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    Default Cannot backup because of Low Disk Space warning

    I get this message when I restart my computer.

    Because of this - I can not do full backups on my computer.

    Can you help me out on this?

    thanks...


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    Pls see options to clear disk space and/or disable this warning at Free Up Lost Disk Space in Windows 7 & Vista

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    If I remember right, you need 15% of free space. I suggest you move some of the files to another (e.g. external) disk. Operating with a full disk is not going to work in the long run.
    Another alternative would be to image the disk. Here is a video tutorial I once made: Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

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    Im not sure if this matters - but it is on disk d that is having the issue.

    But I still cant do a backup. For some reason my portable backup device doesnt work either (dont know if thats a computer issue).

    thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb View Post
    Im not sure if this matters - but it is on disk d that is having the issue.

    But I still cant do a backup. For some reason my portable backup device doesnt work either (dont know if thats a computer issue).

    thanks...
    Ha, that is a different story. If it is the D disk (whick supposedly is the recovery partition), you must have moved data on there that does not belong there. Most likely (if I read your previous post right) with data backup. Windows assumes D as the default device for data backup. But the OEMs use that as the recovery partition - but do not change the default for data backup. You have to change this default to e.g. an external disk and cleanup the the D partition. Remove everything that is not part of the recovery partition. If you need help, post a snip of your D partition file content and we will help to identify the culprits.
    The problem with your portable device could be anything. You'll have to give more details to diagnose that one.

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    I have an AVG folder, a folder with 2 backups, a recovery icon and mediaID.bin

    ???

    THANKS!

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