How to Resolve Issues with System Reserved Partition in Windows® 7
Reserved partition is a partition that is created in the time of installing Windows 7 in a new hard disk or in a hard disk that is formatted. System reserved partition is a 100MB partition. This partition is initially used a BitLocker partition for BitLocker encryption. The system reserved partition is only obtainable for Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Business and Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. This partition encompasses Windows Recovery Environment. In addition to this boot files with boot manager is also included in the system reserved partition. This is utilized to boot the system at the time of boot problems and there is no Windows installation CD is with you. That is the system reserved partition comprises of the boot manager and the system files to start Windows. The fundamental system partition requirements comprises of 100 MB of hard drive space and adequate free space to generate the shadow copy of the partition.
There are many issues that occur with the system reserved partition. They are:
- Unable to make use of the existing partition
- Could not create a new system partition
- Fail to delete files in the partition
Unable to make use of the existing partition
In some cases you might find it difficult to make use of the partition that is present in the computer. Sometimes you correctly maintain the standard settings, accept the terms. But you could not choose the partition that you need to install Windows. You might come across a message showing ‘setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space’. This issue might because of the lack of adequate free space.
Could not create a new system partition
In the case of installing new Operating System in your computer, you have to select the system reserved partition. But you could not do this as you get the error message ‘. Thus you could not create a new system partition in your computer. This error message might arise as result of the driver issue available in the existing OS.
Sometimes you have a dual boot of Windows 7 and Windows XP in your computer. Using the boot manager you could delete Windows XP on the list. Now the computer gets boot only form Windows 7. But the files in Windows XP in still remain in the computer. This might create issues in the system reserved partition of Windows 7. Using the Unlocker, you might remove the XP files.
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