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Recovery Partition is full and showing messages to reduce size.

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

I have a friend that is running a Dell Inspiron with 4 gigs of RAM.  There is a recovery partition built into the computer and has for the longest time had balloon pop ups saying that the partition is full.  The graphic in my computer does show that it is completely full.


Is there any way to reduce the size of this restoration partition?  I would sure appreciate any and all ideas someone might have on this.


Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:15 AM



Move any personal data you (actually your friend) stored in the recovery partition to another partition or external media. Don't delete anything other.Recovery partition is so important. If it get corrupted you won't be able to restore the OS. Since it is a Dell system, look for a program named "Dell Data sfae local backup". Open that and you will see an option to burn recovery media. Burn the DVD set and keep it air sealed. 

Edited by Anshad Edavana, 09 May 2013 - 03:16 AM.

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