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Help deleting recovery data.

by AlanCFleming / December 12, 2009 2:46 PM PST

Okay, here's the situation.

I bought an HP mini 311 with windows 7 and a 80 GB SSD. There is a program on it called Roxio Back on Track which handles system back and recovery. Currently, everytime i restart my computer, it snags another 200 megs in backup data off my har ddrive, coming in at a hefty 15.7 gigs of saved state data at the moment (though I seem to be suffering around 20 gigs in hidden lost storage at the moment).

Roxio Back on Track allows almost no customization or options, and for cleanup it directs me to Windows Disk Cleanup which doesn't touch it's saved state data.

Question 1: Do you think if I just remove this program it will take it's crazy backup data with it?

I have tried using diskpart, and it doesn't recognize a special recovery partition (well, maybe a 200 mb one, but that doesn't bother me).

I cannot utilize the recovery manager because I do not have a dvd/cd drive, and when I attempt to use it demands my to put in a disc which I do not have.

So, my question, basically, is how can I recover my lost space. I do not care if I lose all recovery data, I just want to be free from this Roxio-HD-devouring-fiend. Also, let me know if you folks need any additional information to be able to help me.

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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replying with more info
by AlanCFleming / December 12, 2009 3:19 PM PST

Just a bit of more information...

The files do show up in disk cleanup ... but Roxio interrupts the deletion of these files (even though the program doesn't appear to be running during the process). Perhaps if I uninstall Roxio first, I can get free of these files, though I am a bit worried about going that route.

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problem resolved
by AlanCFleming / December 12, 2009 3:48 PM PST

Uninstall, after a good 20 minutes of hard work, took care of the program and all of it's files.

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