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Some back-up programs will over write. If they do you'll need to check the settings & turn that part on. If your does not, keep only the last three if you have the space.

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How do i use a scandisk to backup all the files on my computer. Have never used one.

It would be impractical to backup everything that is on the computer as it will contain a lot of program files and unwanted junk that will take you more time to backup and wont work right.
You need to setup a backup for the important files that you need and save of the disk space on the scandisk as well.

Either you can do this manually for all the files you have or call 1-877-805-1027 for toll free help.


Oct 26, 2015 | PC Desktops

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I don't have recovery partition

follow this step and do it. God bless you

  • To create a partition from a new or newly formatted computer, make sure Windows is installed. Load any programs and drivers you would like to keep in case you need to back up to a previous version of your computer's settings.

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    Install your partition creation software; in this article we will use Norton Ghost. Before creating your partition, disable any anti virus and other scanning software.

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    Create your partition by going to your ms-dos prompt: from your Start menu, press "Run," and type "cmd" without quotations in the run dialog box. At the dos prompt, type "fdisk" without quotations, and choose option 1 (Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive). Set the partition size to 10 GB at press enter.

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    Open Norton Ghost and follow the instructions to create a recovery partition in the new partition you had just created. The process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the files you are going to back up.

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    Restart your computer. When done, open Norton Ghost to verify that the Recovery Partition was created.

  • Feb 28, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PZ531UA#ABA (DC7100 USDT)...

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    How to remove arrors from shortcuts in win xp

    Problems with desktop shortcuts and icons

    Shortcuts on the desktop do not work or are broken

    Desktop icons are broken or have not been used in 3 months

    Startup items do not work or are broken

    System maintenance tasks
    Free up disk space by repairing disk volume errors such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility

    click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors

    then select check now start should schedule this task when restart
    it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it
    do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

    Free up disk space by removing error reports and troubleshooting history older than 1 month

    Set the correct system time and synchronize system clock with the time server

    You receive the following errors:

    Windows update error 0x80072F8F

    the item that this shortcut refers to has been deleted

    hope this helps

    Aug 21, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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    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
    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.

    Aug 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PC Desktops

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    Computer turns on but will not load windows. Freezes after gateway comes on. Plus cannot start in safemode

    Enter the BIOS and ensure that the Hard drive is indeed being seen by the computer.

    Open up the chassis side panel and ensure that all conections are making contact.


    Apr 14, 2011 | Gateway 3250S PC Desktop

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    4.0 GB of Spyware errors taking up space in my computer

    Yes! it is the log of previous antispy ware scans.

    Nov 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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    Local Disk C running out of space but the D drive has plenty of space. How to make the D drive the primary partition? Os in on C drive windows Vista.

    Do you run Disk Cleanup regularly (once a month)? This will free up disk space on the C drive, it remover old temporary files and compressed files as well as other files.
    You can also move and save your data files to the D drive, so the C drive has only the operating system files and program files.

    Sep 28, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 Intel Desktop...

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    I have a Compaq Presario F700 laptop. It was telling me I have low disk space on Presario_RD (D). I have already deleted alot files and programs and I have also did a disk cleanup and ran the disk...

    "low disk space on Presario_RD (D)"
    This looks like you are running low on disk space on your D: drive, not your C:. If you were deleting files and programs, I bet it was on C:
    It is now very common for manufacturers to split the hard drive into 2 partitions, C: for everyday use and a smaller D: partition that hold recovery files to restore the computer to a factory install state. If your computer was set up this way, the D: is not suppose to be used but I have run into systems were backup programs are putting the backup files on D: and filling it up.
    You need to find out what is writing to D: and stop it and then remove the files it placed there.
    Be very careful with D:, if you remove the wrong files you may not be able to reinstall windows if you have a serious problem unless you have created recovery CDs.

    Sep 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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