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Hp Recovery I was wondering if there is a way to free space on the recovery drive?

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I would not mess with your recovery drive, it is set up just for your laptop recovery and should not be used, or altered for anything else.

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How do I get a manual for my Presario CQ50-103NR and how do I free up space on my recovery partition, it's showing red maxed out for some strange reason? Help!!!

Manuals are located here:
As for the recovery partition, its ok to be showing red as it is only a small percentage of your hard drive capacity and there are no system files there.

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Low disk space in (D) Recovery warning

Just free up space on your drive D by deleting unnecessary files. Right click on your Start button and choose Explore. Browse to drive D under My Computer and choose what to delete among the folders and subfolders under it.

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Drive d full

format it or download a registry clearer if still you get the problem check for

Sep 19, 2009 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

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My lenovo onekey recovery not working?

Hi All,

I am new to to the community. I recently bought a lenovo G series machine( G550 model #298595Q preloaded with Windows vista and 320 GB HDD) . surprisingly The C: drive contained 254 GB of the total available 284 GB and D: drive had the remaining space. I wanted to inistall linux, I had to partition the C:drive and no where in the lenovo mannual it is warned against the resizing C:)

I used a partition software called "paragon" to resize my C: drive. My system hanged while running the process and after a long wait I had to shutdown my system and after that my OS was not loading.So I decided to recover my vista using one key recovery. I tried the back up I stored in D: drive and in DVD and it is giving an error message that "not enough space in the system" and in the one key recovery menu the target location of the one key recovery is showing to D: drive but my preloaded vista was installed in C: drive and also it is showing the total free space as 298 GB)

Could any one help me to get my vista back.( why the target location of one key recovery is showing to D:)
or is there any way to increase the D: partition from boot setup). Please help me.

and also my warranty is valid , since I touched my C: drive( no where it is warned against that)?

Sep 08, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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My D drive has a recovery file which is of 2.93 MB file and when i see the space of my D drive it has only 1.60 GB space out of 8 gb.why is that so and now i have formatted it. what shall i do now?

omg nooooo! hp makes that drive there because it has the recovery tools you need incase you have to reboot the computer to manufacturer state...damn! however since you already formatted it you erased everything on it! so for now its just extra space, btw stay on the drive c it holds the rest of your memory

Jul 12, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario CQ50Z Notebook

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"Recovery" folder in my D: drive taking up space. I can't access it.

That is your recovery partition. If you were to run system restore or I beleive on that paticular computer if you were to hit f10 when the system is booting it would also run the system restore. This will restore the computer back to the way it was originally from the factory. You dont want to lose or erase that partition or the only way to reformat would be with an OS disk and you might have to go hunting for drivers.

Apr 13, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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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Need more disc space on my HP_Recovery Drive

no you cant modify a disk partition. you can format it but that will delete the content and then you will have extra space but deleting the content means you wont be able to use the feature of recovery again.

I suggest you leave it as it is, and buy an external hard drive to store into it.

Mar 02, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Hi. I cannot defrag D Recovery Drive due to lack of space.

You do NOT need to defrag the recovery partition. The contents of that partition are most likely in a compressed form, and in any case, unchanging, so do not require a defrag. It's a good idea to leave the recovery partition absolutely alone.

For future reference, if you need to defragment a normal partition in low space conditions, try something advanced like Diskeeper 2008. Diskeeper is the best and most powerful defragmenter, and can defragment drives with even less than 5-10% free disk space. By comparison, the windows defragger requires atleast 15%, and yet does not defrag system files.

Nov 28, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Recovery and backup

The "recovery drive" is pre-installed by HP, and usually only uses about 12 GB (+/-) of your space. It is essential not to disturb that drive. Now, I will explain what these terms mean.

"Backup" means to create a copy (often compressed) of the data on your PC, such that if your system were to crash - at the catastrophic end of the reasons for backup - you would be able to get back that data, or "recover" the data. So, backup is to make a copy of data and recovery is the process of restoring that same data onto a machine when it is necessary to bring the machine or data back to its earlier state.

For instance, say you got a virus that wiped out critical operating system files on your PC, and it wouldn't work. However, you have backed that PC up onto some external media. You then use that backup data to restore your PC to the state it was in at the time of the backup - just like it was before the virus hit!

HP's recovery drive is there because manufacturers do not include recovery discs with PC purchases any more. (Though they call it a drive, it is not really a separate drive. It is simply a partition of your actual one hard drive which is separated and labeled with a different drive letter.) The purpose of the recovery drive is twofold, with the primary reason for its existence being to provide you with a way to return your PC to the same state it was in when it shipped.

First, when you initially receive your PC, you should follow the instructions to create recovery discs. This should have been detailed in your setup guide. It is important to do this before there is any chance of the drive becoming corrupted or otherwise changed. However, be aware that HP only allows you to create these discs one time (it is preset in the software) - so you must take extra precaution with those discs because they can not be created again from the system.

In this fashion, you would be able to use the external discs to restore your computer to factory condition if some catastrophe struck and you needed to return your machine to its original condition. (Be aware, however, this is NOT a replacement for backing up, as it will cause you to lose any files, customization, options, settings, etc., that you have placed on the machine.)

Second, and working hand-in-hand with the first, the recovery drive's intention is to allow you to restore to factory state without having to go to your recovery discs. This is much faster, as it only has to read and write within the same disc drive - as opposed to reading and writing from an external disc, which is much slower and more cumbersome.

Now, it looks like you have a 100GB hard drive on your machine, which is really a pretty good size drive. Since you are asking about freeing up space, it sounds as though perhaps you are running short of space. Is this right? If you are really nearing capacity with the 100GB drive, we should explore ways to clean up your drive and perhaps offload sizeable files that you may not really need to have online all the time. There could also be certain system processes to be run that are designed to clear away "junk" that builds up over time.

Please post back if you need further help. Otherwise, thank you for using and rating FixYa!

Jul 04, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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