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low disk space on D:

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rainforest123, May 1, 2009.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2004
    CPQ SR1811NX
    XP Home SP3
    512 MB ram
    Sempron 3500+
    > 80 GB free of 110 GB NTFS on C:

    D: is HP recovery partition;
    7.3 GB; 375 MB free

    Norton Protected Recycle Bin is not installed.

    I would like to stop the balloon pop up.

    I have read Page 1 Introduction You've just reformatted your hard drive and ..."
    Will this work for the D: drive?

    If not, please make a suggestion.

    I have explored the D: and found no files other than the recovery utility files.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. lawson_jl


    Aug 3, 2008
    If the registry edit doesn't work you can remove the drive letter from the D drive which Windows shouldn't be able to see anyway. I've seen so many recovery partitions get infected with malware because Windows can see it.

    Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Click Disk Magement on the left side>On the right right click the D drive>Select Change Drive Letters and Paths>Click Remove and OK.

    This way windows won't see the partition and will quit bothering you with the low space. Note you may have to reassign a drive letter to use the recovery partition but in the past I haven't had an issue with it.
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