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Recovery Drive Running Out Of Space

Monday, March 9th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

Monica writes:

I have a Dell computer with Microsoft. Vista. Every time I log in, a warning comes from the system that says D: is full and running out of space. all that is on there is recovery. what can be done ? what is the problem? I did try to get into the system recovery, but it cautions that adm password is needed.

Monica, most likely you have accidentally saved other files to your recovery drive.  Nothing should be saved on that drive except the recover. It’s not an uncommon problem, in fact we addressed the question last fall. Click here to read the full article on how to solve the issue.

If you are the only user of the computer, the admin password should be the password for your user account.

~ Cynthia


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One Response to “Recovery Drive Running Out Of Space”

  1. Gene Odermatt says:

    The problem with the D drive being out of space is that there are MANY version of the system recovery.
    Monica will need to get into the recovery drive and delete some old versions.
    She will need to evaluate the programs/ updates of the most recent backup to
    what will be affected.

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