…
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
Do you think using a newer version of PW could possibly help?? I could try to redo the entire process over again by restoring my backup and starting from scratch. I can see that the version on Hiren's Boot CD is not the newest available. I don't think it should make any difference, but I'm grasping at anything haha.
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
Did I?? I think that letter assignment just happened automatically. I don't recall going out of my way to assign a drive letter. I did briefly assign a drive letter to that partition before I got into this mess, but then I undid it. The reason is described here: techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/… That was my first attempt at fixing the backup & restore problem. Anyway, everything is backed up using Acronis, and I've already tried restoring the entire drive and it worked.
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
@whs Sure! Here it is: s6.postimg.org/eglrtkwoh/PW_screenshot.png - Is there booting information also contained on the partition with the Windows installation? Is it possible that even "fixing" the system reserved partition would not solve the boot problem if something is also corrupted on the Windows partition? The process I used was 1.) shrink the Win partition on the left. (E: in screen shot) 2.) Grow system reserved partition on the right. Btw the unallocated space is there because Samsung recommends it on their SSDs.
Mar
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comment How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
Thank you for your suggestion! Yes, the partition was active. I did the rebuild MBR operation with PW (v 7.6.1); it completed very quickly, took like a second. Didn't work -- still the same boot error when I restarted.
Mar
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asked How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.
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Mar
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comment Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?
Is there some alternative way to use this Feel the Wheel program with a tablet (with no mouse)? Thanks.
Aug
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revised How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?
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Jul
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comment Windows 7 Hibernate Problem
Interesting. Good find.
Jul
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comment Windows 7 Hibernate Problem
Hibernation IS hardware-dependent, though. We recently acquired 2 desktop PCs in my lab which are completely incapable of hibernation or sleep. They can only be either on or off. The reason: those particular Intel chipsets in the motherboard don't support those features because the computers that we bought were intended to be servers, even though they are now running on "regular" Win 8.1 just fine. So, I imagine the hibernation process does depend on the motherboard chipset drivers to execute.
Jul
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comment Windows 7 does not enter hibernate automatically
Read the OP's post. What you suggest has already been done.
Jul
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comment Windows 7 does not enter hibernate automatically
David, did you not read the OP post? It says clearly that Freeze already set the hibernation settings to be on 30 minutes.
Apr
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comment How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?
In step 4, you meant to write 86% rather than 84%, right? 7+7 = 14. +86 = 100. Anyway, thank you! This is great!