How do I stop getting a Disk Full error message when space is available?

Question

My question is in reguard to "Disk Full" message and having the disk cleanup utility pop up several times in a row, when I know that I have at least 200 megs free space. I have scan disked, defragged, and done disk cleanup many times over, but still get this message nearly once a day. If I am trying to actually write to the disk, by downloading, or from the digital camera, or sometimes even from graphic intense web pages, I get the error over and over and can not complete what I am doing, even though the disk is not full.

The program of Disk Cleanup is set to NOT warn me if disk space is low and I do not have an extra "cache" or "virtual memory" set up , unless it was done by a program and I didn't know about it. I have checked the windows virtual memory settings, they are fine, and I have cleaned all internet caches.

Thanks,,

Sandi

Answer

This question was answered on March 28, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi Sandi,

If you do not want to receive the Disk Full Error message, try URL: http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/troub-42.shtml The URL lists steps for a "Hard Disk is Low on Disk Space" message.

1 Start the Registry Editor

2 Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

3 Select Edit> New>DWORD Value and name it DisableLowDiskSpaceBroadcast

4 Set the data value of the DisableLowDiskSpaceBroadcast value to the appropriate value from the table

listed in the URL steps for Hard Disk is Low on Disk Space message.

If you want to disable the error message for more than one drive, you can add the data values of the drives located in the table (listing for Hard Disk is Low on Disk Space Massage), and then set the data value of the DisableLowDiskSpaceBroadcast value using the sum of the data values that you added.

For example, drive E has a value of 16 and drive G has a value of 64 These two data values added together equal 80 To disable the low disk space notification for drive E and drive G, set the data value of the DisableLowDiskSpaceBroadcast Value to 80.

You may also want to see article Q229807 DriveSpace May Report Used Space and Free Space Incorrectly for Windows 98 Troubles at URL: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q229/8/07.asp

Q229807 - Drivespace May Report Used Space and Free Space Incorrectly

When you use the Microsoft DriveSpace or Microsoft DriveSpace 3 tool to view the free space and used space of hard disk that is 2 GB or larger, the space may be reported incorrectly.

The cause of the problem is due to problems in DriveSpace or DriveSpace 3.

To work around this problem, view the free space and used space of your hard disks in Windows Explorer:

1 Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.

2 Click the hard disk you want to check, click File, and then click Properties.

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Posted by Swanya of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 28, 2001