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#1 EDXP

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:31 PM

I was having a problem with my computer being slow & discovered that my d drive is about 3/4 full. It only shows one file, System Restore, but when I click properties, it says it is a little over 400k in size. My drive is 3.29 gb. It also won't let me access the files. Any ideas?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:13 PM

That's your restore partition which is just a virtual drive, you should not tamper with those files. They are the data that System Restore uses if your OS blows up and you want to revert to a time when it was working properly. It will always appear almost full, since there is no need for it to waste unused space.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:22 AM

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 02:34 PM

Hi EDXP, welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Like RknRusty said, it's most likely the restoration drive put there by the manufacturer. However, if you feel that it may not be so (for example if you regularly use the drive and the file in question just appeared recently) let us know and we can help you figure it out.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:30 PM

Thanks for the responce. RknRusty, you are correct, it's just a virtial drive. I had a senior moment (or a brain fart!). My old computer had a 80 gb "d" drive so I wasn't thinking about this one being a "virtual" drive. Thanks for the links hamluis. I'll read them tonight.
Thanks again!




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