Hi ,my computer is little bit slow showing low disk space and the recovery bar is wholy red-what is it mean and wats the simple and best solution as i am not very good in computers,ur reply will bereally appreciated
RECOVERY is a different partition on your computer which has the recovery for your OS, you need not replace the hdd or do the performance and maintenance on the control panel, dfrag wont help, it simple on your computer you will have two different partitions ONE will say OS (C:) and the other would say RECOVERY (D:) the D: contains the recovery of the OS and in future if you need to take your computer to the factory settings like the way you received your computer, you will have to use the recovery partition,, YOU NEED NOT REPLACE THE HDD OR ADD A NEW HDD, just do not save any file in recovery thats all, save them in your MYDOCUMENTS folder, IGNORE THOSE MESSGES thats all....once again the RECOVERY FOLDER IS THE RECOVERY DISK FOR YOUR COMPUTER
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Re: low disk space
If you are using windows as your o/s; open the control panel, click on performance & maintenance, run a disk cleanup then defrag your drive. The recovery bar red means that the space allotted for recovery operations is very low. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.
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you can remove temporary internet files, and turn off, then turn on again system restore. Both should free up a bit of space. Otherwise, Check your hard drive using a different antivirus program. If your hard drive is split into multiple partitions, you could repartition it to give more space to the system drive (usually C:)
You need to uninstall programs, simple as that. The size of the files is to large to back up with your current programs and that is why you are receiving the message, your best bet is to try and get rid of things you don't use anymore. That or just move some of them over to a flashdrive/ portable storage.
Are you sure the files are going in there? Many times the manufacturers only allocate the size that they need partitioned on that drive. I have seen many cases where that drive is full from factory and people always get that message.
Click Start and right-click Computer .
Select Properties .
Click System Protection from the left side of the Window.
In the section "Automatic restore points", remove the selection next to the D: drive, and then click OK . If the D: drive was not selected, close this window.
Figure 3: System Protection tab with D: drive unselected
Right-click Start Explore All Users .
Before you can remove the backup files and folders, you need to be able to view hidden system files as follows:
From the explorer window press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the menu bar appear in the window.
From the file menu, click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
Select the View tab.
Select Show hidden files and folders , remove the selection from Hide protected operating system files and then click OK .
From the Folder Options window in explorer, double-click Recovery (D:) .
If a Window opens stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" opens. Click Continue .
If you previously copied or created any files into Recovery (D:) and you want to keep them, copy them to another drive - such as the C: drive.
Find and delete any files that you previously copied onto the Recovery (D:) drive.
CAUTION:Do not delete any files that are associated to recovery! Do not delete the items RECOVERY, $RECYCLE.BIN, boot, hp, PC-Doctor, pcdr, or PRELOAD! Doing so can prevent a future system recovery from the hard drive. If you are not sure, do not delete the file.
Press Shift + Delete to permanently remove the files.
To delete files created from MS Backup (MS Backup files are not recovery files), find and delete the folder with the same name as the computer name in the Recovery (D:) partition. For example if the computer name is BOB-PC, the folder containing the backup files would be named BOB-PC and would be deleted.
Several confirmation windows open. Click Continue , and Yes until the folder is deleted.
To set Windows Folder Options back to their original setting as follows:
From the explorer window press Alt to view the file menu.
Click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
Select do not show hidden files and folders and select Hide protected operating system files .
Click OK .
Close explorer. The Out of Disk Space errors should no longer appear. If you would like to use the Microsoft Backup Tool again, open it and select a different external backup device to store the backup files on.
If you want the quickest way, then I think you can take a try this password recovery software, a program which helps to reset Windows Administrator login password easily. Fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP etc operation system, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit. Your DELL Dimemsion is supported. Good luck!
Acer partition thir drives as standard install.....open my computer and you should see a C drive and drive called data (probably E drive)...when the C drive is low on space windows doesn´t have enough room for a swap file and really slows up......move some of your less used files from My Documents to the Data drive by cuttting and pasting......Make sure you leave at least 700mb free on your C drive so windows can work normally
Also go into internet options in control panel in the general tab under browsing history click setting....where it says disk space to use lower the value to around 300mb....click ok and close window....this should free up a bit more disk space
You might want to try running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defrag Utilities.....a bad block is usually marked as bad by the operating system if Disk Defrag sees it. Also, look at the properties of your hard drive to see how much free space is available, you may be running low on space after 2 years. If the disk utilities do not fix the slowness, we would have to look for other culprits....Good Luck