cant defrag HP recovery drive D

September 26, 2010 at 04:00:40
Specs: Windows 7
i have windows XP and need to defragment my HP_RECOVERY (D:) drive but i dont have enough free space. Anyone know how to remedy this?

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#1
September 26, 2010 at 04:37:57
What leads you to believe you need to defrag a recovery partition. That data will not have been touched since the day it was originally written.

Now as for your space limitation, Windows uses the swap file as temporary storage during defrag and your space limitation is probably on your C drive. How large a partition is it and how full?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
September 26, 2010 at 04:51:29
yeah I know very little about this stuff but i did a disk analysis of the recovery drive and it advised me to do a defrag. ive tried to find answers online but not much there. is this cause i dont need to defrag recovery drive anyway?
-My c drive is 81gig with 42gig free space and my recovery is 10gig with 355mb free space.
thank you for your help

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#3
September 26, 2010 at 05:13:05
yea, if you were to attempt to defrag the recovery partition, free space could be a problem. don't do it

larry


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#4
September 26, 2010 at 05:18:00
can i just move some files from my recovery particion D drive to my C drive while i defrag without ruining anything?
Also is it true that regardless i dont need to defrag a recovery particion?
thanks for your help its very appreciated and needed!

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#5
September 26, 2010 at 05:44:54
You don't need to defrag your recovery partition like stated above. Don't move anything on that drive. If you need more space, add a second hard drive or buy an external drive.

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#6
September 26, 2010 at 05:49:46
The recovery partition is there so you can restore the system to factory new state if your operating system ever crashes. It contains setup files and whatever other progs that were bundled with the system when new.

view the files in the D drive and check the dates last modified. Should coincide with original installation

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#7
September 26, 2010 at 06:27:01
thanks!!!

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