Did you create these files on that partition using Vista's File Backup?
Chances are, if you did not and if they came with the computer pre-installed
then they are for a complete factory reinstall.
Did you make, or receive, recovery CDs or DVDs?
You say you got the Vista disk as an upgrade from the manufacturer, right?
I'm not even sure you could do a Vista reinstall without first reinstalling from
the recovery partition and then using the Vista disk.
I think you should contact the manufacturer about this.
I, personally, get very antsy if everything isn't working properly, and would
start over. You just might want to go back to the latest System Restore
point that you do have.
"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4312AD0F-0559-4DC3-9D18-62121C30A5DB@microsoft.com...
> Hi Cal,
> there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
> I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
> GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
> 500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
> In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
> The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
> system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
> me - besides that everything runs just fine)
> "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>> Recovery partitions are usually partitions created by the manufacturer
>> to enable you to recover your system to a factory install condition:
>> the operating system and all pre-installed applications.
>> What and how did you delete items from it, usually it looks like
>> just one big file?