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Backed up C: to Recovery D:; How do I clean D:?

Dell 530s less than 6 months old. I HATE talking to Dell Tech Support - Can you help?Message states that last backup failed. "low disk space on Drive D." I think I backed up my system to the D drive rather than the intended CD drive. Now, cannot back up C: normally. I would like to back up C: on a flash drive (G:). How can I clear my D:? Thanks! new

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me what software or what steps you take to start your back-up process?

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This should help you, i have a dell and had the same problem , CCleaner v2.19
it a free software check it out,.

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How to cope with Laptop C partition low disk space error problem


Hi Belinda
Basically it is a good idea to use the "C" drive for the Operating System (Windows) and minimal 3rd party software.
Move all Movies, Music & Photo's to another drive. The "D" drive.
This can be internal or external depending on the computer.
An external 1 to 4 Terrabyte drive on the USB port is really useful actually... it is really mandatory these days to perform backups & keep the big files on. Like Movies & Music & Photos.
To give you long lasting capabilities into the future I would suggest something like this Dock Drive
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/NewerTech/Voyager/Hard_Drive_Dock
You get to choose which drive to plug in and they can be stored securely (in tinfoil antistatic) when not in use.
The dock will allow you to keep a bootable emergency drive on one drive and a backup of all your movies on another and even a copy of all your music on another. This is my preferred method as it's future proof. if your computer gets broken or stolen then you still have a copy of everything. I prefer to use the 3.5 inch (larger) drive as they have faster access & backup capability. The 2.5" drives are great for portability & run on 5volts only so are not as fast. The dock can take either.
Hope this Helps

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Clean up disk space window 7, already deleted unwanted items


If you run Disc Cleanup, in accessories, that will give the option to remove temporary and hidden files.

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Dell studio low memory


Low memory problems could be low virtual (hard disk) memory.
Hard disk maintenance will free up hard disk memory space.
Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently.
This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access.
Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.
Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment.
When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.
Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

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NEED TO KNOW HOW I CAN PREVENT BACKUP FILES FROM GOING INTO MY RECOVERY(D), AND FILLING IT UP. I AM RECEIVING MESSAGE THAT I HAVE LOW DISK SPACE IN RECOVERY DISK. HOW DO I FREE UP THIS SPACE, AND HOW


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.

  1. Click Start c01508537.gif and right-click Computer .
  2. Select Properties .
  3. Click System Protection from the left side of the Window.
  4. 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
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  5. Right-click Start Explore All Users .
  6. Before you can remove the backup files and folders, you need to be able to view hidden system files as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the menu bar appear in the window.
    2. From the file menu, click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select the View tab.
    4. Select Show hidden files and folders , remove the selection from Hide protected operating system files and then click OK .
  7. From the Folder Options window in explorer, double-click Recovery (D:) .
  8. If a Window opens stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" opens. Click Continue .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Several confirmation windows open. Click Continue , and Yes until the folder is deleted.
  12. To set Windows Folder Options back to their original setting as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press Alt to view the file menu.
    2. Click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select do not show hidden files and folders and select Hide protected operating system files .
    4. Click OK .
  13. 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.

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My dell inspiron 530 goes to windows error recovery.Window fail to start


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Dell 531 Multiple problems: - Running slower and slower by the day - Keeps trying to do automatic file backups, but then shows an error stating that my backup disk space is low


Hi,
I think you need to increase the Physical Memory of your computer... If the physical memory is less, system goes slow...

You can increase your available physical memory by either adding more memory chips or by deleting existing software or files. Pls follow this step: Go to RUN, type WINMSD.EXE You can able to see the available physical memory. If the memory is very less then you need to increase the space as I mentioned above. Pls let me know if this doesn't work.

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DELL Studio 1737, last week my computer shut down and now all I have is a message that states the following....SMART Failure Predicted on hard disk 0: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2-(S1)......WARNING: Immediately...


It sounds like the failure message is saying your hard drive is about to lose sector 0. But if you press F1 it will let you continue your boot and then you can backup your computer.

You can just do the system backup to a set of DVD's as instructed by the dell restore disk creator program. I have done this for my mothers home pc and works pretty well. Then when the HD does finally fail you can replace it and reload your system with the newly made restore disks.

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An overheating problem will cause the CPU to shut down and if this is not fixed then eventually the CPU will fail. Check the fan to see if it spins freely, also check the heatsink and fan assemble to see if it is clogged with dust, if so loosen the dust and vacuum to remove the dust. If the fan does not spin, then the fan bearing has seized up and the fan needs to be replaced.

A slow computer can be caused by several things.
Insufficient RAM especially if it has 256 Mb or less. - Install more RAM
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Two or more applications are running at one time. - Closed unnecessary programs.
Running low on hard disk space - the swap page file space is too low. This can be increased or let Windows adjust the swap page automatically, provided there is sufficient disk space.

You need to do hard disk maintenance at least one a month, Run Disk Cleanup and defrag on the hard disk. This will free up hard disk space by removing old and temporary files that are no longer needed. Please click on this link and follow my instruction on hard disk maintenance ;-
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