When a hard drive is filled...


Thread Starter
Sep 10, 2003
...What happens?

I recently bought Half-Life and found out that it has a feature allowing server admins to enter Half-Life console commands on a remote system. The problem is that they can set it to do things like create an extremely large log file. My question is, what happens when the hard drive is completely filled up? Does the computer crash? Can it be restarted?


Sep 14, 2003
yep it can be restarted. All that happens is that the computer will get veeeeerrrrrrrrrry slugish. And you might crash the program that needs the space....
Nov 22, 2003
It's happened to me many times in the last few months(what with me using a 1 gig drive). Let's say your downloading a file. The drive has some extra space set aside for just this case. When the max storage limit is reached a message will pop up saying that your drive is full do you want to run disk cleanup. I've always clicked no, then gone into the drive and started deleting useless files and uninstalling expendable programs. Nothing very bad happens unless you ignore it and keep on going.

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