Questions tagged [system-reserved-partition]

System reserved partitions are used to store vital operating system files, such as boot data, the boot loader and the startup files used for BitLocker drive encryption.

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Is it possible to create more system reserved space?

I installed windows xp(32bit) on a laptop. But it had not a drivers for audio and the ethernet. I managed to install the audio driver. It installed on drive C(system reserved space) and it took all ...
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Move Windows 10 reserved partition [duplicate]

I want to move to the right Windows 10 EFI, Reserved partition and recovery partition to be able to increase the space of another partition positioned more on the left. I've tried with GParted or ...
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New system drive boots fine but issues with Win7 backup, etc

I've decided to post here to see if anyone has any ideas about this before I go any further. Recently I installed a new SSD drive to replace my old SSD drive as the Windows system/C: drive. After a ...
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Modified system reserved partition but now no boot device found error(code:0xc000021a) on dual boot system(Windows 10 & Ubuntu LTS 18.04)

I actually tried to modify the system reserved partition size so that the recent windows update can be installed without error on my hp 15ac122tu machine which is i3 5th gen. I tried to modify the ...
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Move Win7 partition to another disk

I have a problem: my HP Stream has a 32GB built-in drive, and the software updates to Win7 need more space :-( The partitions on the 32GB drive are: EFI MS protected Win7 Windows recovery I have a ...
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Windows 10: Controlling Where the Reserved Partition is Created

I have 2 drives: 2 TB OS 2 TB Data To my understanding what I need to do, is to create a 2 TB partition for the entire Data drive, create a 1 TB partition for the OS drive, and then Windows ...
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How are system events connected to the System Reserved Partition recorded so that failures get logged?

I've been reading up on the System Reserved Partition and understand that it holds all the boot required items for a Windows PC to start. I am trying to understand how its interaction with the main OS ...
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Move MSR partition?

My system currently has the following partitions: As shown, there are two recovery partitions. Running reagentc /info (as suggested here) shows that sdb5 is the one actually being used. I would like ...
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Determine which disk partitions are used by Windows 10

After removing a quad-boot from my laptop and leaving only Windows 10, I'm left with 9 partitions between 2 disks. I can identify the primary Windows 10 partition, the EFI, and OEM partitions. How ...
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Can I assign a letter to or hide stuff in the System Reserved partition safely?

EDIT: You know what?? I found out that the System Reserved partition is just as fragile as the system32 folder; do ANYTHING AT ALL to it and Windows becomes unbootable. I'll just shrink my E: ...
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system reserved partition on wrong drive

I have installed windows 7, 8.1 and 10 a couple of time on my machine. Now I have a win 10 on my SSD and my data on HDD. Windows is functioning fine but I see there's a "System Reserved" partition on ...
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Can I move all files of a user to a USB drive in Windows 10?

How? Would junction points be a good technique? The purpose is to free space for upgrade, so obviously the setup would have to survive the upgrade
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What is the mount point for reserve space

While reinstalling Ubuntu 17.10, found a 767MB of ext4 partition along side 536MB EFI and 248GB Encrypted LVM partition. After reading few articles I figure that the 767MB space is reserved space for ...
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How do I check if I have an EFI partition on my computer?

I know how to look up the partitions on my system using Disk Management and diskpart in the command line. But how can I tell if I have an EFI partition? I am using Windows 7 and I see there is a 100 ...
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Accidentally used mkfs.ext4 on Microsoft Reserved Partition while installing Arch Linux

The title says all. Windows still boots, but I'm afraid of any future errors. How to fix this? Operating System:Windows 8.1 Below is the output of parted print if it's helpful. Disk /dev/sda: ...
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How to properly install linux on Sony Vaio?

TL;DR At Bottom. I'm planning on "blowing up" my Vaio once I graduate (uni) and switch to a Linux distro. At first, I thought I be would OK with just overwritting the entire drive, but after some ...
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Two System Reserved partitions

I have 2 drives: SDD and HDD. At the SDD: I have 2 partitions, one with Windows (10 Creators last update), and the other one with System Reserved (500 MB NTFS). At Diskmagement, this System Reserved ...
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How do I reset my Laptop to factory settings

I have a sony vaio and I need to reset it to factory defaults - pretty much a format. However "F10" or "ALt + F10" on start up do not work. I suspect the factory partition has been lost somehow. The ...
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Windows 10 recovery drive - is this full windows installation? How many recovery partitions can I delete? (i have three - .5gb, 12gb, 1.1gb)

Update: oh, yes, the goal is to clean as much space as possible so I can install arch. Recovery Drive The first thing I did when I got my XPS is create a windows 10 recovery drive - 16gb usb drive. ...
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When removing all Windows partitions, do I run into problems when reinstalling Windows in future?

The Thinkpad T460 I got from my company came with Windows 10 preinstalled. However, my team is working in GNU/Linux exclusively. I would like to totaly remove all the Windows partitions so I can make ...
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Repair Windows 8.1 UEFI booting messed up by Easus Partition Manager? Error Code: 0xc0000225

Laptop Toshiba Satellite (Model will post but not super critical as the info posted below). Pre-Installed OS: Windows 8.1 Bing as C: Drive Default booting is/ was UEFI Wanted to create another ...
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My SSD Drive has two partitons System at 125gb and C using the rest. Is 125 too large?

My SSD drive (added after windows 10) has two partitions. One is the System partition of 125gb Healthy (system, Active, primary partition) and a second "Windows" C Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump,...
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How to enlarge Windows 10 EFI partition

My system currently has this partition setup: I would like to enlarge /dev/sdb2, the EFI System Partition, to 500MB. The problem is that I do not want to delete the Windows Recovery Partition (/dev/...
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Move and grow partition

I have a disk containing a bunch of free space in the front (111GB) then a "System Reserved" partition (350 MB) and then a partition that Windows maps to my C drive, which is my system drive. I ...
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Recovery partition at the middle of disk

I own a Samsung laptop, which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, it was updated to Windows 10. Then I installed Ubuntu, to do it I created 4 partitions, swap, boot, root, and home. But linux ran out of ...
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Partitionning : is it ok to put my OS at the end of my disk?

I've build a small HTPC; and I have a 2TB HDD in it. The idea is to store only medias on that drive, and to have a separate M.2 SSD drive for the OS. BUT those SSD still are expensive, and i'll wait ...
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How to partition hard disk after windows 7 installed

I have installed windows 7 andjust i need to do partition of hard disk in three drive. Please tell me process to partition hard disk without re-formating window.
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System could not allocate the required space in a registry log

I'm getting an error System could not allocate the required space in a registry log while installing Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition on a Windows 8.1 machine. I checked hard disk space and it's ...
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If I make a copy of a system partition, can I safely delete the original?

I want to merge 2 non-adjacent partitions. Since partitions need to be adjacent to be merged with disk partitioning tools, I plan to create a copy of the partition that is in between the ones I want ...
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When is WinRE Partition created on Windows 10 upgrade?

When we upgrade Windows 8.1 systems (UEFI) to Windows 10, we see a 450 MB Recovery Partition is created from the OS partition. On searching further, we figured this is the new WinRE partition created ...
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How to copy Microsoft Reserved Partition partition from hard disk drive to SSD using GParted?

I’m using GParted to clone all data from HDD to SSD on each Workstation in our Company. I got two problems there: How do I copy the Microsoft Reserved Partition? GParted marks this as unknown (which ...
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What is the difference between primary and system partition

I was trying to update my system to windows 8, now at partition selection window it shows, partition 0 as system partition and my three other partitions as primary partitions when I select one of my ...
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How To Defrag Windows 8 System Reserved Partition

Today I was cleaning up my computer and stuff and when I was defraging my partitions I saw that the System Reserved partition is 100% fragmented. So I tried to defrag it, but it doesn't seems to work,...
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Move Windows bootloader to another disk

So i am planing on copying my C: drive to an SSD however my bootloader is on a secondary hard drive somehow. I have used the bootrec function with no luck. Any ideas?
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
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Why? - Win 8.1 chkdsk runs each bootup against hidden 450MB recovery partition

This problem won't be easy...be warned. Windows 8.1 x64 (installed as Windows 8.1, not as an upgrade) with ALL updates installed and working perfectly (as per event log viewer) ...two days ago. There ...
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Windows 8 refresh from partition disk

Here's my situation: I bought Win8 from the internet when it was 30 dollars. I upgraded it to Win 8.1 I do not have a CD/DVD drive. In order to install it, I created a disk partition from my 64GB SSD ...
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My whole HDD is system reserved

Well I've got a 750 GB Hihachi HDD. I've installed Ubuntu on one of it's partitions (space dedicated to it is 50 GB). Now all of the other space which will be about 643 GB has become System Reserved ...
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Format System Reserved Partition when installing second instance of Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 installed on one partition. Now I want to install a second instance of Windows 8.1 on another partition, but the setup says there is not enough space on the system partition. My ...
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Specify system and root partitions for Windows 7 during install

I want to install Windows 7 on a PC that currently has linux installed. My HDD is using the MBR partitioning scheme and its layout is like this: 130MB free space; swap partition(primary); 1.9TB ext4 ...
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“not enough disk space” error while Windows 7 installation

After spending the last week mucking about with an install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 that I really need to do a repair install on (vs doing a clean install), I'm stumped as to how to get around this ...
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Is the EFI partition and GPT necessary with less than 2 TiB?

I have a 1 TB external USB hard drive that is GUID partitioned with a 100MB FAT32 EFI partition. The thing is that its a 1 terabyte drive. From what I'm aware, the limit is at 2 tebibytes (TiB). ...
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Deleted the system reserved partition and now I can't boot from a Windows Install DVD

I have a HP laptop. I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate from home basic. Now I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 8 but when I do I get a message saying not enough system partition. So I opened the disk ...
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How do brand laptop manufacturers restrict hard disk drive?

I'm curious to know, when I bought a brand new laptop there are limitations to create or change the HDD partitions, except the following partitions: c:\ drive (Main partition + OS drive) NTFS. 400 Gb....
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How to avoid issue with windows 8 system reserved partition?

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my Computer. At the Setup it created a 100 MB sized "System Reserved Partition". I upgraded my operating system to Windows 8 and now, when I modify my system files (shell32....
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How to Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without the System Reserved partition?

The article Refresh and reset your PC mentions exactly what happens during the refresh and reset operations in Windows 8: Refresh The PC boots into Windows RE. Windows RE scans the hard drive for ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 in only one partition?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on a blank drive. It asks for and creates a small partition of about 350 MiB named System Reserved instead of installing only in the partition I would like it to be. ...
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Two System Reserved Partitions after clean install on new drives

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a pair of SSDs (RAID 0) and was going to clear out my old HDD when I saw I have two system reserved partitions: AFAIK I'm booting from Disk 1 (BIOS says it'...