KB: How to Remove ... "System Reserved" Partition *
I found this Knowledge Base TeraByte article in a Google Search or "system reserved". This is about removing a special partition in Windows installations, 7 and above.
I did my installation of Windows 7 Ultimate a little differently. I installed the System Reserve partition on a drive different from the one for the Windows installation. I would like to remove this drive since I don't use this huge drive for anything but this little 100MB partition.
I've tried the procedure as outlined in the KB article and it looked like it was successful, except for a few parts.
First at step 7 (and 16), I spooked and decided that I needed to do this despite the fact that my installation is Windows 7 and step 7 is supposed to be for 8.x/10 only. I got all the same responses as if it were 8.x/10, and I still got no boot when trying to boot from the Windows drive. I went through the whole procedure again and this time omitted this step and still no boot.
Another problem I saw on both attempts was steps 9 though 11. When I tried the command "dir c:\ /ah", the C:\Boot folder did not show up. It did show up in a simple "dir c:\" search.
In addition I tried repairing the Boot Sector using the KB article "How to Rebuild the Boot Sector ..." ** by applying bootsect.exe from an install disk boot. Still no success. I also tried Startup Repair on the install disk. No success.
I've tried a couple of permutations of the above after completely disconnecting the System Reserve disk and relocating the Windows disk to the 0 disk position in the motherboard. No luck.
Is there something else I can do the get rid of this System Reserve disk. Is this actually a novel situation requiring a different procedure?
Any and all tips or clues would be appreciated.
Last edited by TBpksky
on Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:54 am, edited 1 time in total.