Formating/System reserve Tags: Hard Drives Partition Storage Last response: January 4, 2012 1:57 PM in Storage Share rcaladlr January 4, 2012 1:35:46 AM hello, I recently built a new comp and installed everything on a 1tb internal hard drive. Now that I have succesfully installed a SSD and got it working, I still want to use my HDD as storage. I already formatted the partition of 931GB there is a partition of "System Reserve" of 70 GB. Should I format that as well and how would I get the whole 1TB back? More about : formating system reserve chesteracorgi a b G Storage January 4, 2012 1:57:30 PM NO, do not play around with the system reserve if you do not want to crach your installed system. The OS uses the System reserve and if you format it you will have to do a fresh install. 931 GB (+ 70 GB) is 1 TB. You can affod to lose 7% to slack. In any case the slack on a HDD depends on the sector size and losing under 10% is normal. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHardware Reserve Question Forum SolvedRemoving system reserve completly Forum SolvedFormat System Reserve Forum SolvedHow to defrag system Reserve Forum SolvedDo you need system reserve partitions on data (non-os) drive? Forum Solvedrecreation of system reserve Forum Solvedsystem reserve volumes Forum Solvedtrying to reserve space for xp Forum Solvedreserve space for XP to function? Forum SolvedHow to remove system reserve partition? Forum SolvedOnboard graphics reserve 1 Gig of RAM, even though I'm using a discrete video card Forum SolvedReserve partition between unallocated space and primary drive Forum SolvedWindows 7, System reserve disappeared Forum SolvedDid clean re-install of W7; question about System Reserve Partition Forum hardware memory reserve is 0 Forum SolvedI accidentally formatted my 100MB system reserve. Forum SolvedReserve power mode Forum High usage of memory for hardware reserve Forum How can I delete an unnecessary System Reserve? Forum SolvedResource monitor reports 2mb hardware reserve Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !