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Windows 7: seventeen gigs on myrecovery disk?

11 May 2013   #1
MountainIce

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seventeen gigs on myrecovery disk?

There are seventeen gigs on my recovery disk it started out with 2.5 and every month or so more is added how do i erase, that or stop them from placing updates' I don't want on it, or have any control whatsoever except to delete it what gives here is this how the CIA watches us? And why isn't other people talking about this i found no help on Google!


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11 May 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

what recovery disk is the CIA using?
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11 May 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

If something is writing to your Recovery drive then the most likely culprit is Windows Backup.

Type Backup in Start button Search Box, click on Backup and Restore. Turn off Windows Backup.

If this is the Recovery partition chances are it will no longer run any longer. If you'll post back a screenshot of the contents of the partition, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, we can help you clean it out so it will run if needed. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If its a partition intended for backup then you might want to save the backup, periodically run it manually, or change the settings so it backs up less often.
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11 May 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nothing should be doing anything to your pc without your knowledge.

Post a shot of disk management.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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12 May 2013   #5
MountainIce

64 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
what recovery disk is the CIA using?
just says D recovery and i cannot view the files or see anything inside and I am afraid to change the permissions also though it has a something on it called dial up? I was able to view that from the properties but not view solid files just like the partition D for the control of it I am a little green on this stuff
thanks for the reply
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12 May 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

That's likely the Recovery partition which is booted to restore your PC to factory condition. I told you how to view the files so we can help you delete the ones which are not supposed to be there.
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12 May 2013   #7
MountainIce

64 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If something is writing to your Recovery drive then the most likely culprit is Windows Backup.

Type Backup in Start button Search Box, click on Backup and Restore. Turn off Windows Backup.

If this is the Recovery partition chances are it will no longer run any longer. If you'll post back a screenshot of the contents of the partition, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, we can help you clean it out so it will run if needed. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If its a partition intended for backup then you might want to save the backup, periodically run it manually, or change the settings so it backs up less often.
I am brave enough to let you do a remote control if you want to attempt to see wtf is going on? I will screw up a screen shot sounds to complicated!
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12 May 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A screenshot is very easy in w7 with the Snipping tool. Drag the rectangle around what you need to capture the in Files/Save As, give it a name and pick Desktop as the save location. It won't mess up anything.

Here's how to do a proper Disk Management snip. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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12 May 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

Did you check if Windows Backup is turned on and writing to the Recovery partition? I asked you about that a day ago and you have still not responded.

I gave you very easy steps to check this if you'd even try. Why would you ask for help and then just ignore steps which I type out for you?

Please report back on the steps we give you or ask more questions to learn how to complete them. Don't just ignore them.
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14 May 2013   #10
MountainIce

64 7 home
 
 
"Goerge Carlin where are You"

I downloaded active disk editor now tel me how to post a screen image of my 17 full gigs of recovery data ?
This might be interesting to see inside a little i will past it here in the active editor 2.1 free version. There are two errors in the kernel platform it has two of the very same errors listed in yellow says 8:47:31 am: Kernel platform code: 18 name\\?\volume 9fe299b3-b366-11e2-8719-9928776e3eba} ; position 0 block size 0; system error 5. there are two of those the second one is the same only its listed as code 10: not 18 so how do i take a screen shot now!
This is truly all bullshit right?
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