Windows 10: Drive from old computer shows up as System Reserved

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  1.    17 Mar 2018 #11

    I am also adding a shot of This PC. It shows the old driving listed twice as system reserved and drive E. I thank you for the assistance you are providing.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2018 #12

    Thanks for the screenshots. There's nothing in Disk Management to suggest anything is wrong.

    It's odd that CrystalDisk couldn't see the drive while Disk management can, though. At you sure it was plugged in before opening CrystalDisk Info? Try again, perhaps with the drive in another usb port if you are accessing it using an external drive enclosure.

    Have you tried chkdsk /f yet?

    PS: if you want to stop the System Reserved partition appearing as D: then just remove its drive letter using Disk Management.
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  3.    17 Mar 2018 #13

    I did and I got a box that said disk check cant be performed because windows can't access the disk. I also shut everything down and restarted and tried crystaldisk again with the same results as before.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2018 #14

    Is this drive in an external usb enclosure? If so, do you have access to another PC you could try it on?

    I'm leaning towards a hardware fault, either the drive itself or (if you use one) the drive enclosure or its cable.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2018 #15

    Is the 'old' drive an HDD or an SDD?
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  6.    17 Mar 2018 #16

    it i not in an enclosure. it is connected by a cord. I can try it on another laptop. It has done the same thing to me on the other laptop as far as coming up in This PC as system restored and E. I have no problem trying it again though.
    it is an HDD
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       17 Mar 2018 #17

    code3boots said: View Post
    It has done the same thing to me on the other laptop as far as coming up in This PC as system restored and E.
    As I said, that is correct behaviour, there are two normal ntfs partitions and they will each get a drive letter. The fact that System Reserved is not normally accessible when booted in the original PC is neither here nor there, you get access to it whether you need it or not.

    The Recovery Partition on the old drive is recognised as being special, so that didn't get assigned a drive letter.
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  8.    17 Mar 2018 #18

    I tried it on the other laptop again and get the same results. I will try a new cord or an enclosure for it. Will have to wait for Amazon as we live in a community that doesn't sell items of this nature. Thank you for the assistance.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2018 #19

    code3boots said: View Post
    I tried it on the other laptop again and get the same results...
    ...Thank you for the assistance.
    You're welcome.

    That certainly eliminates the PC as the source of problem. If you have a spare drive to hand you could try that in the enclosure as a further test.

    Good luck, I hope it is just the cord/enclosure and not the drive itself.
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