Its a 250gb external usb expansion drive and i have a buttload of important stuff on it.I would just like to get a little input on the action i should take with it since its linked to the system volume information.
As it's a harddrive your computer automatically assigns space on it for system restore and the recycle bin.
Purge just means delete.
To clear the files:
Right-click on the My Computer icon, and then click Properties
Click the "System Restore" tab
Check "Turn off system restore" or "Turn off system restore on all drives"
Click Apply. The following message appears"You have chosen to turn off System Restore.
If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.Do you want to turn off System Restore?" Yes / No
Then re-enable system restore.
Also if you want to stop recycle bin files being saved to your external HD. right-click on the Recycle Bin on your desktop, go to properties and from here you can allocate how much space is reserved on each HD. For your external drive just set it to zero.
SevenVirtues please help me!!!! I have windows 7 and i have the same situation with the trojan in my system volume information. I have restored both my C and E drives and restarted my computer many times and scanned my computer with avast free version and turned up with a trojan still in my system volume information. I have looked on the web for help and found many replies about disabling the restore for both drives and restarting the computer. I have tried many times and the trojan is still lurking in my system volume information. Please show me the correct way (if im doing something wrong) to do the restore process!! Thanks, Danol12345