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FULL RECOVERY PROBLEM

Question: FULL RECOVERY PROBLEM

Hello everyone,I have been trying to solve this problem for quite a while and have finally gotten up the nerve to seek help.I am using a Pavillion a445c computer with everything inside original.It has Windows xp and sp2 installed.AMD ATHLON,XP 3000+,2.16GHZ,448mb of ram,and the monitor is f1703.After doing a full system recovery from cd's sent to me by HP,the web pages do not open in full screen unless the resolution is set to 800x600.Any other resolution and the page does not fill the full screen.I have made sure that the monitor and driver are recognized by the computer and is not recognizing a default.I have updated the bios from the HP website.Beyond that,I am lost.Everything else seems to be working normally.

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Preferred Solution: FULL RECOVERY PROBLEM

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: FULL RECOVERY PROBLEM

So, even if you click on the [highlight]Maximize[/highlight] button when you're using a resolution higher than 800x600, the browser windows does not use the full screen? Will all other applications use the full screen when Maximized? What browser are you using?

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my laptop very slow and i have to pull bat and wait 10 sec then reinstall bat just to get online.also get a recovery D disk full box pops up on computer. how to solve.

Answer:recovery disk D is full how to solve problem

One problem is you have been saving data to the partition called D: You have to be very careful on what you delete on that drive. It is usually your only way to return the system back to OEM state.My little internet computer finally got too slow so I returned it to the way I got it from the factory with the restore disks. It came back nice and fast. You may with to consider that route if no other attempts seem to fix it.I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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i did a full-system non-destructive recovery on my computer and my sisters account was put taken off but i have the backup from the recovery but all her photos are in text?

Answer:problem with full-system recovery, lost sisters pictures!

i need some help a.s.a.p.

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Had to use Recovery disc recently only to discover, too late, that I had lost the two media creator discs to completer the reboot.

Can't find them on the basic home page - help!

Answer:Satellite C650 - Cannot find recovery discs to perform full recovery

Recovery disk cannot be downloaded.
You can order it for a small fee.
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Win 7, I deleted during disk clean up and manually from AppData all files, which includes Chrome bookmarks as well! I tried to restore system to recover chrome bookmarks, but they are not showing up any more...

Is there any way possible to get those deleted chrome bookmarks back, even if it is by any files/data recovery software? is there any way of getting Appdata restored back to its previous state with all temp and data files back?

I noticed after system restore, my recycle bin was showing weird name files, i restored all of them and several time it asked me to merge or copy / replace with existing files, I have only one system restore back for previous date, if it can be helpful, I would like to know the steps to make it useful and effective to get chrome bookmarks back anyway possible...

Thanks for your consideration...

Answer:Chrome Bookmarks Recovery in WIN 7 or AppData itself full Recovery?

Kindly discard my previous Post!


Check Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Solutions Here: windows 7 - Permanently Deleted Chrome Bookmarks Recovery? or AppData full Recovery? Any Level of Solution Available in Win 7? - Super User


Might be helpful in someway for recovering your Chrome bookmarks back.


Thanks and all the best!!

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Hi Guys!

I am new to this forum and not very tech savvy so please bear with me! My mums laptop, an esystem 1201, has been getting slower and slower and slower until today it finally gave in. This stemmed from a virus that we got a couple of weeks back, that i got rid of but for some reason its slowed down ever since.
Anyway, we decided today to insert the "backup1" disc into the computer, to do a full system recovery. These were the discs that the "Tech guys" software asks you to create the first time you use the computer, for any such things such as this and the discs were created without any issues at the time. I Put the disc in, came up with all the menus, selected "full destructive recovery" and it ticked away, asked me to take out disc one, put in disc two, then asked me to take disc two out and put disc one in. Did all that, then i get the error message "Error: Recovery image missing Please restart and try again". This happens around stage 3 of 5, which is the "Installing vista" stage.
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet, which included creating another disc but that didn't work. It makes it look as though you are installing vista for the first time, and when I click on "repair" as suggested on the site (Because the disc is not a first time installation disc) it is supposed to find the back up from the CD. Instead, I get a message that says... Read more

Answer:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?

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After installing clean Win7 I am unable to recover to factory although my recovery partition is fine. I presume I should fix the original MBR (Intel SSD 160)? How can I reenable full factory recovery? ThinkVantage button and F11 work perfectly, but on the last step (FINISH button) the system says "recovery has been removed from this machine".   Of course, if it's possible to get a registry/system patch/config file/services layout instructions or something from the original burned-in installation so to copy it's batter performance, I'd love to have  a link   Thank you.













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Answer:X220 full recovery not possible, recovery partition intact

Hi and welcome to the forum!
 
Check this out:-
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013955
 
"This package does not support Rescue and Recovery version 4.3 which is for Windows 7 operating system. If you encounter the problem in Windows 7, please re-install Rescue and Recovery 4.3. It could also re-enable the F11 function."
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4Q2QAK
It might or might not work, you can use the recovery media you created in any case.
 
Hope this helps.
 





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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

Answer:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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Question: full recovery

i tried system recovery, because my computer keeps turning off after a minute i get a error box that says services and controller app stopped working and was closed,so i just want to do a full recovery, so my computer works , but i dont have any disks, and the computer is asking me for one

 

Answer:full recovery

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I'm hoping someone here may be able to help.  Today a co-worker (boss, actually) brought in her Thinkpad T42 computer because she said it simply has not worked for some months now, and I wanted to take a look at it. Bringing it home turns up the great missing or corrupt system error.  Of course, it says to put in the original Windows disc, and the problem is I only have Vista and 7 discs that load as far as the install screen, but it will not let me recover an XP installation.  Expected, but I had to try.  The system itself she purchased from a friend, and she, too, has no XP disc. So I did what research I could, and the support here says there is a built in recovery mode by pressing F11 at startup.  I have tried and tried, but I get the exact same thing I get when I press either F12 or the Access IBM button: enter BIOS setup or pick how to boot.  Nothing else.  Nothing at all. Am I missing something?  I've been messing with it for a few hours now, and to be blunt, it is the first issue like this that I cannot find ANY way to fix.  If I am just doing the recovery option wrong, and I may very well be, it would be hugely appreciated for any input! Thanks to everyone! 

Answer:Full Recovery for T42?

your boss's recovery partition is probably missing or corrupt, if you want to reload the recovery partition, then you would need the recovery media.
 
If you want to reload XP OS again, then you would need get a retail XP os discs. 

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista Home Basic.
I've tried the Dell forums but if your post gets pushed off the first page due to others posting you can forget getting an answer so I hope I can get help here.

My problem is that my Recovery (D) drive is pretty much full. It was not full when I first bought the laptop about 2 years ago. I do not save anything to that drive, I do not download to that drive etc. I do my backups to USB drives.

I have all my files and folders visible for now so I can view what's in that drive.

Here are the files/folders in my Recovery (D) drive.

RECYCLE.BIN
Boot
dell
preload
Program Files
ProgramData
Recovery
Sources
System Volume Information
Tools
Users
Windows

All the above except for Boot and System Volume Information have a padlock icon on them and I can't view them.
Please help me. I know this drive was not this full. It's gradually filled up over the past and I know I"m not voluntarily saving files to it.
 

Answer:My RECOVERY (D) is almost full. How to fix?

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I accidentally reset my pc to default and now the recovery is red and full, but I still have 465 GB on my hard drive. What can I do? Is there anyway of recovering my files? Any help anyone can give will be most appreciated.
 

Answer:recovery red and full

I accidentally reset my pc to defaultClick to expand...

What do you mean by "reset my pc to default"? Clean install of Windows 7? Reimage to "factory defaults" using the Recovery partition or Recovery disks? Something else? And, how did you do it "accidentally"?

and now the recovery is red and fullClick to expand...

Huh? Are you talking about the Recovery partition? Is this related to "reset my pc to default"?

Is there anyway of recovering my files?Click to expand...

What happened to them? You have backups for most, right?
 

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Question: Recovery (D:) full

Hi all,
I'm new here and this is my first post. Hope I don't break any rules the first time out!

I'm using a Gateway pc with Windows Vista Home Prem.

I have been getting a pop up telling me that my Recovery D is full. I opened My Computer and saw that there is a D drive and it is showing as full. I called a tech on the problem and she had me try a couple of things that didn't work.

Then she had me go to a web site telling me how to backup my D drive. She said I had to disconnect from the net to do it. Needless to say it didn't work. It said there wasn't enough room on my disk.

I had to call back and got a different person. This one said I needed to restore the D drive. I would have to have them send me a Restore disk with all the new additions to Vista on it and it would cost $20. When he was taking my address we got cut off.

I called back again and got a different guy---he said I could do it without a restore disk. I just needed the Windows Vista cd.

After getting three different solutions I am totally lost. I know this much---

1. The D Drive is not an external drive. It is in the computer. I did not hook up any external drive.
2. It is showing as full
3. I tried to use Restore and it tells me there is not enough room on the disk.
4. I tried to do a back up cd and it told me the D drive was corrupted and I needed to do a full backup. When I clicked to do it a window popped up telling me there was not enough room on the disk.
5. I went t... Read more

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Hello,

From a few weeks ago I have been getting a warning in my taskbar telling me my Recovery Drive is too full. Not sure how this happened or how to solve this problem.

2 images below. First picture shows the Recovery Drive with warning red bar and showing only 31MB out of 7.8GB is free. Second picture shows contents of Drive (nothing in there adds up to 7GB by the way).

Help appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Recovery (D) is full.

Hello JSN, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check to make sure that System Protection is turned off for the D: drive. Turning it off will remove any saved restore points on that drive to see if that may be it.System Protection - Turn On or Off
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Question: full recovery

can anyone tell me how to do a full recovery as I cannot get explorer to work and keep getting error messages.ta have laptop and vista. ta again
 

Answer:full recovery

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I know I posted this a while ago, but it is full again and the old thread is locked. It just fills up, tried to cut and paste some of the stuff in Recovery to an external hard drive we have, thinking the laptop would just go there for what it needs, but no, when i click on the desktop shortcuts or programs it can't find it.Help

Answer:Recovery D is full, need to do something

You will need to explain your problem in greater detail as I for one can not figure out what your problem is.
Can you provide a link to your old thread? Does not matter that it is locked we can still read it just not add to it.

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Question: Recovery (D) full

New desktop computer with few files transferred from Windows 7. The Recovery (D) says: 15.3 GB used out of 17.4 GB 1.  How can that be and is this a problem? 

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Question: Recovery (D:) full

The recovery (D:) file has only 13.9MB of 10.2GB free.  How do I clear it?  Also, how do I prevent it ?

Answer:Recovery (D:) full

No idea what your question is.

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Question: Full Recovery

I have an old IBM Lenova computer (8307-41U). I don't have the recovery CD's and I don't think that this computer has the built in recovery console. I tried to press F11 as instructed but it didn't get me anywhere. Instead, I would like to reformat and repartition the hard drive, then do a clean install of XP. Is this possible? Where do I begin?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

-John

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Question: full recovery

Acer ZG5 notebook windows xp home editon sp3

I tried to fully recover from acer techcology recovery progam and it does not work. I would like to know if there is any other way to fully recover this lop top.

Please help

rogimor regards

Answer:full recovery

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Acer ZG5 notebook windows xp home editon sp3

I tried to fully recover from acer techcology recovery progam and it does not work. I would like to know if there is any other way to fully recover this lop top.

Please help

rogimor regards




Do you mean delete everything and start new again?
(Restore it to how it was when you first got it)

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Question: full recovery

hello ,guys need some help , i need to do a full system recovery, my computer keeps shuting down and restarting in one minute , the only way it stays on is in safe mode, i tried full recovery with the recovery manager and it tells me there is no recovery partions , to install disk one which i didnt get with my computer , also tried f11 , again no partions, i have a hp pavillion desktop windows vista, can someone help, thanks
 

Answer:full recovery

If you look on the back of your tower, or underneath your computer if it is a notebook, you will find a more specific model ID

Post it and someone will help you. System Recovery CDs are more than likely still available from an authorized online store, even if HP does not have them anymore.

These are not expensive and exactly like the set you were to create---- or that came with the computer (maybe to the original owner).

There is also Safe Mode with Networking where you may be able to use the Internet for enough time to have HP website find the Model ID for you

http://www.hp.com/#Support Here, put a check mark into the "Drivers" spot

Next, click on the "Start Detection" button and OK any permission request. Post the ID here.
 

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I have an emachine e520 laptop which is running windows vista basic and has a intel celeron processor and 2gb memory. I cannot load windows and when i try to do a start up repair I get a blue screen possibly indicating a hard drive problem. I tried to do a full system recovery but I get a msg to say unavailable and contact your system administrator. I have also tried to load safe mode but get a msg to say system needs to shut down in one minute please help
 

Answer:full recovery not available

Here is the support site for the eMachines E520 laptop.

Read here.

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Please somebody help me!! I have an HP Pavilion a520n and since it started to give me some problems (weird mouse - I had to change for a USB mouse instead-, freezing all the time, not responding, etc), as my last alternative I did a full system recovery using the Recovery Discs (as recommended by HP). However it didn't solve the problem. It is even worse. The USB mouse is weird too and the keyboard is not responding - it just works for a few minutes when I reboot the system but it doesn't last at all. The whole system is slow. What should I do? Thanks.
 

Answer:XP full system recovery

If you've done a complete system recovery, then you can rule out the software set up (unless it's always been this bad but it was shiny and new ) Tend to get these kind of issues with either memory / system board (i/o) errors, or heat. Can you get into the BIOS and see if you've got sensor temperature for the system board / processor. If the processor is running a bit warm, you might want to replace the heat-sink compound, or if you're not getting much air through it, may want an extra fan.

Good luck.

Rich.
 

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Have Windows Home Vista Premium--Recovery disc D is full----message boxes pop up that say my weekly cleanup of files can't run because there is no space. Chat to do?

Answer:why is my Recovery D file full

Have you been storing files in the recovery partition? (I would assume yes, otherwise it wouldn't be full!) Just move them to the C: drive (or anywhere else you have free space). Leave the recovery files though!

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I've got a computer I'm doing some diagnostic on and it appears as if the person has tried to back-up their computer to the Recovery partition and it is now annoying them with some rather annoying pop-ups telling them the drive is full. Out of 10gigs only 39mb remian.

The computer is HP Pavilion a6412p.

I would like to know which files belong on this partition and if there are any that would be safe to remove. Otherwise, I'm assuming there are some registry editing to do so that I can hide the symtom. Although I'd feel better fixing it rather than just hiding it.

Answer:Full Recovery Partition

There's one small, Nay, large problem with this. The files there can differ
greatly from one manufacturer to another as well as from one PC to another.

You're better off just looking for the files that the person backed up. These are usually
Pictures, Music, Movies, and Office documents. Aside from the recovery partition being full,
what other issues are there?

If it's just the recovery partition squaking about free space, then you may want to advise them
about how to save documents elsewhere on the computer and live with the pop-ups. If the user
is not ok with this, and they usually aren't, back up what you can and wipe the pc clean.

By all means tell them about all of this before wiping their pc.

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Hi. I'm using an old computer on work and it's got a 13,5 GB recovery drive. The FPP.WIM is now 12 GB and I'm constantly getting a warning about low disk space on this drive. What can I do? I'm not sure I need a recovery drive, I'm just going to buy a new computer if this one breaks down.
 

Answer:Recovery drive full

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I have a computer that says that it's recovery partition is 264mb from being full. How do I resolve this?I'm running Vista.

Answer:Recovery Partition is Full

Go to My Computer and tell us how many drives you see.Right Click then and go to Properties.Tell us the Used Space and Free Space for all of them. (Should be 2, C:\ and D:\, maybe more)

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Hi last 2 days i have been getting Low Memory messages on my
D: Recovery HD so i turned backup off, and recovery off.
How do i clean it ! or clear all files /they are .bin, and i can't
open them.
I do not have back-up disks or recovery disks.
Disk CleanUp will do what it can with any drive and compact it.
CCleaner will do alot and wipe the free space also.


2007 HP Desktop m8100n
File System: C: and D: both NTFS
System Restore ( OFF) Back UP (OFF)
Crimary HD 420 GB Free of 456 GB
D:Recovery HD 905 MB Free of 8.78 GB
DVD RW Drive (E) CD Drive (G)
+ USB 2.0 removables
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit (SP2)
IE - 8 , MS Office Pro 2007
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
3.0 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
AT&T Ethernet ADSL Siemens SpeedStream 4100
Avast free,Superantispyware,Spybot S&D free,
SpywareBlaster,Kill2ME,Trend Micro online 7.2
CCleaner Lite, Eusing RegDefrag and Reg Cleaner,
Windows Washer, CleanUP4.5.2,Empty Temp
Index Dat Spy- OldTimer, Win RAR
 

Answer:D: recovery HD full Low memory

bid95945 said:





I do not have back-up disks or recovery disks.Click to expand...

This is not answering your question, but I would highly recommend that you make a recovery disc. :major
 

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help i am trying to do a full system recovery but it won't let me.  It asked for a password but I did not have one so I changed it in the adminstrator. now it is not showing the system recovery application can someone help

Answer:full system recovery

sorry guys it is windows xp the computer is a compac.  I think a hacker may have got into it because there was a lot I could not do to try and fix it every time i tried not able to do that

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help i am trying to do a full system recovery but it won't let me.  It asked for a password but I did not have one so I changed it in the adminstrator. now it is showing the system reocvery application can someone help

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Question: RECOVERY DISK FULL

Wife upgraded system to Windows 10 a few months ago. Constantly received error messages stating that the memory was full.  System would re-boot.  This caused a lot of frustration. I recovered the hard drive to factory settings, but the recovery disk is still full at 93 GB.  I've attemtped to clear everything possible from the system, but I'm unable to clean/free up space on the recovery disk.How do I expand the recovery disk/partitions.  Is there something else I can try to allow more space for the recovery disk?

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First off, thanks to all of you. You guys are the best!

My husband's friend has a Compaq Presario F500 running Vista Home. He bought it used. We had it repaired (virus removed and junk cleared) last week. When he got it back, he kept getting a message about backup needed, so he clicked the balloon and clicked the ok button. Not sure if this was done with the HP program or the Vista one, though. Now he gets a message saying the last backup failed, and another saying the D drive is running out of memory. I followed the instructions for cleaning up the disc, but it only offers to clear the recycle bin, which is empty. I looked up similar posts, but with this pc being second hand, I've no idea about purchase date. Not sure how much significance there is between "date created" and "date modified" so hoping you guys can help. Here's a screenshot:
 

Answer:another full recovery drive

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Hello I have a laptop with Vista home premium and my problem is that I have 10 gig's allocated to my recovery drive, but all I have left is 6.35mb and everytime I reboot my computer I get a note that says "last backup failed recovery full"

So my question is: would it be okay to delete all of the files in that partition?

Answer:Recovery D: full, Can it be erased?

hmmm, the files in the recovery partition are files which if the computer deems important or you have deemed as important e.g. purchases etc or important windows files...

BUT...these are only needed if you were to ever recover your hard-drive as the important files would be saved so you could just recover them..

so in my opinion yes...but take caution delete them now and if you reformat....they won't be there...

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I wanna start my computer all over. I've backed up my necessary files and all so I'm ready to delete everything from my computer and start clear.

Answer:How to do a full system recovery?

Do you have a Windows 7 disk?
 
Is the system a laptop?
 
Does system have an optical drive?
 
What is wrong with the system...and what makes you think that a clean install is going to improve that?
 
Louis

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Hi everyone
My computer keeps popping up the message that my recovery drive is full. I have cleared all old backups, but it still has no room to create new backups. This is what I see when I open the recovery drive: http://screencast.com/t/iOslT1TA
Is that what's supposed to be there? I did a full install of Windows 7 over my old Vista install a while ago because I was having so many issues with my computer, and I'm wondering if somehow I screwed something up during that install. Can someone have a look and help me figure out what's going on?
Thanks

Answer:Recovery Drive Full

Try this. Right-click CORINNE-PC (this is your backup file location) and select 'Restore Options'. Then select 'Manage Space'. You should then be able to Delete any previous backups that are taking up space.

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The pop-up says to delete programs. I do have quite alot of pictures saved. Is that what did it ? What's the biggest Hard Drive I can stuff in a Dell Inspiron 1520 ,and will that fix the problem ?

Answer:Recovery Disk is full- now what ?

If you're low on space, burn off a few DVDs or get another drive and offload some files. I don't know your computer and I'm not bothering to look it up, but I willl say that the largest drives (single physical disk) made are in 2TB capacities (unless something new is out today..?). With RAID, using several drives, you can far exceed this number.

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Hello I have lenovo t500 , I upgraded my windows to windows 7 , now I want to restore my laptop to the original system will all the tools , Im trying to use the blue button on boot but I cant enter the menu for restore .what should I do ?thx

Answer:full system recovery

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Which Windows did you upgrade from? As per support page, reinstalling Rescue and Recovery 4.3 could also re-enable F11 or ThinkVantage Button.
 
If you created recovery discs, then you can use them instead to restore your T500 to factory settings.

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First time post of a longtime reader of this forum...
Would love to hear what some of the gurus here would suggest in this situation. I have seen it several times on computers I have been working on and really wasn't sure why the drive continues to grow. It is my understanding (which may be wrong) that the partition is essentially recovery discs, if something goes bad on the main partition, you can boot from recovery and revert back to factory image.

Now on the instances I've run into this, I've checked the drives contents. Usually you see a bunch of folders with different dates which would almost make you think restore points. So, do these different dates build upon each other or would it be safe to remove some of the older dates? Also why do the contents of the recovery drive continue to grow to the point where users will be constantly warned that they are out of space. Meanwhile, they another 200 Gb's of free space on the local disc.

I know about options like changing partition size with boot discs, etc. But I would like some advice on what to do when this situation arises on a user's PC w/o going that route. Delete folders? Compress? Maybe try to find what is causing the drive to grow? Is it normal for the recovery partition to grow over time? Are restore points actually saved on recovery partition? I know, a lot of ?'s here, but it seems to be a fairly common issue as I have seen it several times over the past few months. Thanks!

Answer:What to do when recovery partition is full??

Hi,
Welcome to TSF.

The recovery partiton is, as you say, just to contain the files to recover the factory image.

Nothing else should be stored or written to that partition.
If fact, some systems hide that partition.

What is writing to it?

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Hello all...Had to run recovery disk and it created an " ( I ) drive recovery " section on my hard drive...Thing is its now full and i can't save any more to it...The "C" drive part of it is only 4% full and I'm wondering if any of you experts could tell me how to get my cpu to again start using the "C" part of my hard drive...I've read about partitions and stuff like that but i'm really a noob as far as computer repair/restore...its a dell I560 running windows 7 home premium...The computer seems to run as it should except for this annoying problem...ANY help or advice would be much appreciated...........

Answer:Recovery drive full...Now what??

This might help you make more space for your back up but you should invest in a external hard drive for back up's Resize a Partition for Free in Windows 7 or Vista

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Question: recovery Disk full

Get Low Memory on recovery disk D
 

Answer:recovery Disk full

Why are you saving data to this "Recovery" drive?

It is there for the use of "System Recover" ONLY. You need to move the data from this drive to another location.

What have you been saving there?
 

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hi,

my recovery drve is full on vista, i read someone had said to change the path and the error message shoudl disappear but i have tried that and it will not let me change it. is there anyway i can get rid of the error message.

thanks

Answer:recovery full on vista

Hello gsm, welcome to Vista forums!

Have a look at this tutorial.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista

Keep us informed!











Later Ted

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Hello,

I just inheritied an HP Pavillion Entertainment laptop P--Dv6. In checking it out all of the old files--docs pics and stuff have been deleted, however the Recovery (D) drive has only 2.19 GB free left out of 13.2 GB. The other drives are relatively empty. Does anyone know how to clean out the recovery drive of un-needed things? I have no idea what is important and what's not.

While I'm here-does anyone know how to reset the username for the PC so it shows mine?

Thank you

Answer:Recovery (D) 80% full, How to clean out?

Hello jewelergirl777, welcome to Seven Forums!
Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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my recovery drive is almost full,its only got 327mb free of 5.56Gb
is there anyway i can reduce this without having to un-install programs?
i dont have that much on my pc

Answer:Recovery drive almost full

Hello Jaffa,

It sounds like your using the OEM's (Ex: Compaq) recovery manager program's restore points instead of the one for Vista. You should have a option in that Recovery Manager program to delete the restore points so that you can start over with new ones.

If you would like to use System Restore from Vista instead, then see System Restore Point - create, and the related links in it for more information on how.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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im trying to do a full recovery on a friends computer is a tiny-windows xp,with mine all you need to do is click f7 when you turn it on but with windows xp i aint got a clue so can anyone help please....thnx
 

Answer:Solved: help with full recovery

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Hello,

I have been doing some of the tweaks in Tweakguides-XPTC. After running Diskeeper, the free space on volume D is very low (17%).

Here is what I have done so far:

Ran Diskeeper - both regular and boot-time.

Decreased the disk space for system restore to 5%.

Removed all but the most recent restore points.

Used CCleaner

I consistently run Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot, The Cleaner, and Spyblaster.
(Is it redundant to use Spybot & Spyblaster....I always wonder if you can have too much stuff?) I use EzTrust anti-virus & firewall.

I have an HP Pavilion:
Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz
2.60GHz, 512MB of RAM
Windows XP Media Center-2002 SP2

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Bev

Answer:HP Recovery Volume D Full

A couple things to do to free up disk space:Remove all programs that you don't use anymore.Remove anything in your My Documents folder, that doesn't have to be on your computer (burn it to CDs).(Is it redundant to use Spybot & Spyblaster....I always wonder if you can have too much stuff?)In my opinion, there's no such thing as too much protection.I use:a? freeAd-AwareSpybot S&DSpywareblasterSpywareGuardSome use more, some use less.Another way to lessen your chance of infection, is to use an alternate browser, if you're using IE.These browsers pose less of a security risk, than IE:(Also faster)FirefoxMozillaOpera Flashpeak SlimBrowser AvantBrowser

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Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!

Answer:Recovery Partition FULL?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BAC5point2


Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!



How ofter are you running backup? How big is the OS partition? is there anything being backed up?

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I formatted my computer and it wiped my partitions. I used the software ," Recover my Files" . It found the files and
installed them over my D Drive, my recovery drive.

I saved them again onto an external hard drive, but I can't remove them now from my D Recovery drive. How can I access the files to delete them or restore the drive to its original 'recovery setting? I am getting messages warning me the drive is running low on space. The files seem to be hidden, I tried to show all files in control panel, but that didn't show them.

I completely understand this drive is not for this, I have NEVER used it (until today) , but the program defaulted there and I didn't catch it until it was filled...

So, I either need to format my D drive and try to redownload from HP my recovery files, OR somehow access these files and wipe out the ones I put on... The second choice sounds friendlier than the first...

Tx
Matt
 

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Hello There

Computer Specs:
HP dv6000 special ed.
AMD Turion Processor.
Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 bit
Avast 4.7

So, my computer is falling apart. Numerous programs just "stop working" . My inernet connectivity is sporadic at best. I run diagnostics, but the diagnostic framework is unable to diagnose or repair my problems. All of a sudden, I'm unable to get updates for windows because of my firewall settings.

So, I deduced that something was very wrong. Either my computer has gone far too long without updates. Or it has a virus.

The past few days I've been running System Restore repeatedly. And now I'm down to maybe 7 restore points, all consecutive, and all restore my computer to the same dysfunctional state. So, I decided a System Recovery was in order. Now, I began my back up to the D drive, which is the recovery drive. About 70% of the way through, the back up stopped and reported that the drive was full. Now, I have a full drive and no way to back up my computer - until I can get a jump drive that is. Also, for some reason the computer won't recognize my network drive.

I'm worried that I've created a serious problem. The recovery drive remains consistent no matter how many times the computer is restored. How do I create space on the drive? Can you think of any other solutions to my problems or areas to investigate?
Your help would be very much appreciated. Thanks for reading my thread.

Mia
 

Answer:Full Recovery Drive

By the "recovery drive", do you mean the recovery partition of the main drive on your machine? If so, it is more intended to contain the recovery for the operating system than a backup of your drive. The Windows installation files should be there.

Do you also have recovery media that you made or got with the machine?

It would be far safer, and should have been done anyway since a drive can fail suddenly at any time, if you had backed up everything somewhere other than your main drive. Any backups there will be of no use if the drive fails or if the data or partitions get damaged during the installation process. All would be lost.

If you are thinking of buying a drive, you might consider an external hard drive. Not only would it serve you for this backup, but you could use it in the future to keep backups of things you don't want to lose when the drive fails. Or you could even use it with an imaging application to back up the entire drive, operating system, programs, and files so that you could recover from a disaster or even a failed drive in the few minutes it would take to restore the image.
 

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Hey guys, currently I'm waiting on the hijack this forums to help me out, but just in case they can't do anything for this virus I have and I need to recover my computer I have a few questions.
1) I currently can't find the restore disk, and I'm not sure if my computer has it built in, how do I check?
2) XP restore guide walking you through step by step anywhere??
3) I upgraded the computer with a new graphics card, although I may have lost the disk with the driver for the card, can I find the right stuff online?
4) I have iTunes with a couple thousand songs, if I back up the songs to a disc do I run a risk of the virus transfering to one of those discs? My sisters iPod is also synced to this computer, what are the chances a virus could have been stored in that?
Thanks for any answers!

Answer:Just in case I need to do a full recovery?

You need the disc's no way around it, the video driver should be available on the vendors site. As far as your files yes there is a chance that there may be files that are infected, it is always chancy retrieving anything from an infected computer. What I have heard of being done was to copy to a clean hard drive which is put aside until the machine is up and running with good security programs loaded, then hooking the drive up and running the scans in the security programs. This is not fool proof and may lead to another reload.

Phil

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Hi I have a compaq presario laptop, everything is running slow and i am unable to install updates, when I type this is also very slow and lots of letters are often missing. I have been through the helpfiles to try to find out if files other that recovery are being stored on my D drive, I have went into folder options, selected show hidden files etc, I am still unable to access drive d files to find out as i get a recovery partition warning message and am unable to go any further. Having spent countless nights on line trying to find a solution I am no further forward. Can anybody offer a solution please? Many Thanks....

Answer:Recovery Drive D is full

My Computer - select drive right click -propertiesDo this for all your Partitions.How much free space is being shown on each partition?What operating system are you using?

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I have an HP Pavilion ze2000 that runs with windows XP. I'm trying to do a full system recovery because I have a virus that's disabling everything fast. F10 on startup brings me to clock settings, security...etc. I can't find anything to do with system recovery. Also I can't get into HP Tools or windows help. What can I do?

Answer:full system recovery

order the discs from HPSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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A month ago I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to W7 Home Premium on my 8 mon old Toshiba Satellite L300 ..now recovery d drive is full..only 7 gigs ..I guess the backups have been going there and have not removed previous backups ..now processing is slower and I worried about a total freeze.( could some components of my OS be there as well?)
I used the disk manager and tried to add space onto my d from c but only ended up with an unallocated partition of 20g's ..couldn't figure out how to add to D..

CIs there a way to get into the d and delete backup files ..or as I read in another forum.. do I remove the partitions letters for the d ? would that just make it one big c drive? ..would that effect computers performance? how can I get that unallocated partion back to c ..or to d ? I could sure use some help ..thanks, gerry

Answer:D Recovery Drive full

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gerrmcke


A month ago I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to W7 Home Premium on my 8 mon old Toshiba Satellite L300 ..now recovery d drive is full..only 7 gigs ..I guess the backups have been going there and have not removed previous backups ..now processing is slower and I worried about a total freeze.( could some components of my OS be there as well?)
I used the disk manager and tried to add space onto my d from c but only ended up with an unallocated partition of 20g's ..couldn't figure out how to add to D..

CIs there a way to get into the d and delete backup files ..or as I read in another forum.. do I remove the partitions letters for the d ? would that just make it one big c drive? ..would that effect computers performance? how can I get that unallocated partion back to c ..or to d ? I could sure use some help ..thanks, gerry


Gerry Hi and welcome

I dont know how big your HD is. but there are a few things to consider.
1-do you want to back up (a good idea)
2-how big is the C:\ partition? win 7 needs about 25 gigs
3-slowness. can be either from a fragmented HD, too little space, too little ram etc

If you give us your specs we can help more

Ken J+

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I keep getting this message.  That my Recovery Drive is full and that my data may not be backed up.  I have deleted all except the most recent backup point on the options, but I still get this.  It pops up all the time and drives me nuts!   It does just have one recovery point, because I tried deleting some programs (as it requested) and it messed up, so I used the one recovery point to restore my settings.  So I know I get that.  Is there any way to get rid of possible junk on this drive?  It shouldn't be full.Thanks.

Answer:Recovery D Drive Full

What information should I provide?

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I have two hard drives- 1) Recovery (D) 9.99GB (2) o/s (C) 138GB

The Recovery is used to store scheduled backups.
My problem -- Recovery (D) is now vertually full with no room for future backups.

Can anybody tell me how to delete some of the older backups to make space for my next schedule backup.
 

Answer:Recovery backup full

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Im thinking about rebooting my laptop today as its become really slow and clogged up, I have salvaged all the documents and photos etc that I want to keep and made sure i have all the software CD's to load again.

But there is one photo editing program that i use regularly of which i cannot find the CD for.. is there anyway of copying it so it will run again after i have rebooted it?

I have a Sony Vaio which has the hard drive split into 2... i have read somewhere that you can put things in the D: drive and it will not be affected by the reboot... is this true?

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Full system recovery help

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Question: Recovery Disk Full

Hello,
My HP computer running Vista with SP1 will not back up properly.
The recovery "D" drive is full and when I try to adjust the settings so that it dumps the older backups nothing happens. How can I clear some space on this disk? I would like to be able to back up more frequently but the only fix right now is to keep increasing the size of that disk- eventually I will have all recovery and no "C" drive!

I tried to back up onto DVDs last night but that failed too- the error message read I/O failure.

I have restore disks that I created when I bought the computer. I have never tried to boot from them but I'm assuming that they work properly.
 

Answer:Recovery Disk Full

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I am helping a friend with her computer running Windows Vista 64bit. She unfortunately was held captive by optimizer pro and mypcbackup. She had 475 files for Malwarebytes to remove. Vista keeps popping up and telling me her recovery drive is full. Indeed the D: drive has 7mb left out of the 15GB. She is a basic user and would have not set up any backup.

On the D: (recovery) drive, what do I need to make sure that I do not delete? And then, would the backup that seems to be going to the D: drive be Vista driven or would it have been the MyPCBackup mess?
 

Answer:recovery drive full

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When doing a Full Factory Recovery does the Personal Document folder with the file "nfuser.dat" automatically install with the recovery process, or is there something I have to do manually? Thanks, Jim.
 

Answer:Full Factory Recovery

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I'm trying to assist my father with a C305 (3000 series desktop), which my stepbrother bought in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the Windows Vista has a number of "issues" (e.g. some errors on boot, and most Control Panel items don't work at all). So, I'd like to rebuild the computer from scratch, back to its factory installation. Unfortunately, although Windows is in English, the manual is in Chinese and none of us speaks Chinese! I also notice that there is no recovery disk. Can anyone tell me, please: Is there supposed to be a recovery disk, and if so, how can I get it?If no recovery disk is needed, how can I rebuild the computer? I read somewhere something about F11, but I don't know whether that's correct. If there is a way to get hold of an English manual for the C305, I'd love to know that, too! Thanks in advance.

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My Recovery Image ( D: ) is saying it is almost full and I feel like it is slowing down my PC because before it wasnt going this slow. Is there a way that I can delete some of the things that are unnecessary to speed up my PC? I have attached an image to help with explination.

Answer:Recovery Image almost full

CarterKid wrote:My Recovery Image ( D: ) is saying it is almost full and I feel like it is slowing down my PC because before it wasnt going this slow. Is there a way that I can delete some of the things that are unnecessary to speed up my PC? I have attached an image to help with explination. The Low Disk Space message isn't going to cause any performance issues with your machine but it will be an annoyance.  The HP Recovery partition is only meant for HP recovery storage so anything added will cause this message to appear.  You can remedy the situation by removing any files added to the drive that weren't part of the original image.  More information about resolving it can be found here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312

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Help!! I keep getting this little bubble saying my recovery D is full. I deleted a ton of files and put all of my pictures on flashdrives but that was a waste of time, it didn't help. Since I'm really not a geek with computers, I'm sooo lost. My C drive says 218GB free of 288GB and D says 12.7MB free of 9.99GB Any idea how to fix this? Thanks so much (in english please, like I said, kinda slow with this stuff)

Answer:Recovery D backup full?

This is normal. The recovery drive is designed to be full so you won't mess around with it (and subsequently mess it up).

Try this tutorial for fixing it (I'd use method 2 - and only do it on the Recovery drive): Low Disk Space Warning in Vista

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I am using the new Vista Ultima on an HP m8150n quad core computer. Things have been mostly just fine. Recently however, my recovery drive D is showing as RED, 734mb free out of 9.23 gig. My main drive C has 190gig free out of 288gig. I have a drive E also, that has 276gig free out of 298gig. On the side of my machine HP put a sticker indicating that the machine has a 640gig hard drive.
Is my hard drive partitioned to drive C,D and E?
I do use the automatic backup for files only and I have set this to be backed up to drive E. The backup has been performing just fine on Sunday nights.
My main questions are
1. Why is my recovery drive D filling up?
2. Is microsoft's automatic updates filling it up?
3. What should I do at this point, obviously I will make a external recovery disc, but is my system about to crash when the recovery drive gets completely full?

Sorry for being so long winded, I truly appreciate any help.

Signed, I think I'm about to hit a MSWall.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Recovery Drive D is Red - almost full

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I'm not very tech savvy at all I've tried reading up on this a bit and I know that you aren't supposed to use up the space to store anything on it or modify it in any way I tried going to folders and search options and showing hidden files and what not but only the usual files show up like bootmgr CSP .DAT boot preload SRECYCLE.BIN and a few others that all seem normal I'm only upset and confused about having 2.22 GB free space left on HP-RECOVERY (D) because of the fact that in the past I believe I had almost all 18 GB free and when I started saving lots of pictures and word documents to my computer that's when I noticed the space becoming less I recently put all of my pictures and music on external flash drives and then proceeded to delete them from the computer itself and empty the recycle bin hoping that it would free up space but it hasn't changed at all I still only have 2.22 GB left I also tried clicking on tools checking for errors in (D) but nothing was found to be wrong so I'm really confused about what exactly took up that extra space because it didn?t come like that when I purchased my desktop the only other thing I can think of is when I had a virus last year that seems to have messed up the system restore function this might not be related but I remember reading that I should click on computer properties and then system protection to see the available drives on protection settings and make sure that HP-RECOVERY (D) isn't checked or on and it isn't its off... Read more

Answer:HELP Is my HP-RECOVERY (D:) supposed to be this full?

Hi: No way the recovery partition ever had 18 GB free. HP only makes the recovery partitions large enough to store the recovery image. Your screen shot is perfectly normal. The recovery partition should be almost full. Please see this guide to check to see if your have any extraneous files on the recovery partition (which I doubt you do), since you are not getting any errors. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736755/

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I have a bit of a problem. Somehow when doing backup, the backup went to the HP Recovery (D) instead of my DVD Drive and now the Recovery Drive is showing a RED LINE under it. How can I access the Recovery drive to remove the files that where added to it? I keep getting messages that the drive is locked and I need to get past that. If I loose the information on it, so be it but I would like to try to remove the excess files first. I posted the problem on the HP Forums which helped me some but then left me hanging. 
 
Here is a posting that I have on the HP Forums website and how far it has taken me: 
 
 
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Recovery/DV2615nr-Entertainm-ent-Notebook-Recovery-D-Access/m-p/2974719#M33718
 
Thanks for the time.

Answer:HP Notebook Recovery(D) Full

Try doing a System Restore to a point prior to the backup.

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Hi,
I'm hoping someone can help me with my problem. I have Windows Vista Home Premium in an HP Pavillion. It's only 6 months old, and suddenly I'm getting constant messages that my Recovery (D disk is full. When I click on the option to clean up files, the only option that comes up is the Recycle Bin. I click OK to empty it, but of course that frees up almost nothing, so that's not going to make any real difference. My question is how do I free up more space in Recovery? Compressing didn't work either, and I'm afraid to touch anything else without knowing exactly what the result will be.

I am also getting constant reminder to run a system backup, but of course there is no space to do that. So what can I do to get rid of these messages? I read some other posts regarding backing up on a DVD, but to be honest I don't even know how to do that. I'm assuming it's simple enough to figure out, but is that really what I should do? And if I do, how can I be sure I've done it correctly? I'd hate to think I had a back-up handy and then find that it doesn't work when I need it.

So any hints/tips/instructions would be greatly appreciated, especially if they come with detailed instructions. And if you don't mind, I would also appreciate it if you could talk to me as if I'm a three-year-old. I'm a very fast learner, but I am new to vista and so far have only learned the basics of computers.

Thanks in advance!
&nbs... Read more

Answer:Recovery Full Message

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My recovery drive D is full. I went to the HP link about how to delete ONLY the back-up files in it from a previous post. (of course, I can't find the site now) I have selected under EXPLORE ALL USERS-----SHOW HIDDEN FILES, NO HIDDEN EXTENSIONS, NO HIDDEN PROTECTED OS FILES So, now when I try to get into Recovery D, I can't get into the HP file. I get the lovely message about NOT ALTERING THESE FILES, ETC...... Now what?? I know I need to change the backup option about D drive.
 

Answer:Recovery D Drive Full

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my recovery drive  has turned red. there is a file of 570 mb inside despite 15 gb space. want it back to normal (at least half empty) is it possible to reduce its size by removing my personal datas from other drives? may be this image is a reflection of all files stored on my other drives (like image of them). recovery should be the original laptop softwares and drives to be able to go back anytime you want. no need for hp to take image from my datas and keep it on recovery drive have made different drives just to be ablae to save them safely . so what is the reason of having such a huge recovery files.it shows 15 gb is almost full.but there is just a 570 mb file inside .even i tride to show the hidden files but nothing inside. may be hp hide it inside that drive to keep it safe.good. but how to return my rocovery drive again half full and not red.please help me about it. many thanks. 

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I just had to reset my computer to its factory defaults because of I virus that was on my computer. I had to re-install Windows 7, and I haven't done anything but added 3 user accounts and install google chrome. I can not figure out why my computer is having slow performance. My computer is a HP Pavillion Elite m9500y. Please help?

Answer:Full System Recovery!

Is it overheating in anyway? Make sure the system is cleaned and air flow is good. You said you reinstalled Windows, which would me you reformatted and stuff? Also make sure all the drivers are up to date. You can also test the memory with Memtest.

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I have a customer who just purchased an HP Pavilion 510-p030. He said that he did a complete data transfer from his old Compaq (running vista) to his new computer. Now the recovery partition is full and it keeps popping up that there is no space on the computer. Do you have any suggestions as to what may of happened? The computer is running very slow now and he can not do much.

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Did a full redistructive recovery on my vista restarted now asking for user name and password cant remember old one never had to logon this way but put in what i thought and it omes up with THE SPECIFIED DOMAIN EITHER DOES NOT EXIST OR COULD BE CONTACTED any ideas how to get round this please? thank you
 

Answer:full redestructive recovery

sorry we are unable to assist with getting around passwords

how did you do the
a full redistructive recoveryClick to expand...

what did you use
sounds like you have setup to access a domain

what version of windows ? - as in vista forum, assume vista -but want to confirm

the only solution, would be to re-install again - but i just wanted to see if you may have entered anything to connect to a domain

is this a work PC and work Windows at all
 

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Hi, can any-body please tell how to do a full system recovery I do not have the CD that came with the computer. The operating system is Windows XP Professional. I try using the CD that came with my children?s computer, also using the same operating system. But it did not work.  

Answer:full system recovery

...and it won't. Recovery CD will work only with the computer it came with.You either buy full version Windows CD, or your can order Recovery CD from your computer maker.

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I just bought a new Spectre x360 2 days ago and when open it i saw that the Recovery drive (D is full.How can it be and what should i do? I am not very computer orianted so please if you can explain in simple terms  Thank you.

Answer:Recovery Drive almost full

Hi,        Try the steps listed below to fix this issue. http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03458013

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I am continuing to tidy up my wife's laptop, which runs vista home basic.I have noticed the recovery drive is full, with only7 MB of the 10GB remaining.I am perplexed as to why this should be- most of the files date back to when I bought the laptop (system files etc), and I presume these are important.If vista was running scheduled back ups, and has filled the disk this way, surely I would see that from the file dates? How do I go about deleting the non essential stuff here? My excuses again for my ineptitude, but the members were so helpful re. my RAM querie.
Gads

Answer:recovery drive full

im assuming you mean the recovery partition , all it contains are the files you'll need to reformat/set back to factory defaults , its fine dont delete anything there

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I purchase this computer the end of Dec. 2016 and my recovery is almost full. I do not know what to do. Please help.

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery is full

 Hello cynrocksit,  Go through the below article, Same for WIN 10http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03737312  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Question: Recovery disk full

Popup box - "running out of space on recovery D - free up space by deleting old/unnecessary files". When I click & agree there is nothing shown to delete. The recovery disk D is a 6GB partition and shows as almost full. PC is HP6027 with Vista Premium

Answer:Recovery disk full

The recovery disk D partition is what it says, in the event that your computer requires a repair or reset to factory settings, access to these files are required usually booting with a recovery disk. This partition is usually relatively small and in your case just less than 6gig. As a result your pc flags it as being full and asks you to free up space. Best to leave this alone andd ignore the disk warnings

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    can some one please tell me -how to do a full system recovery?   

Answer:full system recovery

What Windows version?Do you have Recovery CD, or Windows xxx CD?

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Laptop Model: Acer Extensa 5220

Windows Vista Basic

How do I perform a full destructive recovery

Answer:Full Destructive Recovery

Use lappys install disks.. choose reinstall factory settings.

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Recovery D: (10gb) says it is full, what does it do, can I empty it?
All my stuff is in C: ?

Answer:Recovery (D:) is full, can i empty it?

Be Sure of what it contains first. On many systems recovary D is where the files are if you need to restore your system.
Deleating it or the contents may leave you with many problems at a later date
I would suggest you obtain an external drive and transfer sume saved items to that

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I know that there are several threads about similar problems, they are different enough that I can't get to a solution.
Here's the problem:
I was given this Dell Inspirion 530 computer because it had Vista on it.
I have used it very little since setting it up in 2010.
Now I am getting messages that say "drive (D) RECOVERY is full". I checked with "properties" to see what was on (D) all I found as 6 GB of recovery files, but the drive says it has 15 GB on it. I tried disk cleanup more options but found nothing.
I was checking windows updates, automatic, and found that all of the updates were being stored in (D), all 420 of them, most of them were for programs I never use.
Here's where I get lost. I have never changed anything to do with drive (D), I never changed anything having to do with windows updates, or for the restore points that are there too. All of the disks that came with the computer are still sealed in their envelopes.
On the internet all I see is "nothing should be in this drive except the recovery programs". I have to believe this is the way Dell loaded it. Of course Dell won't own up to it and for $129 they will fix their screwup. It's out of warranty, because it took 2+ years to add the 9 GB of updates. I didn't know there was a problem and now I get stuck with a bill?
If anyone can help me untange this I would appreciate the effort.
If not, It didn't cost me anything and the landfill is still accepting trash.

Answer:drive (D) RECOVERY full

Welcome
If still functioning, why not use the restoration partition to restore to the way you were when you bought the computer. I doubt that the recovery partition (D) was the original recipient of your updates, something probably changed. Once you have all your updates and everything is the way you want, download Macrium Reflect and make an image of your HD on an external hard drive, you will never have this problem, again.

EDIT: I have always owned a Dell and never had this problem.

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Hello and thank you in advance!

My D: Recovery Drive only has 654 MB of space left and I'm concerned that it should have more space. I use Mozy and noticed that the Temp folder is filled with 3.88GB of files from today.

Can I increase the size of the D: ? I've always heard that you shouldn't mess with this drive.

While I'm asking, I noticed that no documents or pictures or anything are stored in this drive, even though the drive contains folders for these things. Should I be concerned by that?

Thank you!
 

Answer:D: Recovery Drive is FULL

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my recovery d drive is full i need to clean it up can someone help me please
 

Answer:help - recovery d drive is full

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Have you been saving things or installing software to the D drive? The computer manufacturer normally reserves the D partition for storing the software needed to restore the main C partition to fresh from the factory conditions and sizes the partition accordingly.
 

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I have not noticed before the recovery drive on my computer. The bar is red!!! It shows only 1.93 gb free of 20.8 gb. I do not know what this means. I remember seeing it in the past but it was not red. I am afraid that this could be a warning of something to happen. Should i do anything??? Please try to be simple with your answer, i am technically challenged!!! Thanks, ag

Answer:Recovery drive almost full

An additional comment. I have never stored anything in this drive. When I click on it, it shows a warning from HP in blue lettering indicating that it should not be touched. I also right clicked Properties and under Previous Versions it shows something modified on 11/16/14. Not sure what this means, I have never done anything in this drive. Thanks, AG

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Hi, I'm having issues with constant reminders that my Recovery D is full. It's 19.1GB and has 3mb of space left. I've already looked on this forum and the advise of 'just leave it don't delete anything etc' isn't good enough and I need more help. I've tried everything - chkdsk etc and found no issues. I recently upgraded to Windows 10- which I've now reversed back to 8.1 to see if that could help but it's still the same - I know that's not really logical but since the issues only occured afterward I've tried everything to stop myself from being driven up the wall by it, that includes reverting back. The main issue is I cannot see the files in the partitions to know what's taking up all this space, the only thing I need on recovery is the system recovery, nothing else, so I don't understand why it needs to be so big. Yes I've checked 'show hidden files' and unchecked anything that would stop me from not being able to see the files, but that only brings up some detail on the recovery drive. I can then not see into those files -HP, RECOVERY, PRELOAD, BOOT, EFI... you get the picture - and I cannot see individually how big they are. I wouldn't mind if the annoying 'your recovery drive is full' didn't keep pinging up, yes I've gone into control panel and tried to stop it but everytime I log back on again it starts doing it over and over. I've thought about completely deleting it, the only thing that's stopped me is I don't have a big enough usb available (over ... Read more

Answer:Recovery D too full, unable to fix

Greetings, Well, you can use MS Disk Management console or third party disk management software. Shrink the C:\ drive by a couple of GB's. Then expand the D:\ drive using the GB's gained from the C:\drive. You must be adding files to D. Unless you migrated to an SSD or a smaller HDD. There is no logical reason for the empty space on the D:\  to decrease without cause. Cheers!

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How do I delete old R and R files? I  receive the message: Rescue and Recovery does not have enough space to perform the requested operation.

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I have Partition Wizard on my system and I was looking at my system drive. I have the standard UEFI partitions on my system (300MB Recovery, 100MB UEFI, 128MB MSR, and my Windows OS) and I noticed that my Recovery partition is 88% full. Should I be concerned about it being this full and look at making it larger? Or will this usage remain static?
Thanks

Answer:Can the recovery partition get full?

It is static. I am concerned that none of those are large enough for a true recovery partition though. A true recovery partition will be around 17GB if the system is part of recovery. Have you made a flash (usb) recovery drive? Did your PC come with 8 or 8.1 or did you install from disc or ISO? If you installed from disc or ISO forget everything I just said.

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When I go into "Computer" it shows my Recovery [D:] almost full. It says there's only 897Mb free of 6.25. Isn't there only different recovery dates on here,and can I clean out this disk? If so,could someone walk me through it? Scares me to attempt it.
If I can empty this,will it help speed me up at all or be of any benefit? Thank you

Answer:Recovery Disk D almost full

Welcome Rosebud
From what you have told us it sounds like those are system restore points. As the D Drive gets full the older points will be removed to make room for the new. Here is some information about those points. Removing them may give you a small increase in speed, but lets learn about them first so that you can make the decision that is the most beneficial to you.
Here is our tutorial on System Restore
I do not think that the main tutorial will be of much help for your specific question. The ones listed later on should be able to provide many answers to your questions
System Restore - How to
Here is one from the list that may interest you
System Restore - disk space
Read the literature, then come back with any questions or comments.

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Hey there,

I'm just wondering about the recovery drive I have, the (D:) drive is almost full, and I was just wondering what should I do when it runs out of space? My friend has his recovery drive full as well and needs help, which is why I'm posting this. I was told not to modify or even touch anything in the drive because it is a backup of the system or something? Well I don't know what to do because my friend's recovery drive is full and he's getting a notification on his taskbar about it, I have 1Gb left and was just wondering as well since most of mine is used up. Should I just leave it? Thanks for the help.

Answer:My Recovery Drive (D:) Almost Full.....

I'd get a larger drive, and use Acronis or Paragon partition managers to dupe the drive onto the larger partition.

Tell me about it... I started with 250GB Hard drives in my XP system, when I Upgraded to Win 7 I had to get 320 GB drives, then 500 GB drives, and finally 1 TB drives. Right now I have 2 500 giggers, they are totally packed... Last month I bought another 1TB drive, it is totally full now. I just don't know where the space goes, I absulutely require everything I have saved, cos I build and repair computers, I have to keep an exhaustive library of Drivers, OS's. I even run a program that allows me to read my Mac partitions as if they are attached right to my PC.

If you are not sure about what you need... And if your backup is bursting at the seams, then do this:

1) Check your system - Make sure it is in absolute perfect order, no little glitches. If that is the case then:

2) Delete your entire Backup drive. Sounds drastic, but if you are in no danger, you should be OK.

3) Once you clear ouot all that space, just make one Brand New Backup, and then tell your Backup program to make a Backup ONLY When you tell it to.

Cos it counds like you have some kind of Automatic Backup going, I'd dhut it off, do it manually, cos if you keep going, your backup partition will soon get totyally filled.

Ideally, you want to keep all of your drives about 1/4 full for best computer performance. Now myself, I keep them 80% full, causes me a lot of problems cos I'm a packra... Read more

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Recovery drive d total space, 19.3 GB- free space 767 MB just in last days.  Before, almost all total space was free space.  HELP!!!

Answer:Recovery drive d full

@lojohjr, welcome to the forum. The "D" partition is for HP Recovery media.  It should not be used for any other purpose.  It appears that a program/s is saving data to it arbitrarily.  You can carefully move any of the information that is not related to HP Recovery.  Then, make certain when you save data that it is not being saved to the "D" partition. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I don't know much about computers..I have a 2007 HP laptop..I don't use it for much, since I am only a college student. (Word files, etc.). For some reason, every time I turn my computer on, I get a warning that my disk may have a corruption and needs to be checked. I wait while it checks, and nothing ever happens. Then, once I get to the main screen, I get a warning that my recovery drive D is close to being full. Considering that I only save files on the C drive, and I don't even backup, I have no idea how this file would be full. I feel like my computer is running slower because of it, and honestly it has become quite a nuisance. PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:My Recovery Drive (D) is full

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I did the Full System Recovery thing as my computer was getting slower and slower and locking up quite often! The instructions said it would take me back to the factory settings, just like it was when I purchased it! I went through the process and now it won't boot up, it says windows has not loaded and tells me to restart the computer--it gets in a loop and tells me the same thing over and over! Is there an easy fix?

Answer:Full System Recovery

Try and boot the computer again, and then do the reset. If you cannot

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.




Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What ... Read more

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I have had to resort to doing a full recovery from a recovery partition (SONY VAIO DESKTOP) , due to a blue screen error encountered when Windows is starting up.Part of the recovery process , however , requires Windows to start normally - it can't do this as it hits the blue screen mentioned above - so a bit of a chicken and egg situation here !!Can 'F8' into Safe Mode BUT can't get past message saying that Recovery process can't continue in Safe Mode.Is there a way to rollback the Recovery process so that at least I can get back in via Safe Mode again ?

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