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How do I move System Reserve partition?

Hi,

This screenshot should explain my problems:


Disk0 = SSD [used for OS & frequently used programs]
Disk1 = HDD [used for Games]
Disk2 = HDD [used for storage]

I noticed it just earlier today, and it's kinda bothering me now lol.
The System Reserve is on the HDD and it's marked active, this was supposed to be on the SSD and the HDD should have been one big Primary partition.

Any idea how I could solve this problem?
Now I know I can just mark the SSD as active but I don't know how to move that system reserve.

And a slightly seperate question, is there any difference between a primary partition and logical drive?

Thanks
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  1. Ideally, what should have happened was the OS install on the SSD, with only the SSD connected. That prevents the System Reserved from being created on a second drive.

    I am not sure how or if you can move that.
  2. Best answer
    Unplug the other hdds, put in the windows cd and select repair. It should make the partition. The repair will detect the os partition without the system reserved so will know it can't boot without it and fix the issue. I've also seen people make the partition beforehand if for some reason it won't make the partition itself. Then the repair just puts files onto it. After you plug the hdd back in, you'll want to delete the system reserve on the hdd.
  3. k1114 said:
    Unplug the other hdds, put in the windows cd and select repair. It should make the partition. The repair will detect the os partition without the system reserved so will know it can't boot without it and fix the issue. I've also seen people make the partition beforehand if for some reason it won't make the partition itself. Then the repair just puts files onto it. After you plug the hdd back in, you'll want to delete the system reserve on the hdd.


    Thanks mate, it worked.
    I had to create the 100mb partition, reset BCD and then do recovery thing 3 times.

    So now that problem is solved, I did something and well I messed something else up.

    I deleted the 100mb partition and it became unallocated, then I tried merging by clicking extend on the bigger volume, and then it just messed up.
    Any idea how I can change it from whatever that is to primary disk without loosing data?
  4. Ignore my last question, fixed that issue with MiniTool, just had to resize partition to create unallocated space and then resize again to rolocate and then it let me convert from Dynamic to Basic disk, and problem solved.
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