Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:25 PM
This is a common question. The best way for me to explain it, I will need to tell you a few things about how your computer operates.
All of the files on your computer is stored on your hard drive. When you install new applications or games, you are placing them there. For the many versions of Windows, the hard drive is typically known as the C: drive (incidently the floppy drive, if you have one, is your A: drive, and your CD drives start at D and continue up in the alphabet). When you start putting more files that your hd has room for, then you get error, 'Sorry, there's not enough space free on C:.'
How can you fix this? The answer is a little complicated. There can be many ways.
Lets start with the easiest one. I would like to see if there is some "hidden" space on your current hd.
-When was the last time that you cleaned out your add/remove programs? You don't have to take alot out, but the ones you do, make sure you know what they are. Feel free to post them here if you like, and I will go through them as they can be encryptive.
-Have your defragged your hd in Safe Mode? Defragging will move all the programs together and group all the empty spaces together. If you have not done this in a while, it could take several hours to complete. It is recommended that you disable the screen saver, turn off the monitor, and walk away from the computer and check back every so often. Even better would be to start it right before you go to bed. It would not harm anything by leaving it running. When this step it finished, restart the computer normally. At first, it may seem like it is running a little slower, but it will speed back up in time.
Other methods of helping your situation including purchasing some additional hardware. Do you feel comfortable with opening up your computer?
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.