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Recovery Drive shows as C: Drive

I have a client whose HP computer is showing the recovery drive as C: Drive.  This causes a system error message to pop up ALL the time stating that C: Drive is out of space.  The user feels this impacts negatively on performance and I am looking for a fix to allow the Boot drive to return back to C: Drive.  I have performed every imaginable method to effect this change myself and have failed.

I am looking at a wipe and reload as a solution but would prefer not to do that if at all possible.

Any suggestions?
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rionrocCommented:
Hello

If you can boot to Safe-Mode, or Normal.

Try to:
Turn off System Restore in my computer properties.
Delete \Windows\Prefetch Folder.
Perform a desk clean up, in run window type: cleanmgr /d /sagerun c:
Set Pagefile.sys to 0 in my computer properties, advance settings, advance.

Restart Twice directly.

Boot-ups.
Turn on system restore again (if you want to)
Turn on pagefile.sys to system manage size.

Restart directly.

Boot-ups.
Locate at Task Scheduler if there is something that is running always.
Check also at computer properties, users profile, if there are items to be deleted.
Check the back-ups, if it was mistaken to back files to c instead of d.


Observe.

Great is our GOD.
:)
rionroc
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SysExpertCommented:
You may need to manually change the partition properties of the restore partition, since it should usually be hidden and not C:

GPARTED on the Free system rescue CD can do this, but as always make a full backup.

I hope this helps !
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clenh2oAuthor Commented:
I will give these two scenarios a try and report back as to which one worked best.  I will not be onsite again until Friday so I will keep the question open untill then.

Thank you for responding.
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clenh2oAuthor Commented:
This fix didn't work exactly as prescribed but with a little tweaking (sorry, I didn't document my tweaks and they got a little involved) it cleared up my issue.  This really got me pointed in the right direction, though, so thanks.  I did NOT have to wipe and reload.

P.S.  Sorry it took me so long to respond, I was on vacation.
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