|View single post by GaCDBFan|
|Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2009 07:37 pm||
|The restore files and some other stuff is stored in a double hidden file (I say double hidden because even if you turn on the option to show hidden files, it'll still be hidden unless you do one more step.) in every partition on every hard drive in your computer in the root folder.
I found out that you can turn off the automatic restore point for a particular hard drive, and that might stop your messages. If you right click "my computer" (just "computer" in Vista) and then select "system protection." There will be check boxes beside each partition (drive letter) in your system. If the D drive is checked, uncheck it. The system restore uses up to 15% of the disk space for the restore points. The D drive in HP/Compaq computers is intentionally made just big enough for the factory backup, so using automatic restore points could very well have filled up the drive. If you turn off system protection for this drive, I THINK the message will quit. I think what is happening is that it is trying to create a restore point, then finding the disk full, and automatically deleting enough old ones to make room for the new one. It is giving a message to let you know why there is a bit of delay as it does this.
Another thing to try is to use the disk cleanup again, clicking the "more options" tab, then selecting to remove all but the most recent restore point. It is unclear if that will remove them from ALL drives or just the currently selected one, and I'm not sure what it'll do in that respect, but it'll recover a lot of the space from the older restore points. If you aren't having any problems, you shouldn't need them, but you never know.
Another thing people around the web have said works is to boot into safe mode (press F8 the second it says "windows is starting up" or something like that) and run the "check disk for errors" tool (right click "my computer" click the drive to select it, right click it, select "tools") and then the "defragment" tool, and sometimes if that doesn't work, do that again, and it'll sometimes work the second time.
Hopefully something in here will git er done! Good luck!
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