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D Drive full after Destructive Recovery

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JediKnight7, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. JediKnight7

    JediKnight7 Thread Starter

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    Hi - If this has been posted somewhere else, I do apologize, just point me in the right direction.

    I have a Compaq Presario V5000 laptop that I purchased 2 years ago - with a 44 GB C Drive and 12 GB D recovery drive.

    I caught a horrible virus and had to do a F11 destructive recovery.

    I did this, and the computer loaded up fine, factroy pre-sets all good.

    However, when I checked my D recovery drive, it is completely full! 11.8 GB used, and 491 MB free.

    I did not notice this until after the destructive recovery.

    I do not have any backup disks as an FYI, and I used the F11 because everything was preinstalled on the laptop.

    Is this normal? Or were there items that were not deleted from the virus that went on the D drive?

    Thank you again.
     
  2. Rick_in_Fla

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    The D drive should only contain the recovery files and usually it's hidden by default.
     
  3. JediKnight7

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    ok, I can see the D drive, but when I open it up it does have the "lock" icon - so I believe that's what you mean by it being hidden.

    Is it normal for it to be completely full with recovery files only? I just want to make sure that it did not fill up when I did the destructive recovery.
     
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