Solved HP Recovery partition getting full, need to delete files.

July 29, 2012 at 14:53:05
Specs: Windows XP, Intel/ 1 G RAM
D: recovery getting full, delete files? How?
My D: drive, which is my recovery drive (HP Admin), is getting full. Discovered issue when defraging last week. How do I clean up? Or will HP notify me and delete recovery points up until last week?

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July 31, 2012 at 01:26:56
Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...
BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logical

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#1
July 29, 2012 at 15:16:55
Do you have System Restore enabled for the D drive?

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
July 29, 2012 at 15:30:31
Recovery drives are used for just that---recovery of the system should something go horribly wrong. They're generally small and should only contain the files needed to restore Windows. You shouldn't need to defrag it or store other files on it:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

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#3
July 29, 2012 at 16:49:11
I know it is getting full. I am really not interested in the defrag, but it is running low on space and have no idea what to do next, or what will happen next, and I am asking if anyone knows what will happen or what I need to do.

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#4
July 29, 2012 at 17:54:24
The recovery partition is for the exclusive use of the system recovery system. You should not add to, delete, or modify it's contents in any way. It is not for your use. It is best left alone.

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#5
July 29, 2012 at 20:50:08
"I know it is getting full"

The Recovery partition should NOT be used for data storage or have System Restore enabled. If you are allowing files to be stored there (either deliberately or due to not paying attention) or have deliberately enabled System Restore on the partition, YOU are the cause of the problem.


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July 31, 2012 at 01:26:56
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Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...
BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logical

download partition magic for windows 7


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