What is HP Tools Partition?
HP_Tools Partition is designed to store all the files for system diagnostics tools,
including HP_WSD.dat, HPSF-rep, MediaID.bin, Recycle Bin files and a named
HEWLETT-PACKARD folder. This HP_Tools partition is labeled E drive usually, which is
a tiny primary partition formatted to FAT32 on the main hard drive in your computer.
It’s around 100MB, and has much less available space than other partitions.
Therefore, you’d better not to save any files, backups or program on HP_Tools drive.
In addition, you can access the HP_Tools Partition after pressing F2 on startup to
use system diagnostics.
About HP Tools Partition Full
However, many users have reported a problem about HP_Tools partition: I bought a HP
laptop 3 month ago, I stored some files on my hard disk, but I have started getting
a pops up saying that you are running out of disk space on HP_Tools (E:). Click here
to see if you can free space on this drive. Then I clicked and the only thing listed
is the empty Recycle Bin. I’m using Windows 10, and I just can’t solve it, please
As we mentioned, if you store some files on the HP_Tools drive, or if a backup or
restore program uses the HP_Tools drive, you will find the free space on it will be
filled up soon, you probably get the low disk
space error message and you could not use the system diagnostics. How to
clean up some unnecessary files on HP_Tools E drive in Windows 10?
2 Ways to Fix HP Tools Partition Full Problem
To disable the HP tools partition full error, there are two ways to fix this.The first way, make sure you have turned off the system protection
for HP Tools drive, then remove these files unrelated to system diagnostics from
that partition, here are the steps:
Right click Computer, select Properties>System Protection.
In next window, highlight the HP Tools partition E: drive in Protection
Settings, then click Configure.
Tick Turn off the system protection at the new pop up window.
Then you can remove any backup or restore files and folders on HP_Tools
partition to disable the HP Tools partition low disk space error.
Notes: Do not delete the items HP_WSD.dat, PSF_Rep, Recycle Bin, or
the Hewlett-Packard folder! Otherwise, you cannot use system diagnostics properly.
Furthermore, you’d better change the default backup location to other drives.
Another reliable way is to remove HP Tools drive with the powerful
disk partitioning software-AOMEI Partition
Assistant Standard, before deleting it, please copy the HP Tools partition
to another external hard drive or backup the drive first. Here is how it works:
Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant, install
and launch it.
To resolve HP laptop HP Tools partition full issue, in the main window, right click
the HP Tools E drive and select Delete Partition.
Choose the recommended way to delete HP Tools E partition as an unallocated
Click Apply to confirm to remove HP Tools E drive.
How to Create HP Tools Partition in Windows 10?
Theoretically, if you want to recreate HP Tools partition in windows 10, you can create partition on that small
unallocated space (the space after you deleting), then copy all the files associated
with system diagnostics from external hard drive to the HP Tools E drive. The steps
Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, right click the unallocated space, and chooseCreate Partition. Then clickApply.
After that, select the external hard drive, then choose Copy Partition to
copy system diagnostics files from the external hard drive to HP Tools E partition.
Every problem has several corresponding solutions to resolve. AOMEI Partition
Assistant Standard also has the ability to merge
unallocated free space to another partition, format partition, recover HP Tools partition if you
have deleted accidently, etc. The Professional
edition could allocate free
space from one partition to another one, convert primary partition to
logical, and many more. If you have other solutions or problems, please contact us.