Lenovo SYSTEM_DRV Partition
The SYSTEM_DRV partition is a small partition on Lenovo computer and quite unique,
which is Lenovo's current version of the standard Windows 7/8/10 BIOS system
partition. This partition contains the Rescue&Recovery environment and some
essential system files like boot loader that makes Windows boot. It could exist in
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.
Generally, the SYSTEM_DRV partition has no drive letter (hidden partition) and only
seen in Disk Management. We recommend you not to delete the SYSTEM DRV Partition in
Lenovo computers, if you do so, you will face the problem that you can’t boot up
If I Delete Lenovo SYSTEM_DRV Partition Unintentionally?
However, everything is possible. If you remove Lenovo SYSTEM_DRV in Windows 10/8/7
incautiously, what should you do? There are 3 solutions for you to find a fix.
Way 1: Repair Computer with Windows Installation Disc
If you have a Windows 7/8/10 installation disc, boot Lenovo computer from that and
choose repair the computer. It should restore your system_drv partition in Lenovo
computer correctly. If this way does not work for you, try the Way 2.
Way 2: Restore SYSTEM_DRV Partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional
AOMEI Partition Assistant
professional is a powerful disk partitioning software and gives you a best
solution to restore SYSTEM DRV in Lenovo computers.
1. Download, install and run AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional. On the main interface, select “Partition Recovery Wizard” at the
2. Choose the disk you want to recover, click “Next”.
3. Select “Fast Search”, hit “Next” to go on.
4. Tick the SYSTEM_DRV partition in the list, press “Proceed”.
Way 3: Backup Windows System Before Deleting
To avoid this deletion, you have to backup Windows with AOMEI Backupper before
deleting, including the system partition, Lenovo Recovery partition, installed
programs on system drive, and other relevant system partitions. If you deleted this
SYSTEM_DRV partition in Lenovo PC accidently, you can restore it without issues.
How to Solve SYSTEM_DRV Suddenly Appeared in File Explorer?
Sometimes, the SYSTEM_DRV partition will appear in File Explorer due to Windows
Update. To prevent the Lenovo SYSTEM DRV partition from deleting, you have to hide
it to protect the data.
Thus, if you can see the drive letter in Disk Management, remove drive letter for
SYSTEM_DRV partition in Lenovo PC. Refer to the picture below:
Or you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to remove drive letter with
“Change Drive Letter” function.
1. Right click the SYSTEM_DRV partition and select “Advanced”>”Change Drive
Letter” on the drop down menu.
2. Choose “None” as New Drive Letter and press “OK”.
3. Click “Apply” to remove the drive letter.
Besides, if the SYSTEM_DRV partition does not appear as a disk on Disk Management,
you could restart your PC to have a try or check if this problem is solved after
Furthermore, if you want to delete SYSTEM_DRV partition to free up space, you may delete Lenovo Recovery
partition instead of SYSTEM_DRV partition to generate more space and merge it to system partition.