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Windows 7: reinstallation of windows 7

02 May 2010   #1

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reinstallation of windows 7

i forgot my password so reinstalled windows 7 using the disk i got with my dell laptop and now it is saying that the recovery drive is full!please help

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02 May 2010   #2

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02 May 2010   #3

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Welcome to SF!

Try removing the drive letter for the recovery partition. Type diskmgmt.msc into the start menu, right-click on the recovery partition, and select Change Paths and Drive letters (or whatever it is ).

Good luck!
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02 May 2010   #4
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Open the recovery partition, make a snip and post it here. Then we can see what's on it and give you advice. From a reinstallation alone it should not have filled up.
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02 May 2010   #5

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it wont let me save the screenshot so i cannot put it up
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02 May 2010   #6
ski

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02 May 2010   #7

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Do you have a windows.old folder on C: drive?
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02 May 2010   #8

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open a command prompt and type;

diskpart

(then press enter)

lis vol

(then press enter)

( make a note of what it says and post it up )

exi.

(then press enter)

close command prompt.
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03 May 2010   #9
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As requested, post back screenshots of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listing, as well as the contents of the Recovery Drive.

Using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file using paper clip in Reply Box.
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03 May 2010   #10
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
open a command prompt and type;

diskpart

(then press enter)

lis vol

(then press enter)

( make a note of what it says and post it up )

exi.

(then press enter)

close command prompt.
Just a little correction:
lis vol works (in lieu of list vol), but exi. does not work - must be exit.
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