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Low Disk Space in Recovery "D" Vista OS

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#1
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.
 
C

Cal Bear '66

#2
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.
>
 
D

DevilsPGD

#3
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+off+low+disk+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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#4
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

#5
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.
>
 
C

Cal Bear '66

#6
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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#7
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.
> >

>
>
>
 
M

Michael Palumbo

#8
"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

#9
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.
>
 

davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#10
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.
 
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Mike Hall - MVP

#11
"Crystal" <Crystal@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:2DD8DFBA-AA10-472F-AA16-0E6DE82FE717@xxxxxx

> 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.
>>

Backups always try to find a drive other than C because backing up onto the
boot drive is just not sense.

Whatever backup program you were running has looked for a drive other than
the boot drive, but unfortunately has tried to stuff the files into the
small amount of space needed for the recovery drive NOT to pop up low disk
space warnings.

Get yourself either a one touch backup solution or an external USB hard
drive and Acronis TrueImage.

If you can't afford this, use the backup facility in your CD/DVD burning
suite.

In the meantime, remove any files that you have backed up into your recovery
partition. Be careful not to remove anything the manufacturer put there..

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Mike Hall - MVP

#12
"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
news:davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

>
> Mart;426047 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.
> 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.
> D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup", and it has
> 9.99 GB of space. 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, thank you.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang

This is some of the worst advice I have ever seen in a newsgroup..

--
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davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#13
"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
news:davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...
>
> Mart;426047 Wrote:
> 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.
> D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup", and it has
> 9.99 GB of space. 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, thank you.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang

This is some of the worst advice I have ever seen in a newsgroup..

--
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This forum is for people to help and learn from one another. Criticism is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point out the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
 
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Mike Hall - MVP

#14
"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:

>> "davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in
>> message
>> news:davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

>> > >
>> > > Mart;426047 Wrote:
>> > > 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.
>> > > D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup", and it has
>> > > 9.99 GB of space. 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, thank you.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > davidjchuang > >
>>
>>
>> This is some of the worst advice I have ever seen in a newsgroup..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall - MVP
>> How to construct a good post..
>> 'Help US help YOU - Making good newsgroup posts:'
>> (http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm)
>> How to use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups..
>> 'How to Use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups'
>> (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=newswhelp&style=toc)
>> Mike's Window - My Blog..
>> 'Mike's Window' (http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx)
>
> This forum is for people to help and learn from one another. Criticism
> is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point out
> the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
> better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
> understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
> wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang

Then you should look a little harder because I did give advice to the OP.

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davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#15
"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:
>
> This forum is for people to help and learn from one another. Criticism
> is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point out
> the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
> better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
> understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
> wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang

Then you should look a little harder because I did give advice to the OP.

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What advice ? What makes you think he knows what is " one touch backup solution "
What makes you think he knows how to do backup to cds?
What makes you think he knows how to "remove" files? What makes you think he knows how to tell which file is which?
Does the word BEGINNER mean anything to you? Forgot how it was when you were one of those --- beginners?
 
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Mike's advice was spot on.

The problem with your "advice" is it came off like you really knew what you
were talking about but it was totally wrong.
It's good that you're willing to give advice but you need to do a little
research before you do. i.e. The Recovery Drive should NOT be used to store
any files. It only has one purpose which is to restore to factory condition.
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"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:

>> "davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in
>> message
>> news:davidjchuang.376ab4@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

>> > >
>> > > Mart;426047 Wrote:
>> > > 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.
>> > > D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup", and it has
>> > > 9.99 GB of space. 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, thank you.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > davidjchuang > >
>>
>>
>> This is some of the worst advice I have ever seen in a newsgroup..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall - MVP
>> How to construct a good post..
>> 'Help US help YOU - Making good newsgroup posts:'
>> (http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm)
>> How to use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups..
>> 'How to Use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups'
>> (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=newswhelp&style=toc)
>> Mike's Window - My Blog..
>> 'Mike's Window' (http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx)
>
> This forum is for people to help and learn from one another. Criticism
> is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point out
> the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
> better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
> understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
> wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang
 

davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#17
Mike's advice was spot on.

The problem with your "advice" is it came off like you really knew what you
were talking about but it was totally wrong.
It's good that you're willing to give advice but you need to do a little
research before you do. i.e. The Recovery Drive should NOT be used to store
any files. It only has one purpose which is to restore to factory condition.
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"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:
>
> This forum is for people to help and learn from one another. Criticism
> is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point out
> the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
> better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
> understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
> wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang
Thank you, Bob.I am not trying to be arguementative, please tell me what is the difference of the following : --
Mike said " Whatever backup program you were running has looked for a drive other than the boot drive, but unfortunately has tried to stuff the files into the small amount of space needed for the recovery drive ---"
I said " D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup----"

Mike said " In the meantime, remove any files that you have backed up into your recover partition ---"
I said " You can delete files you don't want ----". By that I meant the files that were backedup to the D: drive. I never imply putting/adding files into the D drive.

I did say right from the start that my OS is home premium, and that I have 2 hard drives ; OS (C:) system drive, and D: local drive. My " files backup " always go to D: drive. Furthermore, I said in no uncertain term that if his OS is same as mine ---.
So, please tell me where was I totally wrong. I am geniunely eager to know.
 
M

Mike Hall - MVP

#18
"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379mg1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Mike Hall - MVP;670674 Wrote:

>> "davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in
>> message
>> news:davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

>> > >
>> > > Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:
>> > >
>> > > This forum is for people to help and learn from one another.
>> > Criticism
>> > > is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point
>> > out
>> > > the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
>> > > better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
>> > > understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
>> > > wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > davidjchuang > >
>>
>>
>> Then you should look a little harder because I did give advice to the
>> OP.
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall - MVP
>> How to construct a good post..
>> 'Help US help YOU - Making good newsgroup posts:'
>> (http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm)
>> How to use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups..
>> 'How to Use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups'
>> (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=newswhelp&style=toc)
>> Mike's Window - My Blog..
>> 'Mike's Window' (http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx)
>
> What advice ? What makes you think he knows what is " one touch backup
> solution "
> What makes you think he knows how to do backup to cds?
> What makes you think he knows how to "remove" files? What makes you
> think he knows how to tell which file is which?
> Does the word BEGINNER means anything to you? Forgot how it was when
> you were one of those --- beginner ?
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang

A visit to any decent computer store will reveal the identity of a one touch
backup solution. They come with backup software.

An external USB hard drive enclosure will also be found at the store, and
can be a cheaper alternative to the one touch type..

Backing up with a CD/DVD burning utility is covered in the utility's help
files, very often in the form of a video tutorial..

The best person for identifying the names of backed up files is the person
who created them..

OK. What you NEVER do is compress a recovery partition. In fact, it is not a
good idea to compress ANY partition..

You explained your machine configuration, but there is a 99% chance the the
OP's machine configuration is not the same as yours, so any attempt to
follow what you said would end up in total confusion..

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#19
I don't understand what you are saying.

You claim to have two hard drives neither of which is removable. Did you
install an additional internal hard drive? I think you are referring to the
recovery partition as a separate hard drive which it is not. The recovery
partition is on the same physical drive as C: drive.

"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379rb7@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Bob;670773 Wrote:

>> Mike's advice was spot on.
>>
>> The problem with your "advice" is it came off like you really knew what
>> you
>> were talking about but it was totally wrong.
>> It's good that you're willing to give advice but you need to do a
>> little
>> research before you do. i.e. The Recovery Drive should NOT be used to
>> store
>> any files. It only has one purpose which is to restore to factory
>> condition.
>> ------
>> *Report back, please*
>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
>> to so
>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
>>
>> [How to ask a question]
>> 'How to ask a question' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375)
>>
>> "davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in
>> message
>> news:davidjchuang.379g71@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

>> > >
>> > > Mike Hall - MVP;668880 Wrote:
>> > >
>> > > This forum is for people to help and learn from one another.
>> > Criticism
>> > > is counter-productive at best. If you disagree with my idea, point
>> > out
>> > > the flaws of my idea, so that we can all learn. If you have a much
>> > > better way to solve Mart's pressing problem, a way a "beginner" can
>> > > understand and follow, tell him, so that he can benefit from your
>> > > wisdom. So far, you have done none of the above.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > davidjchuang > >
>
> Thank you, Bob.I am not trying to be arguementative, please tell me
> what is the difference of the following : --
> Mike said " Whatever backup program you were running has looked for a
> drive other than the boot drive, but unfortunately has tried to stuff
> the files into the small amount of space needed for the recovery drive
> ---"
> I said " D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup----"
>
> Mike said " In the meantime, remove any files that you have backed up
> into your recover partition ---"
> I said " You can delete files you don't want ----". By that I meant the
> files that were backedup to the D: drive. I never imply putting/adding
> files into the D drive.
>
> I did say right from the start that my OS is home premium, and that I
> have 2 hard drives ; OS (C:) system drive, and D: local drive. My "
> files backup " always go to D: drive. Furthermore, I said in no
> uncertain term that if his OS is same as mine ---.
> So, please tell me where was I totally wrong. I am geniunely eager to
> know.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang
 

davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#20
I don't understand what you are saying.

You claim to have two hard drives neither of which is removable. Did you
install an additional internal hard drive? I think you are referring to the
recovery partition as a separate hard drive which it is not. The recovery
partition is on the same physical drive as C: drive.

"davidjchuang" <davidjchuang.379rb7@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Bob;670773 Wrote:
>
> Thank you, Bob.I am not trying to be arguementative, please tell me
> what is the difference of the following : --
> Mike said " Whatever backup program you were running has looked for a
> drive other than the boot drive, but unfortunately has tried to stuff
> the files into the small amount of space needed for the recovery drive
> ---"
> I said " D: local drive is where my laptop uses for "files backup----"
>
> Mike said " In the meantime, remove any files that you have backed up
> into your recover partition ---"
> I said " You can delete files you don't want ----". By that I meant the
> files that were backedup to the D: drive. I never imply putting/adding
> files into the D drive.
>
> I did say right from the start that my OS is home premium, and that I
> have 2 hard drives ; OS (C:) system drive, and D: local drive. My "
> files backup " always go to D: drive. Furthermore, I said in no
> uncertain term that if his OS is same as mine ---.
> So, please tell me where was I totally wrong. I am geniunely eager to
> know.
>
>
> --
> davidjchuang
No, sir, I did not. It came that way. I click Computer, and the window will show :

Hard Disk Drives (2) ________________

(Icon here) OS (C:) ( showing total GB, and how many left )

(Icon here) Local Disk (D:) ( showing total GB, and how many left)

Devices with Removable Storage (1) ____________

(Icon here) DVD RW Drive (E:)

That's how I will see. I'm sorry, I have no idea about those smiling faces, I did not do it.