Mike Hall - MVP wrote:
> "roddy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> HI, I get a message come up on my vista Acer, the Data d disk is nearly
>> full, how do I cure this problem as the recycle bin is empty??? and do
>> I need to do anything about it, will it fill up? puter is 7months old,
>> step by step instructions please not extreemly comp literate.
> You have used a backup utility which, by default, has saved to a
> location other than the C drive. The backup utility has done its job
> correctly, BUT the only location other than C drive on your computer is
> the RECOVERY partition.
> The recovery partition is sized such that it will hold an image with
> which you can 'return to factory' while at the same time not prompting a
> 'disc full' message.
> You need to navigate to the D drive and remove any backups which you
> have sent to it. The warning messages will then stop..
Not here on my Acer Aspire 7720 laptop....320 gig HD partitioned into
two partitions (C: and D
plus a hidden 10 gig recovery partition. The
D partition I use for my Ubuntu Linux install. AFAIK
, the dual
partition is standard from Acer....or in some cases there will be two
separate HD's installed (this fact taken from their documentation).
The "DATA" partition can store any kind of files that the C: partion
can; it's just not bootable without some kind of boot loader installed.
You are correct though in stating that the D "DATA" partition could be
full of recovery files but then again it could be full of "Debbie does
Dallas" type files too! <grin> Either way, the OP needs to dejunk
his/her system or upgrade to additional storage. :-)