RE: how to find out what is in the drives
Hello there! I am running an HP s3020n SlimLine Desktop PC(Vista Home Prem.),
and have the same questions and situation. This version of Vista, or the
computer configuration(forget the distinction, sometimes) has a lot of drives
named. They go from C:-J:. Drive D: has been designated as the 'recovery'
drive. It is 90% full(cap: about 9Gigs). I would like to burn this important
info to discs. What is the best media? Someone advised dual-layered dvds.
Would appreciate second opinion --or third.
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> To make a meaningful response, you need to describe your system. What is
> the original capacity of drive D? It's possible that drive D was established
> by the manufacturer of your PC to be the recovery partition. That is, the
> vendor designated that drive to contain the operating system and all other
> software that came with your PC, so that you have that as backup in case of a
> system crash. You would use the contents of drive D to reestablish your
> In that case, drive D would be quite small, just large enough to provide for
> the backup requirements with some extra space left over for good measure. If
> you start using that drive to store other "stuff" it likely would fill up
> quickly. It's posible that you could have destroyed what was originally in
> drive D. I just don't know. Perhaps you could check with the vendor of your
> PC. That's the best explanation I can conjure up without more information.
> Anyone else?
> "capnscupsggd" wrote:
> > I started with 80% free in Drive C, and 18% free in Drive D. I tried to do a
> > backup and suddenly Drive D is full. I have uninstalled everything but the
> > bare bones and now I have 70% free in Drive C and Drive D is still full. How
> > can I find out what is in Drive D so I can uninstall and re-install in Drive
> > C? What's especially annoying is that now I keep getting a Low Disk message.
> > When I click it, it tells me to delete my Recycle Bin. There's nothing IN
> > my recycle bin!