?
Solved

Remove "System" Attribute From Disk

Posted on 2016-09-16
6
Medium Priority
?
100 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-17
I did a fresh install of Windows 7 on a new 64gig SSD   (Drive C:)

Somewhere along the line, I wound up giving Drive F: the System attribute.
What's the simplest way of removing the attribute?
Most right-click options are greyed out.

F: wasn't 'System' before
0
Comment
Question by:Eirman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:Experienced Member
Experienced Member earned 400 total points
ID: 41802427
You can try the Disk Part commands

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(v=ws.10).aspx

Most likely, however,  you will have to remove the partition and then reinstall it. You can't do this without reformatting however.
0
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Dr. Klahn
Dr. Klahn earned 200 total points
ID: 41802542
Certainly a peculiar situation.  Does the system reboot correctly from drive C, the 60 GB drive, if it is shut down and restarted?
0
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 440 total points
ID: 41802643
i suggest to disconnect all drives not needed during install - then you never have this problem
0
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 960 total points
ID: 41802701
Disconnect all disks except the one with your OS. Then boot the PC from the Paragon rescue kit and it should be able to repair the system. When done reboot the PC into Windows and make sure it boot on itself.

https://paragon-software.com/home/rk-free/

After that reconnect the other disks and boot the PC into GParted.With it you first select the disk that has the wrong flags and you can then change them.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
0
 
LVL 24

Author Closing Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 41802973
I disconnected the other 2 drives and found that the system would not boot.

Rather the running the Paragon Repair Kit I simply reinstalled Win7 with only the SSD connected.
(I should have done that in the first place (as mentioned by nobus))

It worked fine so I reconnected the other 2 drives and I found that
running Gparted was unnecessary as F: had somehow, lost it's System Flag.

Thanks to all!
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Experienced Member
ID: 41802977
You are very welcome and I glad you got the issue sorted.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question