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  1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       02 Nov 2016 #1

    Active partition


    i am trying to set an active partition but my computer shows 7 partitions. How do I know what one to set as active?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,145
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       02 Nov 2016 #2

    if you use this tutorial ... Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums to post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk manager or other application (expand as far as possible or take multiple screen shots so that all information is available)
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  3.    02 Nov 2016 #3

    Welcome to the forum. Active means it's the one it boots from and has the system files most often in windows it's called system reserved very small 120meg post a screenshot of disk manager if in doubt
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  4.    02 Nov 2016 #4

    Most but not all Windows have a System Reserved partition - mark that Active. If no SysRes, then mark partition containing Windows Active.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       02 Nov 2016 #5

    I tried to make the "reserved" partition active and it says the selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk??
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  6. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       02 Nov 2016 #6

    I am simply trying to reset my computer but when I try it says "a required drive partition is missing". Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way.
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  7.    02 Nov 2016 #7

    As Barman asked earlier, are you able to post a pic of your hard-drive structure as given by Disk Management?
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  8. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       02 Nov 2016 #8

    I think this is what was asked for
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,382
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Nov 2016 #9

    You have a GPT partitioned disk booting from UEFI. It won't have an active partition. The active partition is for MBR partitioned disks booting from legacy BIOS. The required partition missing is the recovery partition which is not set properly in the Windows Recovery Environment.

    Right click on the start icon, select the Command Prompt (Admin). In the elevated command prompt window that opens, run:

    reagentc /info

    You should get a result like:

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: fcaab80d-8717-11e6-843d-aa73efa5da58
        Recovery image location:
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Post your results here and we can help more.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       02 Nov 2016 #10

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