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why system reserved disk is appeared?

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    why system reserved disk is appeared?


    i have installed dual windows 8 and windows 7 . i did this many times but this time when i open my computer to explore disks then i saw system reserved disk too there? this was never happened to me . so please tell me at what condition this happens and is it the fault of the pc .? should i re install windows to avoid this? does it harm my pc if it remains there ? plz urgently help me admins and friends,,,
    Last edited by dare2winnn; 28 Dec 2012 at 09:25.

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    See this post

    To hide it see this

    Other info
    Here
    And here

    If you do a clean install to an already partitioned disc drive the System Reserved drive does not appear to be created - for example I don't have one - see the first paragraph in the last link I posted above.
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    thanks for the quick response..... please reply my some other queries too.....and image is attached here
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    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version this red circle is the problem one.....please read my other queries too. so help me
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Disk management, not my computer.


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    If you read the various posts I linked previously you will see answers to all your questions.

    In Summary:

    1. The System Reserved 'drive' only appears if you upgrade to Win 8 or if you create the partition to install Win 8 when you are installing it.
    2. It does no harm to your PC - Windows did create it at installation for a reason.
    3. Once created it can be removed - but this is not easy and is not just a case of 'deleting' it
    4. It can be hidden from Explorer by simply removing the 'drive' letter in Disk Management

    Reading the links I posted explain all of this - but more fully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pewe View Post
    If you read the various posts I linked previously you will see answers to all your questions.

    In Summary:

    1. The System Reserved 'drive' only appears if you upgrade to Win 8 or if you create the partition to install Win 8 when you are installing it.
    2. It does no harm to your PC - Windows did create it at installation for a reason.
    3. Once created it can be removed - but this is not easy and is not just a case of 'deleting' it
    4. It can be hidden from Explorer by simply removing the 'drive' letter in Disk Management

    Reading the links I posted explain all of this - but more fully.
    The System reserved showing in My Computer is most likely caused, by incorrectly install of the dual boot, thereby making two System reserved, which is very harmful.
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    oh your reply raised my tension....ok I will tell you the all steps what I did cause I am doing same many times/////
    1.as u see I have one c drive primary and d and e drive I made logical and I created new drive for installation of windows 8
    2, I inserted windows 7 dvd and restarted the dell laptop and pressed f12 and choose the option from dvd install
    3.i choose the language and clicked in install[
    4 went to custom and formatted the system reserve and c drive to clean everything..
    5, choosing c drive I clicked next and waited to windows expanding filles 100% and pc roobooted the I did all process like naming pc .user etc and at last I got the win 7 desktop then
    6, I inserted win 8 n and choose language and again custom option was choosen and this time I formatted new disk made drive of 30 gb and did next and rest same process and went to windows 8 desktop....same I was doing many times but I didn't see the system 100 MB disk....

    so is there anything wrong in the installation? please suggest or ask me any thing that u didn't understand but help me plz

    and you told about harmful...what type of harming ..
    and I am posting u disk manager too and there is only one system reserved disk NOT TW0.....so does it harm? QUOTE=theog;165679]
    Quote Originally Posted by pewe View Post
    If you read the various posts I linked previously you will see answers to all your questions.

    In Summary:

    1. The System Reserved 'drive' only appears if you upgrade to Win 8 or if you create the partition to install Win 8 when you are installing it.
    2. It does no harm to your PC - Windows did create it at installation for a reason.
    3. Once created it can be removed - but this is not easy and is not just a case of 'deleting' it
    4. It can be hidden from Explorer by simply removing the 'drive' letter in Disk Management

    Reading the links I posted explain all of this - but more fully.
    The System reserved showing in My Computer is most likely caused, by incorrectly install of the dual boot, thereby making two System reserved, which is very harmful.[/QUOTE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Disk management, not my computer.


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    Can you post a screenshot of Disk management
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