Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:35 AM
I'm using an HP Pavilion dv2121. Yes the system restore is by the manufacturer, i.e. I simply started the laptop, pressed F11, and let the software handle the work. There is this Drive D in my laptop that is dedicated to HP_Recovery.
I did that once before, and everything returned to the factory settings, without anything installed by me. but the second time I tried that, the process did not manage to remove all programmes installed by me. like my Adobe CS3 was still there under Program Files folder, and so are Microsoft Office 2007. although they would not run as normal, due to some missing parts and all. and so I had to manually remove them and tried re-installing to make them work.
And now as I follow DaChew's tips on defrag and treesize, I realise a lot of the deleted files are showing up in the file list for defrag. That makes me wonder if windows ever deleted them off as I had thought, or they are what is occupying my "free space" right now.
Thanks a real lot for your attention.