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Recovery Space For Gateway Desktop


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#1 joecap1946

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:51 AM

Hi Gang,

I purchased a Gateway Desktop about 3 weeks ago. My hard drive is partitioned for recovery. It looks to be around 11 g. My question is (and it may be silly) the usage of the recovery drive is never the same. One day it says 3.88 remaining of 10.8, another 4.30 of 10.8 remaining. Why does it go up and down? If it's constantly adding data, why would Gateway partition 11g of a 400 g hard drive.?

I'm afraid that at some point my recovery partition will run out of space. Should I be concerned? There is a way to remove past restore points in that drive, but I would think it would be an advantage to keep a few. Also I was under the impression restore points were maintained on my main drive, and limited on my recovery.

I'm not that tech knowlegable, and don't go messing were I shouldn't be.

Thanks in advance.

Joe

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:18 AM

Doesn't your owners manual/documentation...cover those sorts of questions?

If not, I would imagine that the Gateway support FAQ would.

If I had a "name brand" boxmaker system, those are the places I would logically try first.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:19 AM

Whenever you add or make changes to your system, it might also be adding them the the recovery partition. As Louie said, best thing to do would be to look at Gateway's FAQ's
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:47 PM

Thanks guys,

Thats exactly what I am going to do. Contact Gateway to find out just whats going on.

Joe




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