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Windows 7: Back up and restore help please

24 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
Back up and restore help please

Hi I have an

I need help understanding how the C and D disk
Both are almost filled I was wondering if someone can please look at my screen shots and tell me what I need to do.
Thank you

Computer Info pictures by missi79 - Photobucket

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24 Apr 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Those pics are small on that site, post them up here and you may get some replies

a pic of windows disk management would be more useful
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24 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Well you have 58% of your C drive left.
In 2 of your images of the Easeus partition program on the first one the D drive says it has 26+GBs Free in the next image it is down to 16.5GBs. Ok the first image is from 4/24/11 and the next was the day before 4/23/11. So you have been dong some drive cleaning, Good.
You need to do more drive cleaning. I suggest you look at getting a external USB hard drive to store all your non essential data on, IE Folder and files that you don't need on a daily basis.

As far as that middle partition, the 15GB one that has no drive letter. That is a system recovery partition i would suspect. Holding all the files to take your system back to an As Shipped from Factory State, IE to recover the computer to what it was when you first got it with the OS and all included software.
You should be able to make a set of recovery disks, CDs or DVDs. If you do that you can then delete that partition and included it into the D drive.
But before you do that you need to see exactly what is on that partition. You can do that with the Easeus partitioning program like you did with your C drive. If there is a folder called BOOT (which I don't think there will be) with files called BCD and BOOTSTAT.DAT and a few othr files then it is best to leave that partition alone. It may hold the boot files need to start (boot) your computer.
In any event what you really need to do clean out your D drive of all unneeded files and folder. You've made a good start with the 10.5GBs you've already cleaned out. Now to get a little more aggressive.
Then Run Disk Cleanup on both the C and D drives.

If you could post a screen shot of a Windows Explorer window showing all the folders on the D drive it might help in guiding you on what you can get rid of.
Good Luck.
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25 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit

Hi, okay let me start by posting the contents of the D drive, and the Contents of the Hidden drive files
I hope I did this right, I do know that I have videos on here that are MEGA huge.. and also when my computer goes into backup and restore it says backing up shadow copy. Back up and restore help please-disk-d.jpg

Back up and restore help please-hidden-partition-folders.jpg

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25 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit

@SIW2 here is the screen shot of the windows disk managementBack up and restore help please-computer-management.jpg

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