Windows 7 - System Reserved Partition has a drive letter - unable to start Windows
Posted on 2013-06-05
I have a PC that has been happily running Windows 7 Pro for several years.
For some reason, when I tried to boot it this morning, the system did something different.
It started with the normal Microsoft Windows logo, but this time showed a progress bar along the bottom of the screen and showed the message Loading System Files, then it proceeded to run Startup Repair.
Startup Repair was unable to fix any problems. When I looked at the log, I found that the system now has the Windows OS on the D: drive and the System Reserved Partition (which normally has no drive letter) on the C: drive.
There are no other disks or external drives attached, nor is there a CD in the slot.
I used a trusty program (ERD Commander) that I often resort to when faced with systems that don't boot properly. However, it did not recognize any OS installed. However, I was able to look at the partitions and found that there were indeed two drive letters (C: and D:) as originally thought.
Is there any way to fix this problem. I've searched the Net for hours and found very little information on this particular problem.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.