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01-08-2012 09:37 AM
My computer, a HP-Pavillion desktop, model RK575AA-ABA a1740n running Windows Vista Home Premium, was getting more and more sluggish. One morning, when booting, I pressed F11 and clicked on "Backup and Recovery". The process took a while and resulted in a MINWINPC folder on my backup drive containing my C: drive in compressed form. The rest of the process was to take the computer back to its previous capabilities: formatting, installating the factory image of the system and installating my programs. Once this was completed, I decompressed the MINWINPC and it deposited all of the files from my previous C: drive into a "System Recovery Files" folder on my C: drive. From that folder, I copied and pasted the users data.
The C:\System Recovery Files folder is still on my C: drive, it has served its purpose and is not needed any longer. I tried to delete it. I took administrator priviledges and right-clicked the folder and selected the "Delete" command. Surprise! Access was denied and I cancelled the command. I tried a lot of tricks gathered by a search on the Web (take ownership from the virtual menu properties and Security panel, use TakeOwnership and Unlocker) to no avail though I had very little problem deleting users data and all the files resulting from the installation of applications. Deleting the AppData folder required more patience but there was no way to delete sub-folders of Program Files containing Window programs (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Security Client, Windows Calendar, ...). An attempt to use Unlocker even resulted in a BSOD indicating a last ditch effort by Windows to save its integrity.
What can I do?
07-18-2012 11:13 AM
Just click the Start Button then follow by clicking into:
Control Panel>Administrative tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management
Now your gonna right click onto the Recovery Drive, (mine was Recovery Partition D:\) then just click Delete from drop-down menu.
Follow the prompts and you're done.
This will definitely triple your Processor response time to back to when your computer was brand new!
I don't work for HP
08-07-2012 12:50 PM
Lisa, that's terrible advice. First of all, why would you delete the recovery partition? It's only accessed when you need to perform a recovery. Secondly, how does doing this solve the OP's question? Answer: It doesn't.
12-15-2012 08:06 AM
All you need to do is read the original posts for this thread, to find the answers you seek. Basically, my task is to answer a question from someone seeking a solution to a problem. "Problem deleting the C:\System Recovery FIles folder" says it all.
My solution for deleting the C:\Recovery is not harmful to your operating system. Infact, the solutions provided by me in response to anyone in need of help in this or any other discussion board will always be an appropriate solution. It's about being ethical and responsible.