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E recovery drive on Vista

Rotha

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#1
I keep getting a message that my recovery drive E is almost full and I need to delete some of my programs. My C drive is fine and has plenty of room. I have talked to Dell and the tech man was not following my problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 x64 bit. He said I would just have to put up with this message and not to delete any of the recovery drive. I don't think he is right. When I follow the directions..it says to delete all of my recycle (which I did) and free up disc space.( I did that too) no matter what I do, it will not help the full recovery drive E.
Any suggestions?
 

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Hi,

You MUST NOT delete anything from your Recovery drive. Doing so may remove your ability to repair your computer if it crashes. However, if you wish to disable the low disk space prompt, then here is how to do it. It will however, apply to ALL your hard disks, not just your Recovery drive. Another way round the problem would be to slightly expand your Recovery drive, though I will not recommend this.

  • Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue. In the Run box, type regedit and click OK.

  • In the Registry Editor, locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

  • If you want to disable the low disk space check for all users, use this key instead:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

  • If it does not exist, create a new DWORD entry with the name: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter a 1 as the value.

  • Close the Registry Editor.
Richard
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

Rotha

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Hi,

You MUST NOT delete anything from your Recovery drive. Doing so may remove your ability to repair your computer if it crashes. However, if you wish to disable the low disk space prompt, then here is how to do it. It will however, apply to ALL your hard disks, not just your Recovery drive. Another way round the problem would be to slightly expand your Recovery drive, though I will not recommend this.

  • Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue. In the Run box, type regedit and click OK.
  • In the Registry Editor, locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • If you want to disable the low disk space check for all users, use this key instead:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • If it does not exist, create a new DWORD entry with the name: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter a 1 as the value.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
Richard
I will try this, but I have a son that has a computer shop, I am thinking about upgrading to Windows 7 for about $80.00 .. Has anyone had any problems with upgrades? Vista and I get along pretty good until now. I would really rather have XP again, but that seems like stepping backward.
 

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Rotha

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I will try this, but I have a son that has a computer shop, I am thinking about upgrading to Windows 7 for about $80.00 .. Has anyone had any problems with upgrades? Vista and I get along pretty good until now. I would really rather have XP again, but that seems like stepping backward. 10 Hours Ago 01:33 AMI will try this, but I have a son that has a computer shop, I am thinking about upgrading to Windows 7 for about $80.00 .. Has anyone had any problems with upgrades? Vista and I get along pretty good until now. I would really rather have XP again, but that seems like stepping backward. 10 Hours Ago 01:33 AMniemiroHi,

I will try this. Has anyone had any negative results with upgrading to Windows7?
 

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richc46

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#5
With the upgrade DVD do not upgrade, do a clean install. I will get the information.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

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#8
TY for the rep. Make sure that when you bring it into the shop, you get a clean install.
Your Son will know how it is done and he will agree that is the best way.

The best of luck to you.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

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