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DerekWelborn
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Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

I have a DV5-1002NR. I have never created a restore point to date nor paid any attention to that part of my hard drive. It's now giving me the LDS message and upon inspection, that partition is nearly full.

What am I supposed to do?  Help!!

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Danjen
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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

The recovery partition is suppose to be used to store the files necessary to restore you machine back to factory fresh condition.  It is not intended to be used as a backup.  Problems can arise when you install programs like Norton or other programs that want to do backups.  Those programs really want to save you data to an external hard drive but will look for any other drive than the C drive.  Check to see if one of your programs is trying to save stuff to your recovery partition.

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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

Hello. I have not used that partition to save any information. When I open that partition I see three icons/files, see below. I tried to use the HP backup tool but was told that there is not enough room on that D drive to do so. My machine is working okay. Can those files be wiped out (clearing that space) then create a restore point?Capture.JPG

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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

No, those files are if you ever need to recover your hard drive back to factory fresh condition.  Buy an external hard drive and back up to that.  You do not have nor will you every have enough room on that partition to do backups.

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DerekWelborn
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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

Okay, I'll get an external HD and create a backup.Once that is done, what do I do with the partition (HP Recovery D:smileyhappy: that keeps giving me constant messages out low disk space. Should the file there be deleted once a backup is made?

Please explain so I understand fully.

Thanks!!

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Danjen
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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

Is the low disk space message coming from Norton or Microsoft windows or another program?

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The message comes from Windows.

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Re: Low Disk Space on the recovery partition of my HD

The message comes from Windows. Is there something I should do so the error message will cease?
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