posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 08:45 AM
There's a very specific point you made here, which is that it's your "recovery" drive that's full. Normally, this drive simply houses the
recovery partition on name-brand computers that come with specific OEM software (modified versions of windows, drivers, and bloatware from the
There really shouldn't ever be any more data stored on that drive than what comes with it, but often, people store backups, ghost images of their
drive, or other sensitive data there, thinking that it is safer, or a differnt hard drive, where data will not be damaged during a fatal hard disk
incident. In reality it is just a fenced off portion of your main disk and is no safer than the rest of your drive.
If you've stored anything there recently, like a backup of your drive or a ghost image, delete it. Remove any data on that drive that wasnt put
there by the company you bought it from.
If you do not have a set of recovery media, most machines have some sort of utility that will allow you to burn your own. If you are unable to burn
your own (or if you cant remove enough data from the drive for the burn program to complete, it needs a little space of its own on that drive to
complete the burn process) then most companies are nice enough to provide them to you for just the cost of shipping and handling, and they might do it
for free if you get a nice enough agent. I suggest getting your hands on recovery media as soon as possible.
The only reason your compter has a recovery drive is so that it can restore your system to factory settings without these disks. Though I dont
reccomend it, you can always remove the recovery partition on your own once you have disks, but this is the same as throwing away your matches because
you bought a bic lighter. Always safer to have more than one way to go about things.
I know that this was not a direct answer to your question, but in many instances with full recovery drives unless you know why it's full (you know
what when and where you installed something to the wrong drive), then the only solution is a full system recovery.