Vista backup problem

By jjob222
Apr 17, 2008
  1. hi all
    wondering if anyone can help? i have a hp pavillion dv6000 series laptop, i thought i had better back up the system a few weeks ago. the lappy is running windows vista with which i am not that familiar. anyway the option i was given by the backup wizard was to back up to my recovery drive which is 8.21 gb. the back up failed midway through citing insufficient disk space. due to lack of time i have not attempted to pursue this any further until now but i keep getting a message everytime i bootup of low disk space on this drive. when i look at the drive in computer it says there is 5.81gb free of 8.21 gb but it is highlighted red as if full? apart from using system restore is there anything i can do?

    cheers john
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    find the Disk Cleanup utility and use it

    also delete the incomplete backup
  3. jjob222

    jjob222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks Joe, deleting the incomplete backup worked a treat!

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