Hi, I recently did a reinstall for a friend on her Dell Inspiron PC and when it was finished I tried to download and install updates and a virus program from the internet. It won't let me do anything because it says Recovery E drive is low in space and it is all red. It won't even let me do the reinstall again. I have tried to do some of the solutions offered from other forums and nothing has worked. This is not helping my reputation as a future IT guy. It seems so simple, but it has me stumped.
Did you reinstall Windows to the C drive or the E drive?
you might try the following:
Dell computers come with a Recovery partition that you can use to restore the computer to the way it was when it was new (usually by pressing F12 when the computer starts). The problem isn't that the Recovery partition is almost full. The problem is that Windows shouldn't be accessing that partition at all, and neither should the user.
To remove the partition from Windows and avoid the error message, remove its drive letter:
1. Click the Start button.
2. Type diskmgmt.msc in the Start Search box and press Enter .
3. Click Continue at the User Account Control prompt.
4. When the Disk Management window opens, right-click the E: partition, click Change Drive Letter and Paths... , and click Remove .
5. Click Yes .