Win 10 no active partition


  1. Posts : 36
    Win 8.1 and Win 10
       #1

    Win 10 no active partition


    I have done a clean install of Windows 10 having cleaned my hdd and set it as unallocated. After installation diskmgr shows the following partitions:-
    450MB Healthy (Recovery partition)
    100MB (EFI System partition)
    465GB (C:) Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary partition)

    None are shown as Active. Diskpart - detail partition doesn't show either partition as active. Is this normal?

    Keith
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  2. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Post a full shot of Disk Management.
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  3. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #3

    Yes,, because 100MB (EFI System partition) is the active partition

    there is also another small partition that you do not see - 16MB MSReserved
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  4. Posts : 107
    Windows 10
       #4

    KeithR said:
    None are shown as Active. Diskpart - detail partition doesn't show either partition as active. Is this normal?
    Yes.

    Windows 8/8.1 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) computers and the new motherboards have UEFI firmware, but the UEFI firmware include a Compatibility Support Module (CSM) that is set up to use the legacy version of BIOS.

    The UEFI firmware supports two boot modes: UEFI Boot Mode and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

    In UEFI Boot Mode, the UEFI firmware scan your computer's hard disks for existence of the EFI System partition, then run \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file in the EFI System partition.

    UEFI Boot Mode do not use boot sectors on the hard drive (and the USB flash drive) and do not require active partition to be set.

    Here is more info: link
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  5. Posts : 36
    Win 8.1 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks all. I was a bit concerned because I had seen screen shots of diskmgr showing the system partition as active. That's not the case with mine. But if the partition is recognised as active during the boot process, that is all that matters. My pc boots and runs well so I will not try to mend it!
    Thanks to all for your responses.
    Keith
      My Computer


 

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