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Hi. I cannot defrag D Recovery Drive due to lack of space.

Is there a way to increase the size of the D Drive or another way to solve this problem?
I have an HP Pavilion dv5237cl.
Thank you!

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I need to defragment my hard disk, but a popup appears telling me, I have only 4% free space avalable and I need to free up enough disk space complete the job. Can anyone help me free up uneeded files on my hard disk?

  • deathontwowh Jan 25, 2009

    Can't any of you losers just ANSWER the question instead of trying to put someone down or attempt to prove how smart you are???

  • Carlos Galvez May 11, 2010

    why would you want to defrag the recovery drive, since its not useful, because that drive isnt used unless you try to recover your machine?


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You do NOT need to defrag the recovery partition. The contents of that partition are most likely in a compressed form, and in any case, unchanging, so do not require a defrag. It's a good idea to leave the recovery partition absolutely alone.

For future reference, if you need to defragment a normal partition in low space conditions, try something advanced like Diskeeper 2008. Diskeeper is the best and most powerful defragmenter, and can defragment drives with even less than 5-10% free disk space. By comparison, the windows defragger requires atleast 15%, and yet does not defrag system files.

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For it to have gotten to that point where only 4% space is left, something that uses that drive for a temp isnt cleaning out the temp files it places there. One thing that is known to do that to the recovery partition is Norton 360. If you cannot defragment it, then you need to back up all files you want to keep, then wipe out all your partitions and reinstall the OS ( OS disc needed & recovery discs needed).

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