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40GB missing from hard drive! (R61) - Rescue and Recovery says there are no backups?

2009-12-22, 9:02 AM

I have a R61 laptop with 140 GB running Windows Vista. It's about 18 months old.

 

Windows explorer says 82GB of 140GB is used.

 

When I add up each folder I get only 45GB of space used. All I really have on this computer is 26gig music & some holiday photos.

 

I have had this problem since I first got the computer.

 

I have looked through threads here who suggested that backups may be the issue, and a program called Rescue and Recovery was the problem.

 

However, when I open that program it says that there are no backups avaliable. However, that program definitely tries to run on my computer every Wednesday as I get a popup telling me my computer was turned off and do I want to run it (I say no).

 

The SW Tools folder is only 2GB.

 

On windows explorer when I right click I see that there are something called "system recovery points" of which there are many. However, I can't figure out what these are, where the data is stored, or how I would delete it.

 

Please help me as this is very frustrating as I have about 40GB of music I would like to move across but at present that would use a lot of my remaining space.

 

 

 

 

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05-17-2008

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Re: 40GB missing from hard drive! (R61) - Rescue and Recovery says there are no backups?

2009-12-23, 5:18 AM

download this and you can see everything on your harddrive http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64425-page,1-c,downloads/description.html




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Re: 40GB missing from hard drive! (R61) - Rescue and Recovery says there are no backups?

2009-12-23, 5:18 AM

download this and you can see everything on your harddrive http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64425-page,1-c,downloads/description.html




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