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Ok so i put in 3 more Drives into a newly built PC, of which 2 had Windows installed on them plus the current Boot drive.

I formatted one drive, the 160Gb one. Then i tried to delete its System reserved Partition, and when i did this, the System reserved partition on my 1Tb Drive also dissappeared.

Both drives came from seperate PC's.

Now im scared when i take my 1Tb drive back to my other PC at University itll be unable to boot.

Ive used GetDataBack NTFS to see if the files are in tact, and have managed to get all the files back.

But is there a way to restore that System reserved parition?

If not what must i do to get that 1Tb drive to boot in my other PC again?
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post #2 of 7
I cannot see where in your post you were "tricked"
reformat/reinstall Windows 7 to create the "System reserved" partition.
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I was tricked because i had selected the Syetem Reserved Parition on my old 160Gb Drive, i had just deleted the rest of the drive, and went to delete the System reserved Parition on it too, and then somehow the System reserved on my 1Tb dissappears!

Could a repair install salvage it? If i format it back to NTFS and put the recovered files back on it, wont that help?

No other option than to reinstall 7? =(
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If you create a system repair disc that should be able to get you up and running again. Control panel->backup and restore->create system repair disc. Take that to your uni computer with your 1TB drive and boot from the repair disc. It will find the Windows install on the 1TB drive and repair the stuff you accidentally deleted.
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Just to report back, i used MiniTool Partition Wizard software to restore the partition along with files. It worked upon 1st boot up, no repair was required. I set the Sys Reserved parition as Active in another machine.
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I was tricked because i had selected the Syetem Reserved Parition on my old 160Gb Drive, i had just deleted the rest of the drive, and went to delete the System reserved Parition on it too, and then somehow the System reserved on my 1Tb dissappears!

Could a repair install salvage it? If i format it back to NTFS and put the recovered files back on it, wont that help?

No other option than to reinstall 7? =(
That's called user error, my friend. The machine isn't working against you.
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Boot into a command prompt on the windows 7 disc and run the Bootrec commands.
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
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