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Recovery Drive (D) filled

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by baxiques, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. baxiques

    baxiques Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2007
    Recently I downloaded Windows 7 and IE9. Following this I had several problems, one of which is that my D drive (Recovery) is now filled. As a result, I cannot download anything. I have been trying without success to download itunes, for instance. I consulted iyogi, and they told me there was nothing they could do about it. I don't understand how D drive works. I need help. Any suggestions on how to proceed? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Below is system information:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3317 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 461538 MB, Free - 316849 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 134 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K068D
    Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled


    Jan 30, 2007
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    You downloaded windows 7?Except in rare cases no operating systems can be downloaded and certainly not for free.The recovery partition is supposed to only have the operating system recovery in it. There should be a local disk c listed for everything else. In my computers everything is on that c drive.My d drive is my cd/dvd drive. I dont know how you have your computer set up or partitioned but something is wrong somewhere.If you have a recovery on there that came from the factory there wasnt a need to download windows 7 anyway.
  3. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    As stated, the factory restore is generally on 'D'. There is also Windows System Restore. On one of my PCs the System Restore was putting duplicate restore points on 'D' which soon filled my 'D' drive. Have a look at your System Restore settings to see if 'C' and 'D' are both ticked.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Please explain.

    Windows assigns drive letters to actual drives and partitions on drives however its little heart desires. In your case D is a partition on your hard drive that appears to be about the right size for a Recovery partition (see 1002richards's post).
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