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02-10-2011 08:40 AM
I have a Pavilion a6700y. The HDD is partitioned with D: being the backup location. It has 15.5 MB space available which is part of a total allocation if 13.1 GB. The C: side of the partition has 368 GB free, part of 452 GB.
The problem is with a reoccurring screen message that there is low disc capacity within D:.
My question is; Can the allocated space for each "drive" be changed? If not, what is the solution?
02-10-2011 12:42 PM - edited 02-10-2011 12:43 PM
The D:\ drive is the Recovery Partition. If you double click on the D:\ in My Computer, it probably will tell you it is locked and hidden. Or that access should be avoided. If you right click on D:\ and pick explore from the dropdown, then you should see the Recovery under a padlock. If there are any other files, they should be very small in size ( less than 100KB total amoung them all) If there is any other files, something has been dropping files on that drive and should be found what application it is and change the setting to the C:\ drive. Do not remove any files until you read this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
02-10-2011 03:09 PM
Thanks for your response. First, there are no signs of any backup files in the D: drive. However there are quite a few duplicate files, These are most noticeable in the series of files named "protect.arabic" and includes a long list of other languages. Are files like these a normal part of a backup process or the recovery process?
Where can I find a list of the files that are critical to the recovery process? Maybe I could work my way through all of the file names that don't belong.