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Windows 7: Recovery (D) is full.


13 May 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Recovery (D) is full.

Hello,

From a few weeks ago I have been getting a warning in my taskbar telling me my Recovery Drive is too full. Not sure how this happened or how to solve this problem.

2 images below. First picture shows the Recovery Drive with warning red bar and showing only 31MB out of 7.8GB is free. Second picture shows contents of Drive (nothing in there adds up to 7GB by the way).

Help appreciated. Thanks





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13 May 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello JSN, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check to make sure that System Protection is turned off for the D: drive. Turning it off will remove any saved restore points on that drive to see if that may be it.
System Protection - Turn On or Off
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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13 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

JustSombeNobody welcome to Sevenforums

Lets see if the System restore is enabled on the D drive .

Right mouse click on Computer either on the Desktop or inside the Start Menu and select properties. Then click on System Protection

If the D drive has Enabled . Click on the D drive click on Configure then choose Turn off system protection and click Apply. Click on the Yes button that you're sure you want to turn off System Protection to that drive.

Restart the PC


My apologizes looks like Brink and I submitted at the same time.
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13 May 2013   #4

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Should it have a page file?
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13 May 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Should it have a page file?
Good catch Keith.

No it shouldn't. Moving the page file back to C: will free up the space it's currently using.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
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13 May 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Having had some Compaqs, the recovery partition is only to restore the machine to out of the box (OOBE) condition.
If you right click the files in the red box, then properties of each, I suspect you will find several gigabytes of data.

Recovery (D) is full.-sdlt5hy.jpg


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13 May 2013   #7

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Looking at the dates on those Gary they are all old. In fact they pre-date Windows 7.
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13 May 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You have sharp eyes Keith. Maybe recovery for Vista.
I suspect then the whole of D:\ can be deleted and C:\ expanded then.
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13 May 2013   #9

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Unless the OP ever wants to restore to factory that would be my choice too.
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13 May 2013   #10
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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