Change/delete system partition after BitLocker removal

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by robinio, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. robinio

    robinio Guest

    I installed BitLocker and it's preparation tool left me with new system
    1.5Gb partition labeled as S: Since this letter is hardcoded and reserved
    for data in some software we use, I disabled BitLocker. But partition
    remaind, marked as System and Active.

    I cannot change letter or delete this partiton since it is marked System.
    How can I mark another partiton as System so I could get rid of this one?

    Any ideas would be greatly appriciated since I don't want to reinstall

    Best regards,
    robinio, Jul 29, 2008
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  2. robinio

    andy Guest

    Disk Management, right click on the partition that should be active.
    andy, Jul 29, 2008
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  3. robinio

    robinio Guest

    Question was how to get rid of this partition or at least change driver
    letter. Marking another partition as 'active' is not problem, but make
    another partition 'system' is. And as long as this partition is 'system'
    Windows cannot change drive letter, delete or merge this partition.

    I'll try some third party solution (like Partition Manager or something) and
    then I'll probably have to reinstall. But...

    robinio, Jul 30, 2008
  4. robinio

    andy Guest

    Do you know what make a partition the Windows system partition?
    1. It has to be a primary partition.
    2. It has to contain the Vista boot manager files.
    3. It has to be marked active, allowing the motherboard bios to boot
    from that partition.

    If Windows can be booted from a partition, that partition becomes its
    system partition.
    andy, Jul 30, 2008
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