|Is this a netbook computer? Saving backups to the C partition is a wasted effort. If the C partition is compromised you won't have any recovery files.|
Post the brand, model, and hard drive capacity.
Did you burn the system recovery disks to an external optical drive?
You should be saving backup files to an external source.
If you are writing to the factory recovery partition you should NOT be doing that. It is there to restore your computer to factory state, if need be.