Recovery is never a sure thing. Just this morning I cloned my HDD to its backup copy.
After your files are safe,,, then it's OK.
There are a lot of priors on the full HDD topic. If your machine works fine on Windows today, try this. Turn System Restore off then back on.
All my files are in 4 folders, documents, pictures, videos and music and they total 339.9GB in size. Yet my hard drive shows 917GB with 846GB used up. What's using up the 507GB difference. I have done a couple of recoveries in the past. Am I destined for another ? Are files saved during a recovery ? Any thoughts, thanks.