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Recovery partition nearly full warning

Hi

I have a HPE 360uk PC with Win 7 Pro 64 & 8GB RAM.

There was, from new, an HP recovery partition (D) & this has become red in explorer & I am getting warnings that it is low on disk space. This happened last week, but then the space increased (I don't know why) & all was OK, but I am getting the warning again now. (69.2MB free of 11.8GB)

I have not set up Windows backup as I use Backup Direct. I have made recovery disks.

What should I do? Is it safe to ignore this?

I have turned on view hidden files & folders, but can still see nothing of what is on that drive partition.

I am wondering if System Restore is saving to that partition, & if so, what can I do to stop it?

Thanks

Deb

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Re: Recovery partition nearly full warning

Additional information

I have just (through Backup Direct) been able to look at the files on this partition

Under Preload there are a 99 files with consecutive nos all called 10WESUMW611?? all created on 22/7/10 at 07.51 hours

& ranging in size from 14 to 293.3MB. I'm guessing this is why this partition has filled up.

Deb

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Re: Recovery partition nearly full warning

[ Edited ]

Look under System Protection and see if any partition besides C is checked. The C partition should be be the only partition that is check marked.  If the Recovery Partition is checked then uncheck it and reboot.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Re: Recovery partition nearly full warning

Hi

Excuse my ignorance - I am still getting to know my way around Win 7 - 3 weeks in so far - but where do I find that information?

Deb

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Re: Recovery partition nearly full warning

Deb,

 

Right mouse click on MY Computer and select properties. Then click on System Protection.  Everything but the C partition should be off.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Top Student
Posts: 5
Member Since: ‎09-01-2010
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Re: Recovery partition nearly full warning

Hi

All but C are off.

Any idea what all the 10WESUMW files are? & why they may have been created?

Deb

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