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  1. #1


    grik Guest

    Restore disk full

    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

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  3. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Restore disk full

    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 - Qld - Australia


    "grik" wrote:

    > 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

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  4. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: Restore disk full

    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.
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    "grik" <grik@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >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

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  5. #4


    Joyce Guest

    Re: Restore disk full



    "davidjchuang" wrote:

    >
    > grik;650827 Wrote:

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

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  6. #5


    nnurse52 Guest

    RE: Restore disk full



    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > 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 - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "grik" wrote:
    >

    > > 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

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  7. #6


    nnurse52 Guest

    RE: Restore disk full



    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > 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 - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "grik" wrote:
    >

    > > 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

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  8. #7


    nnurse52 Guest

    Re: Restore disk full

    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?

    "Joyce" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "davidjchuang" wrote:
    >

    > >
    > > grik;650827 Wrote:

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

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  9. #8


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    Re: Restore disk full

    Quote Originally Posted by nnurse52 View Post
    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?

    "Joyce" wrote:
    >
    >
    > "davidjchuang" wrote:
    >

    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.

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  10. #9


    nnurse52 Guest

    Re: Restore disk full

    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" wrote:

    > 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?
    >
    > "Joyce" wrote:
    >

    > >
    > >
    > > "davidjchuang" wrote:
    > >

    > > >
    > > > grik;650827 Wrote:
    > > > > 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
    > > >
    > > > In order to get more space , " compress " your disk. In my OS ( home
    > > > premium ), I'll click Computer > highlight recovery disk, right click >
    > > > Properties > Compress. Hope that helps.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > davidjchuang
    > > >

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  11. #10


    Join Date : Mar 2008
    Posts : 202
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    Re: Restore disk full

    Quote Originally Posted by nnurse52 View Post
    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" wrote:
    > 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?
    >
    > "Joyce" wrote:
    >
    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.

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