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HP Recovery and Disk Defragmenter


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TexasRab

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I am attempting a Disk Defrag in Windows XP on an HP PC
I get the following message:

HP Recovery has only 12% free space available to use by Disk Defrag.
Disk Defrag requires at least 15% usable free space. Delete unneeded
files and try again.


I've clicked through this message previously and defragged. I'm wondering
if there is something that needs to be changed for defrag to operate
properly? OR do I really have a problem?

Thank you!

Linda
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

You need to free up some space on your hard-drive..

A quick way would be to disable System Restore, reboot and re-enable it.. That will clear up close to 10% of your hard-drive size..

Also, System Restore reserves 12% of your hdd size for itself.. You can set it to 4 or 5% and still be covered!!

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Thanks for the welcome! :tazz:

My hard drive capacity is 69.7 GB

I have 12.1 GB in use.

Free: 57.6GB

I guess I'm even more confused since there is a lot of available space.

I'll try the disabling of System Restore, rebooting and re-enable and see how things go.
Thanks!

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System Restore is a hidden file so it won't even show on the usage as are a bunch of other XP files/folders..

Also, Defrag needs a clean "temp" area so make sure you clean out your temp and temp internet folders and run a Checkdisk BEFORE running Defrag!!

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