Recovery drive full

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    swampdonkey

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    I have a Dell Windows Vista laptop. My recovery drive keeps showing me a message that it is full and for me to delete files in the drive. Well the only thing that is in there is one recovery file. Before I reformatted it using the installation dvd it was really slow and laggy. Now its not really laggy at all but I'm still getting the message and nothing is in there but one file?? I've ran so many anti-virus and spyware scans and its not picking up anything. I've used AVG, Malware bytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy and Pc Tools Spyware Doctor. Whats the deal here?
     
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    Hi swampdonkey - Welcome to vistaforums

    And greetings from a fellow Arkansan(aka: Arky).

    In "Recycle Bin" properties, change the setting to "Don't move files to Recycle Bin" for your "Recovery Partition". This should stop Windows from checking for adaquate free space on the drive.
     
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    Ok cool I changed the setting, but whats making the drive full? It has 14.5gb but only 2.5mb free.
     
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    P.S- I'm still getting the full drive message after changing the setting in the recycling bin.
     
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