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#1 greybelt

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

Should I clean up disk space on factory, or disk c.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:48 PM

That depends. Is the drive full?

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:25 AM

No.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:42 AM

Is there some specific problem? Your question is simply too vague to provide an intelligent response - please tell us the exact reason for the question. Thank you.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:59 AM

I want to do a disk clean up, It says clean up factory image, whatever that is, or hp©.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:14 AM

The Factory you talk about is probably the Factory restore partition and is designated as drive D. Many people use the remaining space on that partition to store what ever. While it probably hurts nothing it is not what it was intended for.

That would leave your C: drive. You state it is not full. Did you check it`s properties to determine this?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

Yes.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

OK, so I'm guessing that if you click on Start then Computer - it pops up a screen showing (above other things like DVD drive and Removable Disks) 'HP (C:)' and 'Recovery (D:)'.

HP (C:) is your main storage area, while Recovery (D:) is meant to store things like Restore points.

In Disk Cleanup, the one you want to choose is 'HP (C:)'.

Let us know how this works.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

Out of curiosity, how large is the C drive. How much free space is shown on the C drive?

I believe the error does relate to the recovery partition drive. It is a known Vista bug. Just dealt with a clients Vista HP that was doing the same thing. C:, the OS drive, had plenty of room. But the restore partition was almost full with just the image as well as some files the client had stored on it. Even after running Windows disk clean up and TFC on the C drive as well as moving the Clients files off of D, Vista was still complaining.

The fix I am aware of involves a registry change. Are you comfortable working in the registry?

Short of someone else knowing another solution, way to fix your current problem, I will post the fix along with instructions on how to back-up your registry prior to making the change. Also. Be aware that this change affects both C and D. Should they ever start filling up again you will get no warning other then pop-ups that say insufficient space when you try to d\l to large a file, install to big a game\program.

Edited by ThunderZ, 12 February 2011 - 10:23 PM.





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