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    Factory Image D, Low disk Space





    my factory image d is low, i have tried disk defrag,disk clean up.
    i don't have another program taking up space on factory image.


    plz help with this problem

    Last edited by msdeb; 25 Jan 2012 at 09:07 AM.
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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    Welcome
    The factory image partition is used to recover your Operating System in case of a major problem, with no other options. In essence it is used to reinstall the Operating System. Nothing else should be in that partition except the image of your Operating System. Due to errors, files may have been written to the drive inadvertently. I suggest that you go into the drive and delete everything that is not pertient to the actual reinstallation of the Operating System. You will be able to tell what is unnecessary by the dates that are shown. Any current dates can be deleted. Do not write to this partition, in the future. You can use another partition or DVDs or CDs to write files


    I wish you luck.

    (per WHS)
    D: is your recovery partition with little free space. Nothing should be written on it. It can, however, happen, that e.g. file backup writes data on it if you did not change the target volume. D: is the default volume for file backup. I suggest you go into "Computer", double click on D: and delete all files that are not part of the recovery partition. If you don't know which is which, take a snip and post the picture here. Then we can help you sort it out.
    A volume must always have at least 10% of free space, else you get a "low space" condition. It then also turns red in "Computer".
    Once this is fixed, you must make sure that D: stays clean - e.g. assign another media for file backup. That can be an external disk, a USB stick of sufficient size or the DVD R/W drive.

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    i have freecommander and i see a $recycle bin folder in the recovery bin that's the only folder with a 2012 date

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    really want help with this

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    The Image partition is set at the factory and nothing else should be there. If there is nothing else there, I would check my hard drive for problems. Go to the seagate site. If you cannot find it post, and I will give it to you tomorrow.

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    i found it but i am trying to do this without spending money.

    i tried what this website said but i don't really know what to delete Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

    my things is i have a thai,turkish,swedish,polish etc.. files on the disk, do i even need those?

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    YES!

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    is it ok if i screenshot what's in there and post it on here, so u can see what if there is something in there i don't need?

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    Re: Factory Image D, Low disk Space

    Yes, that could never hurt.

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