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Windows 7: Can`t create a restore date

01 Feb 2015   #1
Billnotlob

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Can`t create a restore date

Hi I can`t create a restore date,when i go to system restore,there are no dates,on trying to create one.I get the message (no room on HP recovery disc due to 0x800700.I cant clean it ,the disc is full ,how do i go about it. My system restore settings are, (G) AND (C) are restore settings and previous version of files.

regards Bill.


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01 Feb 2015   #2
marsmimar

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Hello Bill and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before trying to solve the restore issue, please post a screenshot of your Disk Management. I'm not entirely sure what you mean when you say your HP recovery disk is full and you can't clean it. Is this a separate partition on your hard disk? Or an external hard drive? Or a separate CD/DVD provided by HP? A screenshot will help.

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01 Feb 2015   #3
Billnotlob

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01 Feb 2015   #4
Billnotlob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hope i have done this right, thanks
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01 Feb 2015   #5
marsmimar

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Thanks for the screenshot, Bill. It helps. Here's a larger view.

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In looking at the screenshot I see a couple of things that might be causing your System Restore issues. It appears that you have one hard drive with about 1TB total space. That would be your C: drive and it has about 73% free space on it or about 669 GB. You also show an E: drive / partition with no allocated space so nothing can be saved to that location. Then you have a D: drive / partition called HP Recovery. I'm thinking that this is the manufacturer's hidden partition that would allow you to restore your computer to original factory specs just like the day you brought it home from the store. Then there's the G: drive and I'll get to that in a minute.

A 1 TB hard drive (your C: drive / partition) should have about 931.3 GB of usable space (I'm rounding down these numbers.). If you add the existing capacity of 919.9 and the HP Recovery capacity of 11.4 you get 931.3 which seems to be perfect. To put it another way, if your hard drive started out with 931.3 GB of usable space and HP used 11.4 GB to make the Recovery Partition, you're left with 919.9 GB of usable space. The G: drive / partition was set up to have available 465.7 GB of usable space. If you subtract that from the 919.9 available space on the C: drive / partition, you get 454.2 GB of remaining usable space on the C: drive / partition. But your screenshot shows the C: drive / partition has 669.6 GB of available space.

Is the G: drive / partition by chance an external hard drive or a second internal hard drive rather than a partition on the C: drive? If it's not an external hard drive or a second internal hard drive then we need to figure out if my math is wrong or if you have 215 GB of unaccounted for hard drive space.

Now that I've confused us both, here's some info about how your System Restore should be set up and how it works. System Restore uses a feature called System Protection to regularly create and save restore points of selected hard disks in your computer. This tutorial explains how to access System Restore through System Protection. I'm thinking that you may have the wrong drive /partition turned on or off.

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02 Feb 2015   #6
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I agree, you must turn off the protection on the recovery partition. #1, Nothing should ever change on the recovery partition therefore there is no reason to have it added to the restore points. #2, Nothing should ever be written to the recovery partition.
Right click My Computer/Properties select the recovery partition and then configure. Turn it off. This will also delete all the extra data that has been written there.

Bill
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03 Feb 2015   #7
Billnotlob

windows 7 64bit
 
 
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Hi
On going into system protection,I can see 3 avail drives.( all are switched on) (G) which is a external. (C) and (HP RECOVERY) If i swich off (G) I t will not allow me to create a restore point.
If i swich off (HP) It will allow me, i create one ,try to restore and get the message(no room 0x800700700.
I f i swich off (G) and ( HP) it will allow me to create ,on trying to restore ,i get the message (no room 0x800700700) I do not know what the settings should be and don`t recall changing anything in the first place,had no need to and would not have known what i was doing??


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03 Feb 2015   #8
Billnotlob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have now turned off the the protection (HP),For a while now i have been getting a message on computer ,that i am running out of space in my recovery.on looking at it. It is full,is this the problem,and how do i free up space. My restore settings for (G) and (C) are (restore settings and previous versions of files)

What is ox800700700 ??

Regards
Bill
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03 Feb 2015   #9
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

IMO the only drive that needs to be monitored is the C:\ drive. My Computer/Properties/System Protection/ stop the protection on everything but the C:\ drive. On the configure dialog for the C:\ drive, set the amount of space to be used to No more than 10% of the C:\ drive space. Bill
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03 Feb 2015   #10
Billnotlob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have shut off (G)and(HP recovery) All that is on now is(C)which is set at 10%.This allows me to create a restore date but when i try to restore i get the message,won`t restore due to no room on the disc (HP RECOVERY) with the number 0x800700700.It asks if i want to free space (this is full) but won`t clean. is it possible to make space and how do i do it, as i am not that computer literate ,i don`t want to mess up.

regards Bill


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