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2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

Q: 2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

I purchased a new 1TB harddrive to host Windows 7. The installation was without any problem. Prior to installation, I removed all harddrives, including another 1TB data backup harddrive.

When I installed the second drive, with all my important backed up data, it comes identified by Windows 7 as drive D: System Reserved. There are no contents despite the properties indicating about 40% used space. Where did my data go? Please tell me it's not lost!! How can I get access to this drive??

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A: 2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

I'm assuming the old hard drive still has W7 installed on it?

If so the issue is that the old hard drive still has a Active partition on it. You should not have 2 Active partitions on one system, and that will caused these kinds of problems.

You can use a third party tool like Partition Wizard for bootable CD to remove the active flag from the old hard drive,
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or you can use Diskpart
Partition - Mark as Inactive

Just to simplify things and avoid any problems you should disconnect all unnecessary drives while running Diskpart. You need to be able to select the correct drive from it's properties or partition sizes because normal drive identification will not be available.

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A:Installed SSD. Move "System Reserved" to SSD and make SSD boot?

I am not exactly sure what you did here. I suggest you restart and do those steps

1. On your Disk0 HDD, move the bootmgr from the 100MB partition to C:. You can do that with EasyBCD. The instructions are here. You take the option "Change the boot drive". That way we'll get the 100MB partition out of the way.

2. Make an image of your C partition (which is now the active partition). Take free Macrium or free Paragon for that task - but NOT Windows7 imaging.

3. Delete everything on your SSD (with Disk Management or the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) so that the whole SSD is unallocated space. You can also use Secure Erase if you want to cleanup the Nands.

4 Define an aligned, active partition on the SSD. Instructions are here.

5. Restore your image from C: into that partition.

6. Change the bootorder in the BIOS to boot from the SSD and you should be on your way.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/206401-installed-ssd-move-system-reserved-ssd-make-ssd-boot.html
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With EaseUS Backup Tool, I've cloned these two partitions ("System Reserved" and "C") to same-sized partitions on a external HDD ("X" and "Y"). Picture tells it concisely:
How to make drives "X" and "Y" boot-able?

In "Disk Management", I've noticed these partition labels missing:"X" (or "System Reserved") is missing System label,
"Y" (or "OS") is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump labels

Thank you!

A:Both "System reserved" and "C" partition cloned to external HDD: boot?

You cannot boot Win7 on external HD, unless it is connected via eSATA.

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Hi,
My windows 7 is suddenly applying a drive letter to the system partition, and removing the letter which causes the "new disk inserted" window to keep popping up every half second. In Disk Manager the drive letter appears and disappears every half second.
The only way I've stopped it is to permanently apply a drive letter, which means it is now visible in windows explorer.
 

A:System reserved partition becoming "visible" and intermittently assigned drive letter by Windows

I assume by 'system partition' you really mean the hidden system restore partition installed by your PC builder? If so, then after I just fired up Paragon Partition Manager to see what it makes of that partition on my Win 7 PC, I find the partition is Primary, NTFS, active, not hidden, volume name WinRe.

The main interesting thing is the volume letter seems to be set to '*'. It appears as (*) rather than (C: ) as the OS drive does. Furthermore, the main menu has a 'partition' tab, where one of the options is 'assign drive letter', and the next option below is 'remove drive letter' which is currently greyed out.

Looking at the standard Windows computer management, storage, disk management, I see a similar picture, except there is no volume letter at all (apparent in that window anyway).

Quite how the partition gets identified in that way is a puzzle, but you might try a free partition manager, such as gparted and see what that says, and possibly allows you to change. As I say above, Paragon Partition Manager might let you de-assign a drive letter but I dont dare try it myself
 

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Hi so first of all i'm going to tell you that i have two hard drives one is WD Caviar Black TB primary which is partitioned in two Reserved 7 conflict"!!! Windows "System 100MB quot Local Disks quot GB for the OS and GB for games and other stuff and the secondary hard drive is WD Caviar Blue GB which i Windows 7 "System Reserved 100MB conflict"!!! had partitioned also in two local Windows 7 "System Reserved 100MB conflict"!!! disks but after of using for a long time it seemed that it was in its end but after searching online i found that it had some quot soft bad sectors quot and those can be fixed by doing a quot Low Level Format quot so i downloaded quot Active Kill-Disk quot to do it so i Windows 7 "System Reserved 100MB conflict"!!! did it successfuly and after it finished i didn't get again the quot local disks quot in My Computer but in Disk Management yes but this time like a quot Unallocated space GB quot and i went into the Windows format process to format it and make a new partition so the process of quot paritions quot in the windows setup was like this Disk Partition Unallocated space mb instead of quot System Reserved mb and i don't know why Disk Partition Local Disk C Operating System GB Disk Partition Local Disk D DATA GB Disk Partition Unallocated space GB And when i saw the Disk Partition named to quot Unallocated space mb quot i was a bit frustated because always it was quot System Reserved mb quot and not Unallocated BTW when i right click on Disk partition unallocated space gb to create a new partition i just leaved as it is GB and after creating it as a partition i got a new quot System Reserved mb partition quot above the GB and what i did i just removed again the partition to make it unallocated and after that i removed the Unallocated space mb in the top and Partition to make a new partition with the normal quot system reserved mb quot and after that to make new partition with the GB to not get system reserved partitions but when i removed Disk Partition and Disk Partition and created it again to GB i didn't get again any system reserved partition so i selected that partition even i didn't get a system reserved partition and i continued to install Windows on it and after it finished and got desktop i went to Disk Management and Unallocated space GB i maked it a new volume partition but now it seems that quot System Reserved mb partition quot is in the Disk instead of Disk and this is going to afraid me because if i do a clean install in the future the System Reserved mb will still be in Disk instead of Disk which is inormal so please for the God sake tell me what to do to get the normal partitions inclunding the System Reserved partition so for the next clean install of windows to have to do only with Partition Local Disk C GB without touching others partitions So thank you so much for your effort and sorry for my poor english Here is also the the screenshot of Disk Management click on image for full size

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so i used method 2, having windows 7 installed first. everything worked out perfectly, except this one glitch. i have a 100 MB System Reserved Partition that came with my Windows 7 install, and it doesn't show up on Windows 7 (unless i assign it a drive letter) and in Windows XP... its defaulted as drive C! this means that it doesn't let me change the drive letter, and every time i try to install something it tries to install to drive C, which has only 60 mb left, even though its blank, and i have to tell it to install to E (what windows XP initially mounts itself as)

Please, can you help in any way? it's highly frustrating

A:Problem XP sees Windows 7 "System Reserved" as C

Hi!

I have the exact same problem, System Reserved is the C-drive and cannot be changed. XP installation has taken F-drive. I have not found a solution for this anywhere. I have assigned the System Reserved partition drive letter S in Windows 7, but still the same drive letter setup remains in xp.

Does anyone know how this affects the operating system operation and possibly how this could be fixed?
Should the drive letter for System Reserved partition be given in Windows 7 before installing XP or does the drive letter assignment given in Windows 7 even have anything to do with the letter that appears in XP?

Thanks in advance if anyone could shed some light regarding this!
I'll ofcourse post here if i find a solution.

- Dennis

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Newbie here. I have searched around for a while but have not found a post with my exact situation.

I just installed a new Seagate Momentus 500gb (7200rpm) SATA drive in my Lenovo X61 laptop and have been working on a installation of Windows7 Ultimate.

Not realizing this was an upgrade install disk, I tried to install Win7. I didn't know about the clean install method, so I started over with an installation of WinXP (slipstreamed to deal with the SATA drive).

Next, I ran the Custom Installation upgrade to Win7.

So far, it seems to be working ok.

However, the Local Drive is D: instead of C:. The System Reserved drive in labeled C:. Should I be concerned? Should/Can I change this?

Attached are screenshots of Disk Management and explorer window.

Thank you for any info.
-Nate

A:"System Reserved (C:)" and "Local Disk (D:)" ??

Try removing the System Reserved drive letter in Disk Management to see if Win7 claims C instead. It sometimes works.

There is no reason you can't operate with Win7 as D even though it is meant to always assume the C letter unless it's installer is run from another OS.

But if you do I would not allow a drive letter for SysReserved as programs can write to and corrupt it, especially the ability to make Win7 backup images.

Now that you know you can clean install Win7 without needing XP on the HD, I would strongly consider booting the installer to do a Custom install, choose Drive Options to Delete all partitions, Create new as you wish, then Format before installing to first partition after SysReserved it will create for you. The installer will see an OS at boot to allow use of Upgrade version key upfront during install.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Clean Reinstall steps

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A:"System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB

If you create 200mb sys reserved, mark it active and 7 will install boot critical files to it.






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Is it better to have a System Reserved partition present on a dual boot system?


No, it doesn't matter.






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can a Windows/Linux dual-boot system be successfully configured on a system where the boot files are present on the C:/ drive (Windows)?


Yes






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What might be the boot load (Win or Linux Grub, etc.) issues or problems I would meet with a "single partition" Windows OS?


None. You can let grub2 install to mbr and use the grub boot menu to control evrything, or you can install grub2 to the linux partition, then add it to windows boot menu (That is what I do, but just slightly complicated).

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A:System Reserved drive shows up after "2nd OS" install (dualboot)

Hello cajuan93

Just remove the drive letter totally from the system reserved partition in disk management to stop it showing up in My Computer. By default that partition should not have a drive letter assigned to it.

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A:Sugestion of Install with or whitout "system reserved partition" ?

Since there is no System Active flag on XP, if XP is booting then according to the screenshot SysReserved contains the boot files for XP as well.

In this case during reinstall of Win7 I would use Custom>Drive Options to delete SysReserved and Win7 partitions, create a partition in that space, then format and click Next to install.

Win7 should configure a Dual Boot menu during install. If not, afterwards install EasyBCD 2.02 to Win7 to Add XP, accept boot files, let it autocomplete, Save, Reboot to Dual Boot menu.

Is 30gb large enough for your Win7 install? I would want it larger myself. If you'd like to borrow some space from the data partition, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize E from the left by the amount you wish to increase C's size before the reinstall. Back up your data and be sure not to touch E during reinstall.

Tips for getting a perfect one: Reinstalling Windows 7

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A:When installing W7, it makes def. a "system reserved partition", why ?

It's hardly worth fretting about. I can take it or leave it.

If you use Bitlocker or plan to Dual Boot then it's best to have it.

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A:Upgrade from Win 7 -> Win10 failed. Now other HD "system reserved"

All you have to do is set the C partition Active and run startup repair until windows boots again.

There is no moving of the system reserved partition, you are simply writing the system files to the C partition so windows will boot again, but as I have said, the C partition HAS to be marked Active in order to do that. It can easily be done with a partition Wizard Boot CD and a System Repair Disc, also known a Startup repair disc, made on any Windows 7 machine of the same bit version, 32 or 64 bit and of the same Service Pack version, hopefully your Windows version was Service Pack 1.

It can also be marked Active using Diskpart with your install DVD or aforementioned System repair disc.

Method 2

Partition - Mark as Active

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A:How do I create the "system reserved" partition for use by Bitlocker?

Hello Snake, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you use the BitLocker wizard to encrypt the OS drive, then BitLocker will automatically create the System Reserved partition for you.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have 2 drives. One for the OS (an SSD with 120 GB of space), another for storage purpose (2TB).

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Disk 1 Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 1 Partition 2: System

Should I delete System Reserved if I want to do a clean install? Will it be recreated on its own?

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A:What is the "system reserved" partion of my hard disk used for ?

The System Reserved partition is used to hold the system boot manager, and is also used for:

1. Bitlocker Drive Encryption if you use Windows Professional or Ultimate
2. Accessed as part of some OEM recovery functionality

If you don't use the above, you can delete this partition, by carefully following these steps to easily move the boot manager to C:

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

The benfit to doing this is that you only need to specify a single partition -- e.g. C: -- for imaging using Macrium.

If you choose to keep the System Reserved partition, then you should include that in any Macrium image.

Hope that explains it.

Regards,
Golden

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A:Visible "System Reserved" partition

Hello mate.


So you can get the correct advice, please post a maximized snip / screen-shot of Windows 7 disk management, making sure the individual columns in the top section are clearly readable, have a look at this tutorial linked below.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot

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Thanks

Andrew

A:Moving "System Reserved" partition

Welcome to SF!

I did all this using Partition Wizard and changing the Boot Sequence in BIOS.

I didn't have any problems- just make some backups first.

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Im not really sure why it did this, as 100mb is not a lot of space on a 120gb SSD.

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Gstratto.

A:[SOLVED] SSD "system reserved partition"

Hello gstratto,

The system reserved partition contains all the data needed to boot the drive, so in other words, it has no boot manager and nothing to tell the drive where to boot. Normally when this drive becomes corrupt, we can repair those files and get it up and running again. However when it has been deleted, I'm unsure if you can.

You could try to boot the installation DVD; and instead of choosing "Install now", choose "Automatically repair my computer" and see if it turns up any faults. If unsuccessful, you should make a backup of that HDD (Put it into another PC and extract the data) and reinstall the drive.

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Don't know if all that matters.
But now System Reserved shows up in Windows Explorer. Strictly speaking, it shouldn't.

A:"Unsee" System Reserved in Explorer

It's probably been given a drive letter, you can remove it so it won't show in explorer,

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

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A:Unwanted partition : "System Reserved"

That partition is created when you install 7 to unallocated space. If you create a partition and format it, 7 shouldn't create that partition.

This partition contains boot files and memory test. It needs to be active. Don't know if it will work, but booting from the 7 dvd and doing a repair install might fix. Might have to do it 2 or 3 times to get it all straightened out.

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FYI:
----
Windows XP Pro SP2
Diskeeper 8
NTFS for all HDDs
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A:Where to put the MBR? On the "System Reserved" 100 MB partition?

The MBR is fixed - it's the System boot files represented by the System flag which can be moved if necessary.

Where is the System flag appearing now, SysReserved? I would leave it there and remove any drive letter in Disk Mgmt if one exists.

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A:Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

When you installed the OCZ drive, it sound like you had the 80gb HD connected. So the boot up files got written to the 80 gb HD. Do you have a Win7 install DVD ? If so run startup repair 3 times in a row with the 80gb disconnected.

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A:"system reserved" on the second HDD?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by albert1234


I have just bought a laptop. Looking to HDDs I realized that "system reserved" is on the second drive(e:\) whereas windows7 is on the first drive( c:\)
Now I wonder What would happen if I exchange my second HDD? As far as I know "system reserved" contains files which are used during boot. So could I face a disaster while booting the computer after having removed the first HDD?



Absolutely correct. system reserved (and the hidden boot) needs to be left where they were installed

Ken

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A:Please help, "operating system not found", can i buy new harddrive?

Try checking the boot order under the bios option, make sure that it is set to boot hard drive first.
 

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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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A:Main drive partition reading as "System Reserved" partition

The partition on that drive in which the boot manager files live must be set as "active", in order for the BIOS of your machine to go there to start the boot process. And it also must be of type "primary" in order for it to be set "active". If the partition in which the boot manager files you've mentioned live is currently not set as "active", then that would explain why you can't boot to that drive.

And of course, that hard drive must be listed as the first hard drive in the boot sequence of the BIOS setup, so that the "active" partition on that drive (which is supposed to contain the boot manager files) can be used to kick off the boot process.

This "active" partition is typically that 100MB "system reserved", with the real Win7 system partition itself being a second and much larger partition.

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Anyway, what is the nature of the two partitions you're looking at... i.e. the one with the boot manager files and the other with the Win7 system files?

Screenshot possible? You can also use Partition Wizard to examine the hard drive and modify the "active" vs. "inactive" status of the partitions if necessary.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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A:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
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Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error
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A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!

Roger

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A:"System" on the wrong harddrive. Help?

Bump, please someone help. I don't want my old hard drive dying and then me not being able to boot Windows.

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A:"Antivirus System Pro Alert" Messages Popping Up BUT i never installed this program

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A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".

You need to have a floppy with the proper driver then press F6 at the beginning of the Windows install process. With the proper drivers, Windows will find your hard drive (probabyl a SATA one) & will allow you to use it as a boot drive.

ps. please use the search function as this topic has been discussed quite a few times.
 

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cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit "

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A:Windowx Xp Home Crisis "The system is not fully installed...?"

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A:XP Reinstall: System device issues - "No Drivers Are Installed"

Those should work fine without drivers. Did you install SP3?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-reinstall-system-device-issues-no-drivers-are-installed-348914.html
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NEW EDIT

Okay, I was able to find the WINDOWS folder, and it seems my files are intact. However, the problem of there being no "system32" folder remains, prohibiting me from editing the registry. I'm going insane trying to figure this one out, so please help me out!

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A:Computer Running Alot,no virus identified with AVG,"Recovered from Serious Error"

i run AVG also and have had no problems. i also run panda free on line scan once a week. it takes some time but i think you should try it. website below i see you have a lot of symantec files showing. you should not be running two anti virus programs together.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-running-alot-no-virus-identified-with-avg-recovered-from-serious-error.333861/
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A:Opens multiple windows with "harddrive error". After shut down, everything gone.

EDIT: I have Microsoft Security Essentials.

What I was mostly doing WHEN it happened, was browsing reddit while chatting with my friends on facebook. They also linked and directed me rather discusting subreddits (as a joke of course), but the second I got in there and noticed what it was, I closed the tab.

Else I haven't downloaded anything particular the last week. And nothing from untrusted websites; I'm normally pretty careful with downloading.

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A:Internet Explorer 11 gone - but "is already installed on this system"

You might get better help if you get this thread moved to the Windows Updates & Activation sub-forum.

I found this MS thread you can look through and see if you want to try some suggestions:
Cannot Uninstall Internet Explorer 11

http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/359734-internet-explorer-11-gone-but-already-installed-system.html
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reoneill
 

A:What determines if a program is installed under "All Users" or "user name"?

Usually some of the programs give you an option to install it under your user name or for all users during the setup process. So say if I was installing (CVTae) a resume programming on a Windows XP computer it will after the installation process ask me if I want to install it as all users (so it will show up on the all users start menu so everyone can see it) or just for me. That's where you can decide for yourself where you want to install it.

'So usually it's the user's choice of where it's listed in most cases, but certainly not in all cases.

Hope that helps mate.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-determines-if-a-program-is-installed-under-all-users-or-user-name.744798/
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press control alt delete..missing "NTLDR"...


anyways looks like the other plan with the windows 98 disks..and the windows xp disks to make it boot up...

is canceld... i do have a harddrive in that looks like 98.. but im not to into that, im gonna pop other drive back in and see what every1 has to say..

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I want to do following:

I have bought the full version(RETAIL) WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL. I want to backup all my DATA FILES and "clean install" WINDOWS XP on this computer.

What are the stelp, precautions and anything else I need to take?

Anyother suggestion will be helpful.

Please help!

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A:Want to upgrade operating system from "WINDOWS ME" to "WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL"!

Hi,
1. Back-up all your data.
2. Put CD into CD ROM (you may have to boot from CD). "Do not upgrade" do a clean install.
3. Click HERE for instructions on installation.

As you go along and if you have questions, just ask.

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It was my first time installing windows 7 so i didn't know anything about system reserved partition.
I assumed i should install OS on it so i extended system reserved partition to 60GB and installed windows on it

Now my c: drive, with windows on it, is labeled system reserved.

Everything is working fine, but i don't know if there could be problems in the future.
If so, is there a way to fix it without a reinstall

A:Installed windows 7 on system reserved partition

That`s a crazy way to do it and not the right way, but hey......

Did you use one of the tutorials and follow it correctly ?

If you do not create a partition and install windows, it will make a SR partition and a C: partition with your OS.

Your way is quite a new twist. Just get rid of the system reserve label and see if it reboots.

I would reinstall again , delete all partitions and just install windows to the 1 deleted partition and all will be perfect.

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A:Excel 2010 password protected workbook "reserved by <username>"

Just a bump since there has been no response
 

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A:Two 4Gb DDR3 Ram chips, both show up, but one is "Hardware Reserved"

If its detecting through bios then it should be working. This is indeed odd. So both sticks are similar but different brand, you're running 64 bit and they come up through bios. No hardware faults seem to be present so it could be something os related indeed. Is your system up to date?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/217704-two-4gb-ddr3-ram-chips-both-show-up-but-one-hardware-reserved.html
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A:Unusually High "Hardware Reserved" Memory

My first impression is that the onboard graphics chip is using system memory for video. There should be some BIOS or other setting to control how much system ram it will use.

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Those edits are old school, XPired methods that leave you without WinRE and other important functions. We use automated methods now since there are many more parameters requiring testing and repair than just the BCD when you change the Active boot partition.

Mark the Win7 partition Active, then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

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Not odd... Considering that is a "clean install"(albeit with integrated updates) - thus no update history (file) exists.

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A:Windows 7 installed in a system reserved extended from 100mb to 400gb

Post a screen print of Disk Management.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Read through this tutorial for installing Win 7.
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A:"Your System Is Infected" Background + "Internet Security 2010" virus/malware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid HijackThis no longer provides the information we require.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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A:NO DESKTOP after booting up & SYSTEM RESTORE "Incomplete" & "Strange" Temp Files

Usually when the machine has a "blank" desktop, the boot/startup process has been interupted or is frozen to before Explorer is launched.

You can launch Explorer manually be navigating C:\Windows and double-clicking "Explorer".

If successful, do the following:

Start>Run>(type) "msconfig" and turn off all non-MS services and all startups.

Then, Start>Run>(type) "cmd", and at the command prompt type "chkdsk /f" and schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

Reboot system and report results.

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Hello M4TE and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delay in responding but I just came across your question.

Most newer manufactured computers have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. The manufacturer provides specific instructions on how to access that partition in case you want to restore your machine to the exact condition it was in when it left the factory. That means you'd have to go through the time consuming process of cleaning out factory bloatware (like free trials of programs you'll never need), installing programs you do need, updating everything, creating your personal settings, etc. Here is a general idea of how to access the hidden recovery partition.

HP Recovery From Partition

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A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

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A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To "virprotect.com"

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


=========================================

This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:

Here
or
Here

Save ComboFix to the desktop and please ensure that you disable realtime security/virus programs that monitors your PC while CF is running.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Copy and Paste the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log. Do not use Code or html unless asked for.
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.

Caution...Never run and remove files using ComboFix without being supervised by a security analyst.

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I'm not sure that resetting WU would actually cure your problem - it sounds to me more of a systemic problem, possibly to do with one of the involved technologies (scripting, NET, etc.).

My wuapp.exe has TrustedInstaller as owner, with only Read and Execute permissions for users and Admins.

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A:Trouble with Brother MFC 8300 driver (installed with "Windows Update")

You may have to change to a User with administrative rights or an Administrator.






Quote:
There is a listing for "USB Composite Device" under "Devices" that shows "Brother MFC8600/9650 Series" as a scanner. Not sure what that means.


That means your unit is a MultiFunction device and include Printer, Fax, Copier and Scanner. Sometimes the scanner part will be picked up as a separate device because Win7 has a built-in function for scanning.

From Drivers, utilities and software updates for your Brother Product





Quote:
Dear Brother Customer:

Brother does not have a printer driver available for this model. Most operating systems include printer drivers with their installation program. Please check the manufacturer’s web site of your operating system to see if support is available for this model. If your operating system does not support this model, then this model is not supported.

Thank you for your understanding,
Brother International Corporation

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You can re-install 7 and it will let you choose which OS to boot.

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Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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Try to get to system restore from safe mode. If cannot be done report back and we might try another approach. Try a start up repair
Startup Repair

Many may say, just uninstall. In the case of a bad install, I want to be sure that all is back to where you started and no remnants remain

System Restore

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A:windows vista "no audio output device is installed"

Welcome to TSG:
Any error indicators in device manager?
And you have gone to the HP site and downloaded the latest audio device driver ?
Just to make sure that all bindings etc are correct,I might,in de3vice manager,uninstall the device and re-boot. See if that helps.
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uninstall the printer; reboot and then reinstall
 

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Are you talking about the new small Service Pack 1 update ?

Your windows already shows Service Pack 1 in system properties doesn`t it ?

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What does Device Manager look like ?

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Hey everyone Today I got myself driver Windows installed" not was 7: "Device software successfully a new webcam for my PC Unfortunately I am unable to get it to work It is a TeckNet HD p Webcam and is supposed to be simple to set up -- you're supposed to plug it in and it's ready to go but instead I see the above error message The lights on the webcam instantly light up so I do know that there is power being supplied to the webcam It also came with Windows 7: "Device driver software was not successfully installed" a disc which contains an exe file When I follow the steps and hit Install however it comes up with the following message Quote quot Please plug-in UVC VIDEO CAMERA device quot I should point out that as far as I can tell this software isn't necessary for the webcam to function I believe it's simply a means of recording There is nothing else on the disc no drivers or any such important files There is also nothing on the manufacturer's website In Control Panel's Devices and Printers quot TeckNet quot appears under the Unspecified category with a yellow warning symbol When I attempt to quot Update Driver quot through Properties I get this Quote quot Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it USB Composite Device Access is denied quot I don't think the problem is specific to this device either The exact same problem actually applies to a memory stick owned by one of my relatives at least when I put it in my machine I put this in the other night only for it to give the same quot not successfully installed quot error but I shrugged it at the time thinking it would work the next day upon a reboot Yet the problem persists The memory stick does work on my laptop so it seems the issue is with my computer All of my long-term devices such as my mouse keyboard dongle and speakers however all function perfectly I have tried plugging it into different slots multiple restarts Microsoft's Fix It tool hours of Google searching and still nothing At this point I'm desperate for anyone's suggestions I am not sure if this is related or a separate issue but I'll throw it in here in case it's of use I am also strangely unable to install Windows' quot optional quot updates I selected some described with the purpose of quot resolving issues in Windows quot but when I restart they will not install correctly upon booting I forget the exact pop-up error message right now but I can find out if anyone wants it Thank you so much for reading and thanks in advance to your responses

A:Windows 7: "Device driver software was not successfully installed"

Hello Wonder Reece. Welcome to the forum.

In your google search did you find and try this solution:
Windows 7 will not install new USB Drives - Microsoft Community

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/328513-windows-7-device-driver-software-not-successfully-installed.html