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#1 Robert Sukovich

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 06:36 PM

Greetings;  Re: Vista O/S.  Why is the Recovery line bar in red showing almost all the space being used up when I reinstalled the O/S which is supposed to bring the computer back to factory conditions.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 06:39 PM

Hi Robert :)

Can you give us a screenshot of what you're talking about?

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 06:56 PM

Same name as me :)



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:00 PM

Unfortunately, no. It is on a computer that we cannot get on line,. I'll explain: This happened on my sister-in-law's computer About a week ago, she went to a new ISP. The new ISP  is cable and they installed one of those Modem/Routers and her computer is wired with an ethernet cable from the Modem/Router to the computer. Problems developed where it took forever to get on line and when she clicked on to something the circle just kept rotating on and on. Finally, it got so erratic that she just gave up on the computer and decided to install a unit that never was used on line and basically, her husband used it just to play games. She asked me to hook it up. First thing I did was to connect to the Moden/Router and then did a re-installation of Vista to present a clean unit. After I installed Vista, I installed the drivers and in both cases, I used the discs that cam with the unit. The result is that she still cannot get on line. One of the things I did notice was that when I click in to "Computer",  The Recovery line, rather than being in blue is in red and almost extends the full length of the bar. I found this unusual since I just did a re-install of the O/S. 



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:03 PM

Is this what you are referring to when you mention "Red Recovery Line"?
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Like, it's red and almost filled instead of being blue? The interface might look different since I took this screenshot on my Windows 10.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:03 PM

CodeSmasha.   Expound



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:13 PM

It's okay I mean the same first name "Robert" which is my first name too.

 

Anyway... I'm busy trying to bash Cryptowall 3.0 with my bare hands so i'll leave you to it.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:14 PM

Aura. Instead of saying Local DisK © and the outtide line of the rectangular box being red as you have it, it says Recovery (D) and there is no rectangular box but only a bar line, in red rather than blue. 



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:16 PM

This is the Recovery partition. It's normal for it to be almost filled since it contains your manufacturer's Windows image on it. There's nothing wrong with that.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:20 PM

OK, thank you. Just wanted to eliminate it as a problem or not.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:21 PM

It's not, don't worry :)

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 10:18 AM

Have you installed anything else on D.  You say you reinstalled Vista, was it a reinstall with the factory disks or did you do a restore from that partition?

 

Mine the restore partition was used up and my cdrom was moved up to D and I can not figure out how to move it back.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 10:43 AM

It's not possible to install Windows Vista (or any other Windows for that matters) on the Recovery partition because they are too small so they wouldn't be able to contain both the Factory Image, and the Windows installation.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

...my cdrom was moved up to D...

Windows Disk Management should be able to assign cd-dvd drive the letter you're used to having.  Because numerous installs "remember" the cd-dvd drive letter, I set all of my internal cd-dvd devices to letter I.  Was yours either E or F?


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:53 PM

Mine was at F origionally. and when D got used up by doing a system restore windows moved it to D. I agree I Should be able to move it myself but it will not let me. Renameing it back to F or some other letter does no good.

Aura I am not saying that 2 complete os's may have been put on that dive. I accidently added some more stuff to my D drive/partition once and almpst used it's remaining free space up. Meant to save to C and fumble fingered to D.


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