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Regarding hard drive space

Out of 160 gb,20 gb is for recovery drive and witout installing any software or anything,approx 20gb space shows used.where it used.ho to recover it

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  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 11, 2010

    20 GB is for recovery drive....nothing was said about system restore. He was talking about the recovery partition installed by his manufacturer.

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Go into you computer properties and change the amount of restore space. There is not reason for 20 gig of restore space. I actually turn restore off onall of my computers. Restore keeps viruses ans spyware in your computer. Even after you think that they are gone, the are still there if you restore the computer.
If you need more help finding the restore setting let me know. I will have to know what O.S. you are using. With that much Data on that system, you might want to back a lot of the important things on a DVD or an external drive. You can then have plenty of room to use.

Here is a good way to clean out a computer and get rid of spyware and viruses.

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Turn the system restore off. System restore keeps everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a virus, it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is free and is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the settings and change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with Adaware 2008 (sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what the other one does not.). I have links on my website (tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com). These links go directly to the download so you will not get the run around. You would do good to try a program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707). This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link. (dean@tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com)

Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else. Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please rate this as a Fixya if it helps.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

  • T&N Family Electronics Dean and Sherrie Terrell

    Thanks for trying??????????????

    Did I not understand your question, or did you not understand my answer?

    This was part of your question. (20 gb is for recovery drive)

    What is your question if it not the system recovery setting? You need to re-word your question and I can help you more. Did the computer company partition your drive and put the recovery on a 20 gig partition? You need to leave that alone if that is the case. That is so when your computer screws up you can restore it.
    Your rating brought my score down. I am trying to help you. If you need more help on the question, you need to ask more. If you have not locked the rating, please take it off until we are finished.


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