how to redo partitions on windows vista

Dell Vostro 260 desktop computer- intel...
May 5, 2012 at 23:46:34
Specs: Windows Vista service pack 2, pentium dual core/4GB
my PC is saving all data on recovery (D:) drive and is full and my C: drive has 203 GB's of space. i shrunk that one to do some thing about it but i don't know what to do from here. i am currently backing up my data as i write this onto an external HD.

all i want to do now is set it up as it should be, can any one help me do this

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May 6, 2012 at 04:30:34
Go here:
for information on doing a factory restore. Hopefully the files that were saved to your recovery partition will not effect it's ability to recover. I doubt that this will remove the excess files from the recovery partition, but maybe you can do this manually.
If this does not work, contact Dell tech support about getting a recovery disk set which will do the same thing. With the recovery disk set you may just want to completely remove the non-working recovery partition and just save the recovery set until you need it. You may even be able to do this without touching your installation of Windows.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 6, 2012 at 07:04:31
"my PC is saving all data on recovery (D:) drive"

No, YOU are saving the data on the recovery partition. And you need to get all your files out of there & put them someplace else ASAP. In fact, you should have a dedicated partition for data storage. Are you using IE9?

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May 21, 2012 at 01:55:08
You can extend partition D with the unused space in partition C with the free software - Partition Assistant Home Edition. Do not delete or format the recovery partition for protecting you from some failure.

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