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20-Aug-2007, 05:20 PM #1
I need to make the Recovery partition bigger
Recently my Recovery partition turned red showing it was almost full. Well I have tried using disc management to extend it but it won't let me. even when i have unallocated space. the option is gray scaled. well i tried to open up the partition and do it a way an HP tech guy told me to but when i try to i get the screen that "this is a recovery manager and editing could cause you computer not to restore" then it doesn't let me do anything more. Any help would be appreciated.
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20-Aug-2007, 10:38 PM #2
Why are you saving data to the system recover drive?

Move your data to the C drive and leave the D drive alone.
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21-Aug-2007, 02:42 AM #3
By default, those partitons start at about 85% full. How/why did you add something to that partition?
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21-Aug-2007, 03:38 PM #4
i didn't add anything to that drive. i know to leave it alone. my computer messed up and created a bunch of restore junk to add to it after i did backup and all that. i talked to the tech guy and i got that problem fixed. so yeah that wasn't my fault. but now i can't delete or extend or anything to that drive and i need to so to get rid of all the messages and stuff bout it almost being full.
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21-Aug-2007, 10:53 PM #5
From what I know about those partitions, you can neither create or dlete files from them but I guess you found a way to. I would try getting to a command prompt and see what lies outside that image (check the dates on the files) to cpmare against the original and delete the newer ones.
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22-Aug-2007, 01:37 PM #6
i used a 3rd party partition editior so i was able to add 3 GB to it. its fixed now and still works perfectly.
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