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how to repair d-drive

by lekajun / March 22, 2015 4:49 AM PDT

have a pavilion elite using vista i went to download and think i clicked wrong drive for backup my d drive went from 6gb to about 9.5 gb of a 11.3 gb drive and now i can't get any downloads ie especially are any updates cause my d drive is almost full.is there a way to get d drive back to original 6gb???i looked at my d drive for duplicate files and it has a heck of alot of them but i don't which ones to erase.plrease help!!!hp pavilion elite f using vista,d-drive is 11.3 gb drive but now almost full with duplicats files so now using 9.5 gb.

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The HP way?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2015 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: how to repair d-drive

Restore it to the factory condition (you'll only lose what you don't backup on other machines or external drives.)

I like Kees's first answer better.

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Re: d-drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2015 5:05 AM PDT
In reply to: how to repair d-drive

So that 6 GB aren't your files in the d-drive. What files are it, and what is that drive used for (by HP and by you)?

Also, since you say you can't download anything with only 2 GB free (see http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6122_102-638620/d-drive-problems/?messageId=5666050#message5666050_, what's the role of that drive in downloading? And why would IE need 2 GB to download a 1 MB pdf-file?
My Internet Explorer has it Temporary Internet Files on the d:-drive also, but that's a setting a chose myself because it's a large partition on a disk while my c:-drive is a rather small SSD. Why did you choose the d:-drive for that?


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6gb in d-drive
by lekajun / March 24, 2015 3:26 AM PDT
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6gb in d-drive is hp's copy of original computer when bought,have 750gb hard drive.microsoft updates can't be loaded anymore (erred said ie).c-drive hardly has anything on it.but i think i hit wrong drive when trying to backup i think i hit d-drive instead of e-drive and download backup to dvds r cds so now d-drive full of backup data i think

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