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#1 RacefanofJr

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:32 PM

Hey everyone at BleepingComputer !
I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 on it.
There are 2 main drives on this computer. There is an (E) drive and an © drive.
The (E) drive is listed as "Local Disk (E)
The © drive is listed as " OS ©
The (E) drive says that it has 91.4 MB free of 14.6GB
The © drive says it has 173 GB free of 218 GB
For some reason, the computer keeps telling me I have very low storage space . There are no personal files on the overloaded (E) drive. I am trying to figure out how to shrink or delete the (E) drive. I assume the (E) drive may be a Recovery drive ? How is the Recovery drive soo full ? How do I fix this issue ?
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks !
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Drive E is most likely your recovery partition and it's normal, it's listed as almost full.
It contains all necessary data to restore your computer to factory settings.
You shouldn't be touching that partition at all.

Does the "low disk space" message mention any drive?

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

Yes, it only mentions DRIVE (E).
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

Go Control Panel (Classic view) > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
Right click on drive E, click "Properties", click "Quota" tab.
Make sure "Enable quota management" box is UN-checked.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:06 AM

The box is uncheked. I was told that someone added that partion to the computer. The computer has recovery/installation dvd with it.
Is there any way to delete that partion ?
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

If you wish.....see here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/160044-guide-how-delete-hidden-recovery-partition-vista.html#post2367169

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:06 AM

That link takes me to an article about Vista. This computer has Windows 7 on it. If I can't delete the partion, how do I trim it down so that the "low space" warning will stop popping up ?
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

Same steps should work on Windows 7.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:24 AM

I deleted some of the Microsoft games and unnessesary stuff on that partion. Then I did a registry edit so that the " low disk space" message won't come back on. I also tried an experiment in that I used the "installation disc" and I went into repair and I deleted the small/full partion that way but then the computer wouldn't boot so I did a repair and fixed the boot partion . Now the small/full partion is still there. LOL
It says that the small/full partion has only 18.3 MB of free space. There are no personal files on that drive at all.
I guess I will just let it sit there because I don'y know what else to do with it.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:13 PM

Haven't heard from anyone in days so I will close this topic.
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