I have a Dell Studio 1555 (Vista Home Premium)with Dell's 'Backup and Restore' programme installed. Having originally backed up data to Recovery(D:) I've now run out of room and get a repetitive message warning of low disk space
And in addition to what has been said, you should not install backups on the recovery partition. That is meant ONLY for the recovery software installed by the manufacturer that you will if necessary use for recovery
normally either on F8 or another F key option.
Can't I just use the backup I've made on my external hard drive for that?
Also as 123Runner has pointed out, whether or NOT you can use the backup you created on the external drive, in the event of a complete crash depends on if it was a COMPLETE Image of the hard drive or merely a backup of certain files.
The inherent weakness of the recovery partition on the hard drive, is that if the hard drive crashes - with an actual hard drive fault - ie a crash of the head against the platters - any recovery partition on there may as well not have been there.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 25 February 2011 - 05:01 PM.