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#135892 - 07/07/04 01:47 PM Low disk space?????
carmen Offline
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I am using XP Home.

For the last week or so, I am geting this message at the bottom bar

"LOW DISK SPACE"
"You are running out of disk space on PRESARIO_RP (D:)
To free space in this drive by delecting old or unecesary files click here"


I had a look at this drive that I did not know I had and the Properties tells me that there is:

Used space 3.50 GB
Free space 988KB

When I do a Explore to see what files are in the disk, I find only 2:

Recovery file (It tells me not to touch this) 212KB
Last restore point
586MB

So what is using this "3.50 USED SPACE?"

Any help to solve this mistery, gratefully received
think
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#135893 - 07/07/04 02:00 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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That's really weird. Is your drive partitioned? (I take it D: is not the name of your CD drive?)

Have you tried running CheckDisk and Defragging?

-emily

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#135894 - 07/07/04 02:02 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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I'm not sure if this is what's happening but when I had a Compaq computer it had 2 partitions, the second partition was used for Compaq's System Save. Unfortunately, as I installed more programs and created more files in the C partition, partition D was no longer large enough to hold the System Save image file. Compaq was never able to tell me how to increase the size of the D partition so I disabled their System Save and just used it for other files. At the time I was running Win98. I no longer have a Compaq computer so it may be something else entirely. Maybe someone that has one could give you more information.
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#135895 - 07/07/04 02:35 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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That's actually what it sounds like is happening, but the System Restore points are what's going on D:. If you go into System Restore, you should be able to see how much hard drive space is reserved for restore points. Adjusting this may bring back some of the missing space. (It may also erase your previous restore points, so do it at your own risk...)

If the last restore point is 586MB and you have several of them, that could easily be what's taking up the 3.5GB.

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#135896 - 07/07/04 02:36 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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Thanks Fov, the CD Ropm drive is E:
I had not even noticed that I had a D: drive slapforehead

Thanks Arwen, I canot even defrag this D: drive, it tells me that I need 15% space to be able to do it! And I do not have that much left in this drive.
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#135897 - 07/07/04 02:42 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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I have taken a big chance and taken the Restore option in the D: drive, it seems that I still have it in the C: drive......I hope.

Cheers
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#135898 - 07/08/04 04:37 PM Re: Low disk space?????
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You may be able to compress files on C drive and free up some of your space. It takes a little time depending on how many files and how big they are.

Since I haven't mastered the CD-RW system on my XP; I've compressed most of the game saves and extraneous files and that help considerably.

They're just as accessible as before; they just don't take up so much space. I tend to save everything!! oops
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#135899 - 07/09/04 01:14 AM Re: Low disk space?????
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Thanks Mdamlady, but I do not know how to go about compresing files think How do you do it?
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#135900 - 07/09/04 02:11 AM Re: Low disk space?????
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OK, if there is a file or folder you want to compress...

Right click on it and select properties. Halfway down there is a section called attributes and an advanced button. Select advanced and it then gives you the option to compress the data smile

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#135901 - 07/09/04 10:29 AM Re: Low disk space?????
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Thanks Tigg thumbsup
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