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February 13, 2013 2:08:06 PM

Hi, I bought an Intel 330 SSD, installed Windows 7 on it and saw a 100 mb drive partition. I got irritated because it always shows up on My Computer so I deleted and merged it. Now I want to reformat and reinstall the OS but whenever I do so the windows 7 installation doesn't recognize the drive and keeps asking for drivers. But now I know that the 100 mb partition is system reserved and keeps the drivers for the drive. But it also should have automatically hidden itself upon windows installation. So now how do I restore that 100 mb system reserved partition? Or should I just send it back to Intel?

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February 13, 2013 2:28:59 PM

should have not touched it
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February 13, 2013 2:34:06 PM

This is not what you want to hear, but you have to re-install windows.

The 100MB boot partition is essential to booting and DOES NOT AND WILL NEVER AUTOMATICALLY HIDE ITSELF. It doesnt on my partition manager, im sure it doesn't on alvine's partition manager, and I'd be willing to bet it doesnt hide itself on the persons partition manager who founded this website.

Next time leave your 100MB system partition alone.
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February 14, 2013 1:41:52 AM

Yeah now I regret it, but what's done is done. So is there nothing that I could do about it and just send the ssd back to Intel to restore that partition?
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February 14, 2013 1:46:12 AM

Have you already deleted your os? I'm guessing yes. If that's the case, I would have to say your out of luck.
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February 14, 2013 10:30:20 PM

Send the ssd back to intel? Don't you have a windows disk you can use to install windows or repair windows?
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February 15, 2013 5:05:21 AM

@kjwinden

I have, but I figured that those driver files that I deleted are from Intel, because the first time I hooked it up on my pc it already had those. So Intel is the one that put those there and what I want is to restore it back to its default factory settings. And if I don't have a way to do it myself, meaning I don't get help here, then sending it back would probably be the best option.
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February 16, 2013 4:52:41 AM

No the boot files are installed when you install windows, ignore kylemills obvious spam software. Use your windows system disk to run a windows repair, if not then you just have to reinstall windows. If you send the disk to intel all they will do is send it back after asking WTF...and charging you the shipping fees.
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February 18, 2013 12:59:06 AM

Best answer selected by TomsHardWood.
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February 18, 2013 1:04:46 AM

Kjwinden said:
No the boot files are installed when you install windows, ignore kylemills obvious spam software. Use your windows system disk to run a windows repair, if not then you just have to reinstall windows. If you send the disk to intel all they will do is send it back after asking WTF...and charging you the shipping fees.


Ok thanks.
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