A 2nd System Reserved on Another Hard Drive Under Its Own Drive Letter

  1. Trisuniel's Avatar
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    MS Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    A 2nd System Reserved on Another Hard Drive Under Its Own Drive Letter


    So I have this other System Reserved Partition that isn't for my main drive (C). It is under a drive I use for backing up (F). Now it wouldn't really be a big issue as it isn't much space but it also has it's own drive letter (D) which I find unorganized. I guess I could just remove it which should remove the drive? But I'm not sure if it's safe to do so since I'm not really sure the importance of this even if it's not under my main drive.

    Could someone let me know if I can just remove this without issues arriving later?

    Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/sdJMl6T.png
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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       #2

    Temporarily disconnect disk 0 (contains F and D) by disconnecting the SATA cable from it then reboot your PC. If it boot then you can safely delete the System Reserved D.

    To delete the system reserved partition from disk 0 (Drive D), Open Admin command prompt:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 0
    3. select partition 1
    4. delete partition override
    5. exit


    After done with the above, You might also want to swap the SATA cables between disk0 and disk1 to make C drive on disk 0 and F drive on disk 1.
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    You are good to go to delete the system reserved partition on the current disk 0. Your computer is booting from disk 1 (according to the screenshot you posted).

    If you swap the sata cables to make your boot drive and C: drive disc 0, you might also have to change the hard drive boot order in bios.
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  4. Trisuniel's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    MS Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks to both of you. I deleted the partition, the drive went away, and I have not encountered any issues.
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