2nd drive shows 'System' in types

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  1. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    Windows 8.1 Pro.
    In Admin Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management, one of my extra non-boot disks shows as 'System' type. Any reason why? It's causing me a problem when trying to do a 'System Image Backup' as it's selecting that disk too :confused:

    Any help appreciated. Thanks

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  2. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Wazoo, Apr 12, 2015
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  3. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    OK that helps explain the 2, but why on earth is the 'System' partition split on to a separate disk to the 'Boot'!?
     
  4. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    Have you ever had the system set up as dual boot ?
     
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  5. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    Bingo! That must be the reason............now, how do I identify and remove that 'System' partition from that drive.
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    I would just leave it as is. Big Deal. But you could boot into WinPE &:
    - run Diskpart, Select Disk 0, Active, exit
    - run BCDBoot C:\Windows /l en-us /s C: (assuming C:\ is your OS drive)