Windows 10: Reserved Partition Error - Fix Doesn't Work

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  1.    06 Mar 2018 #1

    Reserved Partition Error - Fix Doesn't Work


    I entered the key to my windows 10 copy and got the error, couldn't update the system reserve partition.

    The solution calls for:

    • Select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
    • Choose Add.
    • Enter Y for the drive letter.


    But when I click, Add, the choice to give a drive letter is blocked, and I can only click on Mount On The Following NTFS Empty Folder.

    Any ideas why?

    Btw, my drive is MBR.
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  2.    06 Mar 2018 #2

    couldn't update the system reserve partition
    The System Reserved Partition is a Hidden Partition used for the Windows OS. It is not something that should be altered. You do not want to add a drive letter to this drive, as it is hidden to keep you from messing with it
    What are you trying to accomplish?
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  3.    06 Mar 2018 #3

    spunk said: View Post
    The System Reserved Partition is a Hidden Partition used for the Windows OS. It is not something that should be altered. You do not want to add a drive letter to this drive, as it is hidden to keep you from messing with it
    What are you trying to accomplish?
    When I registered my Windows 10 and went for updates, I got the stated error message (couldn't update the system reserve partition). On Microsoft's site, they list the steps you need to take to rectify the error. I was simply trying to follow the instructions.

    Apparently, I have insufficient space on the System Reserved partition.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,265
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       06 Mar 2018 #4

    How big are the SSDs you show in My Computer? They frequently are smaller capacity than HDDs.
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  5. Posts : 19,871
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       06 Mar 2018 #5

    Please update the specs in the "My Computer" section:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums Windows 10 Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    1) Open disk management > widen each of these columns so that the contents in each row is not cut off > post an image into the thread with a one drive or drop box share link
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of Windows 10 Tutorials

    2) Download and install: Minitool partition wizard:
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    3) Run HD Tune:
    http://www.hdtune.com/
    Post images into the thread for the results of the tests on these tabs:
    a) Health (SMART)
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan

    4) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    5) sfc /scannow
    6) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    7) bcdedit /enum
    8) bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    9) diskpart
    10) list disk
    11) list volume
    12) select disk 0
    13) list partition
    14) select disk 1
    15) list partition
    16) exit
    17) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread
    18) chkdsk /x /f /r
    This may take many hours so plan to run overnight.

    C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk /x /f /r
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.


    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
    checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

    Type: Y
    reboot

    19) Use the information in this link to find the chkdsk report in the event viewer. Copy and paste > notepad > save to the desktop > copy and paste into the thread:
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6.    07 Mar 2018 #6

    my main hard drive is drive 2. how does that affect commands 12 and 14? Also got this error:

    found corrupt files, unable to fix.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails disk.jpg   health.jpg   bench.jpg   error.jpg  
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  7. Posts : 19,871
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 Mar 2018 #7

    1) Please post an image of the mini tool partition wizard into the thread.

    2) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    3) sfc /scannow
    4) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    5) bcdedit /enum
    6) bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    7) diskpart
    8) list disk
    9) list volume
    10) select disk 0
    11) list partition
    12) select disk 1
    13) list partition
    14) select disk 2
    15) list partition
    16) select disk 3
    17) list partition
    18) exit
    19) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    20) Run the beta log collector and post a zip into this thread:
    (use extract > open)
    log collector v2-beta08.zip
    21) If there is a problem running the beta log collector then use the DM log collector:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums
    The beta log collector will collector more information and is preferred for the troubleshooting.

    22) Open the website for the motherboard manufacturer > support/drivers > enter the model > select the operating system > view drivers and BIOS > post URL or hyperlink into the thread

    23) Run the chkdsk /x /f /r command on every partition using the syntax chkdsk /x /f /r C: or chkdsk /x /f /r : D changing the drive letter to the applicable partition.
    For each chkdsk command find the report in the event viewer. Copy and paste > notepad > save to the desktop > post into the thread
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    24) Increase the free space on drive C: so that there is 30 - 35 GB free space
    Last edited by zbook; 07 Mar 2018 at 14:34.
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  8.    07 Mar 2018 #8

    Your Windows partitions are split across two SSDs for some reason. It is much better practice to keep them on the same disk.

    Noted your page file has been moved to a different partition (F).

    You only show the results of disk checks for the smaller of the two SSDs.
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  9.    07 Mar 2018 #9

    dalchina said: View Post
    Your Windows partitions are split across two SSDs for some reason. It is much better practice to keep them on the same disk.

    Noted your page file has been moved to a different partition (F).

    You only show the results of disk checks for the smaller of the two SSDs.
    I have 2 separate boot SSDs (C and F). I boot each depending on what I want to do. Never been a problem before. The other drives just hold static data. Read only.
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
    (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
    of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
    example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
    supported in offline servicing scenarios.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.10586.0

    Image Version: 10.0.10586.0

    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /enum

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=G:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {7c23bf4e-d6f9-11e5-b853-fd427962d3d8}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    {bdbdbd00-6057-11e0-a7f3-ce9adfd72002}
    timeout 30

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 10
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {baf3d4da-d6f9-11e5-b853-fd427962d3d8}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \WINDOWS
    resumeobject {7c23bf4e-d6f9-11e5-b853-fd427962d3d8}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Standard

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    osdevice partition=C:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart

    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10586

    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: JIM-PC

    DISKPART> list disk

    Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
    Disk 0 Online 111 GB 0 B
    Disk 1 Online 111 GB 0 B *
    Disk 2 Online 167 GB 449 MB
    Disk 3 Online 232 GB 1024 KB *

    DISKPART> list volume

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    Volume 0 H Digital_LG CDFS DVD-ROM 690 MB Healthy
    Volume 1 E Blaze 120 NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy
    Volume 2 D PNY-120 GB NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy
    Volume 3 G System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System
    Volume 4 C Intel NTFS Partition 167 GB Healthy Boot
    Volume 5 F NTFS Partition 231 GB Healthy Pagefile
    Volume 6 Recovery NTFS Partition 450 MB Healthy Hidden
    Volume 7 FAT32 Partition 100 MB Healthy Hidden
    Volume 8 NTFS Partition 852 MB Healthy Hidden

    DISKPART> select disk 0

    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list partition

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 111 GB 1024 KB

    DISKPART> select disk 1

    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list partition

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Reserved 128 MB 17 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 111 GB 129 MB

    DISKPART> select disk 2

    Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list partition

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 167 GB 101 MB

    DISKPART> select disk 3

    Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list partition

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Recovery 450 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 System 100 MB 451 MB
    Partition 3 Reserved 16 MB 551 MB
    Partition 4 Primary 231 GB 567 MB
    Partition 5 Recovery 852 MB 232 GB

    DISKPART> exit

    Leaving DiskPart...

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    {{}}
    https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/suppo...html#down-bios
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  10.    07 Mar 2018 #10

    I can't run that chkdsk operation on drive C, it says it's in use by another process. I can re-boot with my other drive to check the current C drive.
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