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Annoying Restore Drive Popup


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#1 smurfgod

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:07 PM

Ok, i'm at my dad's house trying to keep it from screaming at him about D: space. its an 8G partition with 3 files/folders amounting to a little over half a gig. Deleted the old restore points to no avail. looked for hidden folders on there and nada.
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Its a Compaq Pressario SR5013WM
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P4 3.2G 1.5G RAM 140G HDD

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:48 PM

What are the pop ups saying? It sounds like D: is your recovery partition. Do you have any sticky (stuck) Function keys?
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

Can't make it go right now for an exact message. Just the general idea is that Space is low, to try and fix the problem click here. that takes it into the System Protection screen that deals with the restore and such. I forgot to mention that on D: properties it says 7.6G used 675M available. Even tho the math obviously doesn't add up.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:33 PM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...269&lang=en

From the above, would conclude that there is a recovery partition taking up the missing space.

I'm curious as to where you got the 3 files which you say total .5GB.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

I'm not really sure what icons vista uses since i despise it myself. But one was a file called Restore second was a folder named after him, with i'm assuming personal settings inside, last one was a 1k file i'm not sure what it was called. But the first 2 were 250MB each give or take, sure wasn't 7GB. i'll check out the link and see if it gives any sort of clues

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Maybe i didn't read close enough but i couldn't get anything off that site.

and no the keys weren't sticky either, tried each of em in succession and all worked with no spamming.

Edited by smurfgod, 28 April 2008 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:43 PM

Hidden folders/files...will not necessarily show up in My Computer...but they should be reflected in the Disk Management part of XP, I think.

I don't know, since I've never dealt with any hidden partitions/files/folders and I have no experience with systems having recovery/restore partitions.

Others here do, wait for some input from them.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:46 PM

I asked about sticky function keys because that's usually the way you start the recovery procedure, hitting 2 keys at once. The recovery partition is usually compressed in one way or another. You say it's a 7 gig partition. I could be wrong but I think Vista requires around13-15gigs to install. So I'm guessing that 7gig is the recovery partition
Read this about the disk space usage
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/
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