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"HP Tools Drive E running out of space" ? on HP Pavillion dv7

Last couple days, I have been getting the error msg: " HP TOOLS Drive E: running out of space... " then something about pls CLICK here to find out the free up some space... I click and the only thing listed is the RECYCLE BIN  which is empty...

 

Thank you in advance for any help on this!

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Hi

 

Please try this link might help you to resolve your issue. Please revert back incase you have any question.

 

 

Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery

Let us know how it goes!

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Thank you for replying - I will check the link and report back! tks!

 

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Re: "HP Tools Drive E running out of space" ? on HP Pavillion dv7

My Computer screens-  do not look like the screens used in the link you provided...

 

 I have windows 7. Version 6.1 Service Pack 1  

 

HP pavillion notebook dv7

 

On the one screen - where I can change the Disc to save Backups to -

there is a choice of C: Drive or E: Drive ... and it looks like C drive is already highlighted.

 

There was also a place where it said "Turn off notifications about .... " (low disc space)

I CLICKED on this but NOTHING happened!

 

 

If you need more info pls let me know!

 

Thank you!

Kim

 

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Can you see any files or folders on E drive?

 

If so, what are they?

 

 

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Tks for replying.... There are 5  ICONS when I open  the "HP TOOLS E: Drive" which are:

 

 

  1. HEWLETT- PACKARD

these are the files within HP folder

 

  • BIOS
  • BIOS UPDATE
  • Quick Web
  • System Diags

 

2.     KIM-HP

 

3.   HP_WSD.dat

 

4.  HPSF-rep

 

5.  MediaID.bin

 

 

Thank you again! I am lost on this one!

Kim

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What is in the KIM-HP folder?

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OHHHH!!!!  I just opened the KIM-HP file and theres a lot of restore pts - on just ONE date there are 17 files and

over 1 GB in size!!! IS this all just ONE restore pt ??? they all have same date

 

THANK YOU!

 

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There is only 1 date for back ups---- I did click on something somewhere earlier to delete ALL but MOST RECENT restore pts...

 

Maybe I need to RESTART computer now....

 

thank you!

 

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Re: "HP Tools Drive E running out of space" ? on HP Pavillion dv7

Ok, that is the problem, system restore should Not be turned on for Drive E

 

Turn it off, here is how.

 

Control Panel (icon view) > System > System Protection (left side)

 

When the popup opens and populates, highlight drive E: in the "protection settings" box and then click "configure", a new window opens, then tick "turn off system protection" then click ok to close all windows, close control panel.

 

This will prevent future low disk space for E:

 

 

 

 

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