Low Disk Space on Recovery (D) driv

Dell / INSPIRON 530S
April 5, 2009 at 13:13:15
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.2 GHz / 2045 MB
I did a backup onto my Recovery drive before actually read about what I was doing and now I'm getting these Low disk space messages etc. Can I reverse/fix what I've done???

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April 6, 2009 at 12:19:47
I am having the same problem with my machine and I just dont know enough about it to fix this problem. I have tried many things to fix it from a lot of differnt sources but still have the problem. I have 1tb 2-500GB drives C: drive tells me I have used 148GB on it and have 773GB of free space. My D: drive I have 9.28GB used an 14.9MB free. I am about to pull the drive out lol please help I know there is someone out there that would love to tell me what I've done wrong and then help me to understand the problem that we are having. I thank you now for any help that you might give.

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April 6, 2009 at 19:55:39
I think that you will find d:\ has the reinstall data for a machine

with preinstalled Vista on it , If you want to back-up with

windows you need to select some where else .

I back-up with Acronis true Image to an external drive , for me

a much better proposition .

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April 7, 2009 at 03:13:23
... you may have made incremental back-ups(s)

... do'nt worry I am only guessing!

... from a quick google search I found that by tapping the "F11" key @ boot-up should invoke a restore menu with choices to revert back to factory condition ie... as brand new!!

... so save all your files to backup device [cd/dvd, usb] "love letters", pic's and data as they will be "zapped"

... you may find that the "D:" drive may still be over crowded, there may be other choices in the menu to cater for that?

... if it even exists??

... it might be "Ctrl+F11" keys together ??

... am I dreaming? ... save those love letters ... aah

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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April 8, 2009 at 11:21:18

I read something on another thread that made me want to try this and thankfully it did the trick.

I looked at the contents of the D: drive and found a file with the name of my PC and a date attached and noticed it had been created on the day I attempted the backup so I deleted the file and all is well again. I was that simple.

Good luck ozcabb, I've used this site before for much more difficult stuff and have always had good results so hang in there.

thanks all.

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