Hey Learninlady -
I believe you may be overreacting to what isn't an issue, the way I see it.
Going to your PCPitstop link, I find:
Description Drive C Drive D
Partition format NTFS NTFS
Cluster size 4 KB 4 KB
Drive label HP Recovery
Size 145758 MB 6866 MB
Free space 112914 MB (77%) 857 MB (12%)
So, on your primary HD drive C:, you have almost 113Gs of free space. That's more than reasonable on a fairly new system.
Your "Recovery" drive, drive D: is a 6.8G drive, with only 857M of free space. Using less than 7G of a 160G drive for the Recovery drive is also very reasonable - in that 7Gs is the 20-30Gs of original OS and programs that were on your system when you first got it, in a highly compressed format.
I would not worry about that 7G recovery partition at all. There are ways to delete it, and even add it to your main partition, but for the majority of us folks, it may not be worth the effort for the majority of users. If you ever get to where you could use that 7G, you probably need a bigger, or second, HD anyway.
Question - when you tried to backup, and got that "lack of space" message, how and where were you trying to backup?
Edited by JohnWho, 01 May 2007 - 07:11 PM.