Restore disk full

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by grik, Mar 18, 2008.

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    grik Guest

    I need to make room for my hp recovery so that I can make a back up. the disc
    is full and I dont know what to do
    grik, Mar 18, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    In order to get more space , " compress " your disk. In my OS ( hom
    premium ), I'll click Computer > highlight recovery disk, right click
    Properties > Compress. Hope that helps
    davidjchuang, Mar 18, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    Can you be a bit more explicit:
    What precisely do you mean by "I need to make room for my hp recovery " and
    why should that affect your backup?
    Where are you wanting to make a backup to, and what disk is full?
    Gordon, Mar 18, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    I think we need to know what the OP means by "making room for the HP
    recovery" first....
    Gordon, Mar 18, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    The Recovery partirion will be full; that is how it is supposed to be.
    It is a factory install of a recovery partition; leave it alone!

    It is there for you to either hit an F Key at startup to reinstall, or for
    you to make Recovery DVDs in case your HD completely fails.

    If you are trying to do a backup of your system(business and ultimate only),
    either create another partition to save it to, orsave it to an external HD.

    Next time, try putting a few facts here!!!!!!
    Mick Murphy, Mar 18, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    And there's absolutely NO point whatsoever in creating a backup on a
    partition of the same physical HDD....
    Gordon, Mar 18, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    You should not copy or backup anything to the recovery partition (usually
    the D drive). The documentation that came with your PC will show you how to
    make recovery disks.
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    Bob, Mar 18, 2008
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    Joyce Guest

    Joyce, Apr 6, 2008
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    nnurse52 Guest

    nnurse52, Apr 8, 2008
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    nnurse52 Guest

    nnurse52, Apr 8, 2008
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    nnurse52 Guest

    I'm having the same problem as Joyce. I've already done the compression,
    emptied my trash and deleted as much stuff as I could, which I found out
    doesn't make a difference. I also want to make a back disc(s) and it say not
    enough room to make a shadow copy. I've had to do restore files (to a better
    day) a few times because of the computer not working right, would that affect
    the restore disk as far as filling it up?
    nnurse52, Apr 8, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    NO NO NO! The "restore" partition is NOT part of the everyday usage of your
    computer! It ONLY comes into play when you use the Restore CD/DVD that came
    with your computer....
    System Restore does NOT have ANYTHING to do with the "Restore" partition.
    Gordon, Apr 8, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Please, please listen to Bob and Mick. Do not "touch" the restore disk
    drive anymore than you already had. Get yourself an external hard drive
    and do your files backup there. External hard drive can be had for less
    than $100 ( if you're in U.S., I'm from Canada , it would cost me
    more.)If you need recommendations, post the question and you'll have all
    the excellent replies. Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Apr 8, 2008
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    nnurse52 Guest

    Thank you for the replies. I haven't done anything to the D disk except the
    compression. There was nothing extra to delete when I opened it. But, I
    don't understand why I'm getting the message that it's full and also why I
    can't perform a back up without getting the message that it's unable to make
    a shadow copy due to the the disc not having enough space. Do I just ignore
    the message that the D disk is full? Why has it gone from being 60% full to
    just having 70MB remaining?
    nnurse52, Apr 9, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    I'll repeat what I said to Joyce. Listen to Bob and Mick. They are the
    experts. Do not touch the recovery drive. Get an external hard drive and
    do your files backup to it. Just leave the recovery drive alone. Don't
    worry about "disk full", it's aok. Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Apr 9, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    Have you not read ANY of the messages in this thread? If the D drive is the
    Recovery Partition that came with the computer, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!!! It is
    NOT MEANT TO BE USED other than when you use the Recovery CD that was
    supplied by your computer's manufacturer.
    Gordon, Apr 9, 2008
  17. "Have you not read ANY of the messages...?" That's the problem. The op
    followed the suggestions given by 'davidjchuang'.
    miss-information, Apr 9, 2008
  18. Gordon, the D drive Recovery Partition contains a file that is used to
    create recovery CDs (up to 16) or DVDs (up to 3). The manufacturer did not
    provide them. They are for the user to create. Do so before they are needed.
    Charles W Davis, Apr 9, 2008
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    Chris Guest

    Chris, Apr 13, 2008
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    Chris Guest

    I've had the same problem since I bought this computer from dell when vista
    first came out. This has been a total nightmare and I can't wait until this
    computer dies so I can go to a MAC. My RECOVERY (C) drive states that it's
    full and my computer keeps telling me to clear files which I have nothing to
    clear. My (D) drive has tons of space. Is there a way of moving everything
    from the (C) drive to the (D) drive? Also, why when I save things can't I
    save it to the (D) drive where I have the space?
    Chris, Apr 13, 2008
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