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Windows 7 backup disk- no space


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Tamar L.

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Hi,
My backup disk has only 1.68 GB (of 10.92 GB) available. We can't figure out how to free it up.
This computer is less then a year old and had Vista until recently.
Thanks. My mom said this is a great site.
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Hello, your mom is right this is the best place for solution
I have a few questions for a better understanding of your concern:
·What’s the exact error message you are getting at the time of backup?
·Did you make any recent changes on the computer?
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Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Tamar L.

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Thanks. Here is the screenshot.

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What you are calling a backup disk is in reality your recovery partition. Is this a brand name system or a custom built?
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i say he has hp almost all hp has recovery as d:
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It's an HP G60-230US Notebook PC. I guess that makes it a brand name system?
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Yep it does. Now the reason I say this is because 10 gb recovery is huge in size.
Even with that being the case the fact you are using it for backup should have no bearing on the performance of the system.
What does the C drive show as free space left on it?

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 May 2010 - 06:27 PM.

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Tamar L.

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It says it has 208 GB of free space.
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OK that is great. You have plenty of room on it for everything.
Now with that being said can I ask something of you. When you bought the system was the HD already partitioned this way with a 10 gb partition for recovery?
If so why are you using it for a backup instead of making a backup on a cd or dvd rewritable?
The reason i ask is because normally that recovery partition has all the information to recover your system in case of a problem. This includes OS and drivers to bring your system bnack to factory settings.
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Oh! I didn't realize I was supposed to back it up on a CD or DVD- I thought it was supposed to be on the recovery partition.

Thanks for your help. I'll try that this weekend.
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It worked! Thanks so much for your help- I really appreciate it!

Edited by Tamar L., 09 May 2010 - 06:43 PM.

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You are very welcome and how is everything running now?
Did you manage to get what you needed off the recovery partition?
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