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The Recovery Drive D on my Vista has files from when my computer was set up. Takes up so much space I can't use the D Drive to back up my computer. I can't figure out how to delete these files. Thanks

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Put the vista setup dvd and delete the drive and recreate the particular partion.. then u can use it

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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.

Aug 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet

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HOW TO RECOVER THE DELETED FILE IN THE HARD DISK DRIVE


That's easy, much data recovery software can solve your problem.I recommend you have a try of Wondershare Data Recovery,This program is equipped with four critical modules:"delete recovery", "format recovery", "partition recovery" and "raw recovery". It can help with your case.

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Send me the steps that should be follow to get another set of recovery dvd'S FOR hp laptop with vista operating systems


HP laptops have a space set-aside for back-up and recovery. Your HP should allow you to create a set of back-up DVD's for your compute.

Go to "help and support" and query recovery disks.

Also, check if you have a recovery drive (drive "d")

Should you need to recover you HP laptop be sure to backup all you essential files (music, photos, documents, downloads etc.) No need to save the programs you have on disk and/or download. Just prepare for a lot of work.

I just did it on my wife's HP laptop with Vista and now she has a "new" computer.


Mar 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Less than 15% of available space on "H"drive on HP dv9000 laptop


Windows may have filled your H:Drive with System Restore Points.

FOR WINDOWS XP:
By Default, Windows will save your System Restore Files on both Partitions of your Hard Drive. Right Click on My Computer and click Properties. (Or go to Control Panel and double-click the System icon)

Click the System Restore Tab at the top of the Window that pops up. In that box in the middle should be a listing of the C: and H: Drive. Click the H: Drive to highlight it and Click the Settings button.

Screenshot: http://technophobik.co.uk/vxp_control_panel/s005_sys_prop_system_restore.asp

On the next Window click the box that says: Turn off System Restore for this Drive. This will stop putting System Restore points on the H:Drive and it will also remove the System Restore Points already saved to the H:Drive.

FOR VISTA:

Click Start and then right click Computer and click Properties. Or in the Start menu, click Control Panel, and on the left hand side click Classic View. Then double click the System icon and on the left hand side again, click Advance System Settings.

Click the System Protection tab at the top of the box. The uncheck the box beside the H:Drive in the box under Automatic Restore Points.


If Windows tried to perform an automatic backup:

The Recovery Files should be hidden on your recovery partition H:. At the top of the screen in the H:Drive click Tools > Folder Options

Click the View Tab and go down the list of Advance Options and clcik in the circle to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"

If you computer used the WIndows Backup and Restore to backup files, look for a Folder Named PC-"Your WIndows User Name", with the name of your Windows Login after the PC-

If you don't see that folder, don't delete anything else.

If you do see that folder you can delete it You can open that folder and see the files that were stored. That is the backup Windows created and by default the Windows Back Up and Restore program likes to choose the first partition that is not the C:Windows partition. Do Not Delete anything else.

You can go to your Program Files in the Start Menu and go to the Windows Backup and Restore and in the options change the backup location to somewhere else, or turn off the automatic backup feature.

Don't use the partition set aside for the recovery for anything else or save data there.

Jan 30, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Thumbnail option is not available while viewing the photos


if you have same OS (operating system) disk or recovery disk which has been currently installed in your PC/Laptop then follow these instructions:
insert your os or recovery disk in to cd/dvd drive then
go to Start>Run then type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes and hit enter.
it will takes few minutes to restore your all settings back (it just restores only OS settings so you wont lose any files and folders) so just let it run until it's done.
once done just reboot system your system then you will be good to go.
Note: there is space between "sfc and /" so if you don't hit space then it wont let you go.
Thank you.

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I have a Western Digital external backup drive. I keep getting a message that my last back up failed because my recovery drive (D) is full. I following the instructions (Desk Cleanup) to clean out old...


Alright so the disk 0 recovery (D) partition is the one that you will want to expand. What you want to do next is to shrink the primary partition by right clicking on that partition and selecting the shrink volume option. I'm not sure what size your drive or partition is but about 2 gigs should safice. Once you've done this than you'll want to right click on the recovery partition and expand this volume so that it takes up the 2 gigs of space that you freed by shrinking the primary volume. This should give you ample space for backup files. If you do not have enough space still than just repeat steps.

Dec 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have Compaq presario desktop which seems to be eating up HDD space. The main partition is 290GB.I have a preinstalled Vista home premium OS, MS Works, Office 2003 and an Epson all in one Printer. The...


hi Ewan
Vista is a massive install which takes over 7GB from a clean install, after updates it takes considerably more space and top of that are the programmes that we all like to use like nero, office etc, keep an eye on how much hard drive space you have on the boot (C:) partition because overfilling them can cause system crashes, back up as much music, vids, docs and pic as you can. You can also delete the temp files using a programme called ccleaner.exe which is freeware

Nov 13, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Doing siytem restore,and have no operating system.Vista home premium model no s 3460 sofware build 82APv3PrA1.Im under warranty what can i do?.In the start of system restore computer stopped,message reeds...


Starting the recovery from power up If Windows Vista cannot open and if the Recovery partition on the hard disk drive is functioning properly, you can perform a System Recovery by performing the following procedure:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Do one of the following actions depending on how Windows Vista was installed:
    • If Windows Vista came pre-installed on your computer, press the F11 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen), until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    • If your computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, press the F10 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen) until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    If Recovery Manager does not open, a set of recovery discs is needed to perform a System Recovery. Follow the instructions listed in Starting the recovery from recovery discs .
  5. Click Next .
  6. On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No , and then click Next .
  7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. Backing up your files is recommended. To back up your files select Yes , and then click Next . Follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not want to backup your files, select No , and then click Next .
  8. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
  9. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
  10. Reinstall any software applications that were added after puchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

Nov 06, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Bought a floor sample, a few simple questions, please help!


Most new VAIO's do not come with any recovery CD or DVD what so ever.

The Vista installation has a recovery on the Hard Drive, so the use is welcome to create his own backup and recovery CD's. SONY tech support will probably tell you the same.

As you use windows, it will create it's own recovery points, which will also be stored on the Hard Drive, eating up some space. This is normal unless you turn off this Windows feature.

Also, did you delete files or did they just end up in the File Trash Bin ?
Clean out the file trash bin from time to time to free up some of the HD space.

Hope this helps

Jul 01, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR220E/S Notebook PC

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