|You are still short on detail, what recovery disk? hard drive or dvd, if on hard drive, have you made the recovery disks required if you need to reinstall?|
Recovery partitions are usually about 6-10gb, hardly worth messing with, a 2 hour hd movie will use it up.
Why not just invest in a new drive?
You can get a new 320gb drive from Newegg for $50 delivered.