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System Reserve as the Primary System Disk

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  • Windows 7
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Last response: in Windows 7
December 18, 2013 7:04:15 AM

Hello, I am working as a Hardware Technician on a big company. One day a problem occurred on one of the computers sent to my workplace and i started working on it. I noticed that the drive has 500gb with 2 partitions including the system reserved. I'm wondering why is the 100mb system reserved appearing on the disk management and not only that it seems that it also became the primary/system disk where the OS is actually installed on the drive C: but is detected on the system reserved. This is the first time I've encountered this type of problem. What should i do to fix this?

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December 18, 2013 4:54:46 PM

In Windows 7, if you look in disk management, the SPR contains the MBR (although DM doesn't tell you that) and is the active partition; the C drive is the boot drive and usually the crash dump drive and the partition containing the paging file. Both the SRP and C drives are primary partitions.

To really understand the interrelationship do some drive cloning with different software.