Thanks for the update. It's an e-machine T5088. My old one is a Compaq.
Looking at the restore drive, when I double click on the only icon, a lock
symbol, the Compaq logo pops up with a warning not to delete or open it. My
guess is that was transfered from the old computer. What I don't know if
there is anything else emachines may have put into this drive, because
nothing is visible. There are 2 hidden files, but they are like 20KB each,
so they don't seem to be anything important.
I did try tech support but the tech couldn't help. I'll go back an escalate
to a senior tech and see if that helps. I do not have a recovery disk,
otherwise I would be willing to just put it back to original factory
condition. The restore points did nothing to the d drive. Any ideas out
"Paul Randall" wrote:
> Your 'restore drive' is for only one purpose -- restoring your computer
> after some catastrophic thing prevents you from doing anything else. It
> typically contains the info needed to create restore CD/DVDs and is accessed
> during bootup perhaps by some F key. Some brands hide this partition but
> others don't.
> What brand and model is your computer? Perhaps someone with the same system
> can post the contents of their restore drive so you know what to delete.
> -Paul Randall
> "Wilster" <Wilster@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > My problem is similar, but more complicated. I was not aware that the
> > transfer would match up drives, and now my restore drive is full. I can't
> > seem to access the details to see what I can delete. The disk clean-up
> > has
> > been done. I have 23.3 MB free on a 8.37GB drive. What do I do?
> > "Byron Ricks [MSFT]" wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> Thanks for posting. It sounds like you have a question about mapping
> >> drives
> >> and Windows Easy Transfer.
> >> Drive redirection is only an option if Windows Easy Transfer detects that
> >> the drive names on your old and new computers don't match. If both
> >> computers
> >> have the same drive letters, you will not see this page. Instead,
> >> information on each drive on your old computer will be transferred to the
> >> respective drives on your new computer. If you would like to create new
> >> drives or increase drive space on your new computer, do it before
> >> starting
> >> the transfer.
> >> For more information, take a look at this Help topic about Windows Easy
> >> Transfer:
> >> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...2c3db1033.mspx
> >> Please let me know if I can provide further assistance on this problem.
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Byron