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#1 Golfaholic

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I backed up my laptop computer using a thumb drive. It ran out of space before I finished the back up. Now my computer keeps telling me that Local Disk D: is running out of disk space. Disk D is the thumb drive. How do I convince my computer that the drive is no longer there? When I go to my computer it shows as a drive and when I click on it it shows a backup and a system restore icon. The thumb drive was used in a usb port. I have windows xp pro as my os. I have plenty of room left on my c drive. Help!!!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:04 AM

I don't know, that's a toughy. Have you tried formatting that USB drive and starting anew with a larger thumbdrive? This is one reason why I don't use XP's system restore feature and disable it totally. To me it's worthless. I go with ERUNT and sfc /scannow for my system restore needs, along with a monthly patch Tuesday 'System Data state' backup using Windows' tried and true old Backup utility. Oh, and installing Windows Recovery Console with full rights helps also.

Edited by Zootopia3000, 28 March 2012 - 03:15 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

Thank you. I will try your ideas.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

System manufacturer and model?

OEM (HP, Dell, etc.) systems often come with a hidden or additional partition created on the hard drive...which will appear as D, if not hidden.

This partition is created to either contain files needed for restoration to factory defaults or intended backups of the system.

You can verify drive letter assignment and what type of partitions are established on your system...by taking a look in Disk Managmenet.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:07 PM

Thank you. I went to My Computer and clicked on the D Drive and deleted the
backup icon. This worked and I no longer am getting the error message.




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