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Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

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    Mart Guest

    Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    and I'm a beginner at this.


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  3. #2


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Use Disk Manager to delete the drive letter and you won't see the alert again.

    Control Panel (Classic view) > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk
    Management

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    "Mart" <Mart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FAAC479C-1BBC-4CBF-9479-4E3695EC637D@microsoft.com...
    > My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    > shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    > and I'm a beginner at this.
    >




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    DevilsPGD Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    In message <FAAC479C-1BBC-4CBF-9479-4E3695EC637D@microsoft.com> Mart
    <Mart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    >shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    >and I'm a beginner at this.


    http://www.google.ca/search?q=turn+o...+space+warning

    Short version;

    * Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
    * Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\
    CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.
    * If it's not there, create a DWORD value and call it
    NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.
    * Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value 1, and
    press OK.

    (Insert your own "Editing the registry may cause locusts to spew forth
    from your computer" warning here)

    Unfortunately I can't find a way to do this on a per-volume basis, only
    a master on/off switch.

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    AJR Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Hold on a minute Mart. By "...recovery "D". Recovery..." are you
    referring to a "Restore (Recovery) Partition" - did it come with the
    computer and is (D) labelled as such?

    Most OEMs (equipment manufacturers) include a restore/recovery partition on
    the computer. This partition contains "everything" on the computer at the
    time it was manufactured and is used to restore the computer to it's
    original state- in some instances a CD/DVD is also provided. Recovery is by
    booting from a CD or "Hit the F11 key...." message at boot.
    Some OEMs make the partition hidden and/or inaccessible to protect it.

    Documentation you received should explain your opriton regarding the
    partition - some OEMs fprovide a utility to copy the partition contents to
    CD/DVD and a means to "recoup' the space.

    If it is an actual restore/recovery partition you should not utilize it in
    any way (copy data, install stuff, etc.).


    "Mart" <Mart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FAAC479C-1BBC-4CBF-9479-4E3695EC637D@microsoft.com...
    > My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D".
    > Recovery
    > shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first
    > post
    > and I'm a beginner at this.
    >




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    mayjacks Guest

    RE: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Hi. I know exactly what you are talking about. I too have a Vista Ultimate OS
    and when I click on "computer" and all the hardware shows up such as "C:",
    "E:", etc., there is one that is labeled Recovery "D:", and there is a red
    indicator showing the amount of space used (just like the green one next to
    hard drive "C:").

    At this time, The green one for "C:" harddrive indicates very little space
    is being used. However, the "D:" drive indicator is red, and is almost all
    the way to the end, which means I too, have only the "1%" of disk space left
    that you mentioned.

    I am afraid to delete these files and have found nothing about this disk in
    the system's book.
    please let me know if you find out anything about this disk. Thanks, Mayjacks



    "Mart" wrote:

    > My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    > shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    > and I'm a beginner at this.
    >


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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Your D drive is a Recovery partition set up at the factory to enable you to
    restore your computer to a factory shipped condition. You should have
    instructions to show you how to make Recovery DVDs from it, and then you can
    delete the partition if you want and expand the C partition to take up the
    space. You should not use this partition for anything.

    You can get rid of the low space alert by deleting the drive letter in Disc
    Management if you want. This will not harm the data.

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    "mayjacks" <mayjacks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4A22D237-12E7-43B7-AB49-8776F7B25F66@microsoft.com...
    > Hi. I know exactly what you are talking about. I too have a Vista Ultimate OS
    > and when I click on "computer" and all the hardware shows up such as "C:",
    > "E:", etc., there is one that is labeled Recovery "D:", and there is a red
    > indicator showing the amount of space used (just like the green one next to
    > hard drive "C:").
    >
    > At this time, The green one for "C:" harddrive indicates very little space
    > is being used. However, the "D:" drive indicator is red, and is almost all
    > the way to the end, which means I too, have only the "1%" of disk space left
    > that you mentioned.
    >
    > I am afraid to delete these files and have found nothing about this disk in
    > the system's book.
    > please let me know if you find out anything about this disk. Thanks, Mayjacks
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mart" wrote:
    >
    >> My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    >> shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    >> and I'm a beginner at this.
    >>




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    Drob Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    I don't know much about this stuff but I do agree with AJR that Recovery D
    should not be touched. On my Dell that I have now and on my HP and Compaq
    that I had in the past, Recovery D came with the computer and you don't add
    or change anything on it, you just use it to restore your system.
    My question though, I have seen others post messages about thier D
    Recovery drive being filled to capacity. But how does it get filled anyway?
    Are people installing things into the D recovery drive? I have never had the
    size of mine change on me. It is 9.99 GB with 6.14 Gb free. So I was just
    wondering, why people have that happen, am I supposed to be putting back up
    things in there or something? Have I not been using this right all these
    years? Like I said, i really don't know much about this stuff, so I am
    asking. Thanks

    "AJR" wrote:

    > Hold on a minute Mart. By "...recovery "D". Recovery..." are you
    > referring to a "Restore (Recovery) Partition" - did it come with the
    > computer and is (D) labelled as such?
    >
    > Most OEMs (equipment manufacturers) include a restore/recovery partition on
    > the computer. This partition contains "everything" on the computer at the
    > time it was manufactured and is used to restore the computer to it's
    > original state- in some instances a CD/DVD is also provided. Recovery is by
    > booting from a CD or "Hit the F11 key...." message at boot.
    > Some OEMs make the partition hidden and/or inaccessible to protect it.
    >
    > Documentation you received should explain your opriton regarding the
    > partition - some OEMs fprovide a utility to copy the partition contents to
    > CD/DVD and a means to "recoup' the space.
    >
    > If it is an actual restore/recovery partition you should not utilize it in
    > any way (copy data, install stuff, etc.).
    >
    >
    > "Mart" <Mart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:FAAC479C-1BBC-4CBF-9479-4E3695EC637D@microsoft.com...
    > > My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D".
    > > Recovery
    > > shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first
    > > post
    > > and I'm a beginner at this.
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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    Michael Palumbo Guest

    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS



    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxx.org> wrote in message
    news:B2899FEB-FFB7-4776-8C5E-FEAC3409FA97@microsoft.com...
    > Your D drive is a Recovery partition set up at the factory to enable you
    > to restore your computer to a factory shipped condition. You should have
    > instructions to show you how to make Recovery DVDs from it, and then you
    > can delete the partition if you want and expand the C partition to take up
    > the space. You should not use this partition for anything.
    >
    > You can get rid of the low space alert by deleting the drive letter in
    > Disc Management if you want. This will not harm the data.
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >


    However, deleting the drive letter will cause the recovery environment (Win
    RE) to no longer have access to the partition. So if you don't have the
    data copied to DVD(s) and something goes wrong and you need to do a system
    recovery, you're stuck.

    This is the very reason the drive is left visible, else the OEM would have
    simply excluded a drive letter as they have for the other utility partitions
    that are most likely present, but unavailable when the OS is running.

    Mic


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    Crystal Guest

    RE: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Hi, I'm having the same problem. I finally got on the HP hotline :
    www.welcome.hp.com/country/contact_us.html

    All the data is going into the D drive and it is suppose to be going in the
    C drive. After talking with two technicians and not being able to find my
    folder with my name in this drive, I was told I would have to use the
    recovery disk that I have made after buying the PC.

    That means I have to transfer all my data to an external drive, do the
    recovery discs and then reapply my data. Vista still has bugs..........Hope
    the service pact will take care of them. Good luck phoning them, they are
    great.........



    "Mart" wrote:

    > My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    > shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    > and I'm a beginner at this.
    >

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    Re: Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mart View Post
    My computer alerts me that I have low disk space in recovery "D". Recovery
    shows 1% of disk space left. How to I correct this. This is my first post
    and I'm a beginner at this.
    Hi, Mart. You did not tell us what OS (operating system) is your computer running. Vista Basic?,Vista Home Premium?, Vista Ultimate? Is it 32-bit, or 64-bit? You can look them up from your owner manual ( if you don't know how to do that on your computer ).
    Mine is a Home premium 32-bit. I have 2 hard drives and 1 "removable" DVD-RW drive.
    Hard drive #1 is called OS (C )which is a System drive
    #2 is called D: which is local drive
    The removable drive is self-explanatory. You know, for playing dvd and cd.
    OS (C) is where all my programs are stored, which is why it has 99.2 GB of space,and I have 69.4 GB left.
    D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup", and it has 9.99 GB of space,and I have 4.38 GB left. If you have the same OS as I do, this IS the one you CAN TOUCH. You can delete files you don't want , if you know what you are doing. If you don't, and since you have only 1% of space left, there is one quick fix --- for now. It's by compressing what are in the D drive. Here is how : --
    1.) click START ( the logo at the bottom left corner )
    2.) a panel will appear. On the right side look for Computer, click that.
    3.) a window will show all your disk drives. Look for your D drive. Right click on that drive, and click Properties
    4.) you should see a pie chart showing how much free space it has left. If it is as you said (1%), look for the word COMPRESS, check the box in front of the word. You should see the pie chart has changed, giving you more space.
    5.) also, look for the box that says DISK CLEANUP, click that.
    6.) another window will show up, just click OK on that window.
    7.) a 3rd window will show up, click DELETE FILES.
    That's it --- for now. Do the disk cleanup on a regular basis. The rest is up to you to post questions and learn . Good Luck. Please post the result afterwards, thank you.

    Last edited by davidjchuang; 01 Apr 2008 at 06:22 AM.
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