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#1 trickydick

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:30 AM

My mother's computer is getting the low disk space message yet she has 100+GB free.

Should I just disable the warning or could there be something more sinister going on?

Thanks for your help
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:04 AM

Try running error checking and then defragment.

To run error checking, click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, right click on the drive, choose properties, click the "tools" tab and then press the "Check Now" button. Set it to fix errors.

It will probably tell you the files are in use and it will error check on the next reboot - click ok and reboot.

When it finishes, reboot and then go back to the same screen and run defragmenter.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:13 AM

Hi ... Has the drive been partition ? When your mother installed windows was it from a clean slate ? I mean you didn't use any type of image software to install windows did you ? Can you load more data on the computer , like maybe 1 0r 2 gb of data onto it ? Here a site that show how to en-able and disable the low disk message

http://www.theeldergeek.com/low_disk_space_message.htm

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Edited by snooker, 30 July 2006 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:03 PM

Does she have SP2 installed?

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:27 PM

It turns out it is her D drive that has low disk space and all that is in there are her recovery type stuff.
It warns not to delete anything, but we saved it to C and deleted from D.

Should be fixed now, thanks for your help.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:12 AM

If you're talking about a manufacturer's restore partition moving it may have disabled it...

Usually warnings by the manufacturer not to delete anything should be heeded.




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