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Windows 7: Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space

20 Jun 2013   #1
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space

Hi everyone,
I am new here and looking for a fix for my problem. I recently bought a New Lenovo Thinkpad T430s for my wife. It has a 3rd gen i5 intel and 500GB hard drive. After setting it up all went well and on the second day upon start up it showed a message of low disk space on Q drive. That recovery area began with approx 16GB of space but for some reason its showing 1.6GB remaining. I made NO changes and need to know how to expand Q drive so that the warning goes away, and some how check if other things are being directed to that space. If you need more info please ask. Thanks for your help


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20 Jun 2013   #2
VistaKing

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

Topjack welcome to SevenForums

Right-click on Computer on the Desktop or click on then right click on Computer inside the Start Menu and select Properties. Then click on System Protection on the left upper hand side . Everything but the C partition should be off.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Does it say Q drive as being On ? If it is click on Drive Q and click on Configure . On the System Protection for Q click on Turn off system protection then click on Apply and Ok buttons
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20 Jun 2013   #3
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

VistaKing,
Thanks for your reply to my problem and after doing what you said it looks like only the C drive is active, so now back to square one. It's hard to believe that Lenovo would create a system restore area and leave it with so little room in case of problems such as this.Since I made back up disks I can delete the Q drive but with my luck I would loose those disks or they just didn't work. Anyone with more ideas?
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20 Jun 2013   #4
VistaKing

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

Can you upload an image for disk management ?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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20 Jun 2013   #5
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

VistaKing, I was able to take an image of the drive management but am lost as to how I can post it here. I saved the image onto a USB drive and hope you or someone can guide me as to posting the image on here.
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20 Jun 2013   #6
VistaKing

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

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20 Jun 2013   #7
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space-capture.png I have no idea if I sent this right or not.. please let me know if wrong and as to how to send the right way


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20 Jun 2013   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Recovery should never have a letter so that nothing can write to it and clog it. I would remove the drive letter now in Disk Mgmt. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

It may also have just been a matter of turning off System Restore on Q so that SysVolInfo file was deleted.

Generate your Recovery media now to see if it functions.

But be aware that partition supports the Lenovo preinstalled Win7 which is a corrupt install to begin with larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that have better versions built into Win7. For that reason most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Until then you can regain some of Win7's native performance by Cleaning Up Factory Bloatware .
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20 Jun 2013   #9
VistaKing

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

Can you show a prnt screen of the Q drive ?

What files are inside Drive Q ? It should only have recovery files
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20 Jun 2013   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Can you show a prnt screen of the Q drive ?

What files are inside Drive Q ? It should only have recovery files
It likely had a SysVolInfo until you wisely had OP turn it off, Vista. Has the warning gone away?

To see inside you would need to unhide Hidden files in Folder Options>View, while the partition still has a drive letter.
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