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Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobbi, Jul 20, 2004.

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  1. bobbi

    bobbi Thread Starter

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    Hi

    We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

    User keeps getting this message:

    DISK FREE SPACE HAS DROPPED BELOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD. FREE UP SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE BY:

    1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
    2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

    IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

    This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

    Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Emtronics

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    It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. :D It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Have a look at the root directory! there is a limit to the number of entries you can have (512 I believe). It is also possible that if there are a lot of small files, the FAT is getting full even though there is spare space on the disk.
     
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