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Low disk space on recovery partition, and games crash


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#1 kheladef

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 05:44 PM

Hi! 

 

I have a lenovo ideapad y560 that's fairly new and "clean enough", in my opinion. And I have a couple of problems that I think might be related. Or maybe not, but I'd still like them fixed. 

 

I installed a couple of games, dirt rally and trials evolution gold edition, and they both crash on startup, with only a notice that the app has stopped working. 

 

So poking around, uninstalling, checking for drivers updates, reinstalling and such, I got a notice of low disk space on recovery drive. I went to look at it and out of the 30gb assigned to the partition, over 28 were being used by 2 backup sets. 

 

So I went to look at the Backup and Restore within the control panel. It says that Windows Backup has not been set up, and that Windows couldn't find a backup for this computer.. Which seems odd, since there's 28+gb of backup right there.. 

 

So, I don't know if I can or want to delete that, could i allocate more space to it? would that stop my games crashing? 

Can anybody help? 

Thanks for reading! 



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#2 jcgriff2

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

The recovery partition is not a backup of your current system. The recovery partition is used to reinstall Windows/reset your system to factory default settings. I would not touch any file on it or try to add space to the partition. It is advisable to leave it alone.

 

Try changing the compatibility setting for the games - Windows  Explorer properties tab; compatibility tab.

 

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Edited by jcgriff2, 27 March 2016 - 08:18 PM.

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#3 kheladef

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 08:52 PM

Hi Thanks for your answer jcgriff2, no luck with the compatibility settings, still nothing.. I won't fiddle with the recovery partition though



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:02 PM

"...I got a notice of low disk space on recovery drive..." and "...I won't fiddle with the recovery partition though."

Unless I am mistaken, it appears end-user has already altered the recovery partition -- else why would Windows bother giving a low-disk warning for that partition?  End-user, did you add anything to this partiion, i.e., any backup images?  If so, carefully copy them out of that partition onto any external media, and then carefully delete said backup images.


Edited by RolandJS, 27 March 2016 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:10 PM

RolandJS, no i didn't add anything to it, at all. or altered anything about it. I don't know why it gave a warning, and it's still showing a low disk space icon in my taskbar



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:25 AM

What operating system  ?

 

You can - Download Speccy   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/  and post results.

 

A possibility is System Restore may have been enabled on that Partition , but i doubt it if its new laptop.

 

Before you go about trying stuff on your own , and possibly making things worse  , wait for someone to assist you with any instructions.



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:14 AM

Havachat, excellent point!  Perhaps a BC tech will ask end-user if that recovery partition still has a drive letter assigned to it, and if so, walk end-user through removing that assigned drive letter if one was assigned by Windows prime.


Edited by RolandJS, 28 March 2016 - 09:57 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)





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