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09 Feb 2008

Proper upkeep (anti-virus/spyware scans, firewall and defrags)of your desk/laptop PC will usually take care of this.

If you think it may come from somewhere else, you can right click it, open it in a new window and click "properties". Check the address. If it one you trust, look at it, if not close the window and delete it.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not sure what the "IT" refers to in your comments. The low disk space warning is not an email or browser thing...

Posted by:

10 Feb 2008

hi how are u? eveytime i ge on my computer it all ways say low disk space c dive! why that? i cant download self it make me MAD! EMAIL ME BACK PLASES THANK YOU..

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ummm, uhhh... I'm fine thanks. Did you... umm, read the article?

Posted by:

Marjorie Brink
12 Feb 2008

My brand new HP Computer (Vista) kept giving me that low disc warning on drive D. Since I am no whiz kid, I put up with this for 3 weeks thinking I was the problem. I finally took it back to Best Buy and they replaced it!

Posted by:

12 Feb 2008

I think it's a pretty important warning (not to be ignored/disabled)--at least on C: or the system drive. Is there no way to tell Windows to give the warnings only for the system drive? I've never gotten low disk space warnings on my secondary drives like my new external hard disk, but it would annoy me tremendously to get a lowdiskspace warning for any drive other than the system drive.

Does "Vista" by any chance allow you to set the drive for which you want a lowdiskspace warning? This is so obvious as to be idiotic, but I'm curious.

Back when XP and previous systems were new, most people still had only one hard drive so the warning was almost always on your system drive. Now many people have several hard drives, so a newer OS should recognize that and let you configure. You ought to also configure it--skip the 200MB warning and give me only the 80MB and 50 MB warnings.

Posted by:

14 Feb 2008

It may also depend on what the user is doing at the tiem. Some antimalware scanners tend to leave horrendous numbers of temp files on the PC. I just encountered this the other day when an online scanner put almost 12GB of temp files on my C drive. So ignore these warnings at your own risk.

Posted by:

15 Feb 2008

My new work PC has been issuing these warnings every couple of days, despite the fact that the disk (there's only one) is about 80% free. Our IT department told me not to worry about it, but couldn't (or didn't want to) tell me why XP is sending out these false alarms. Any ideas?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Is there more than one partition on the disk? That could do it.

Posted by:

14 Apr 2008

I started defrag my system when it said I only had 193 MB of free space out of the 200. The next day it said 130. Now it says 90. I have tried to eliminate what I can. How else should I get rid of stuff?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Have you tried Control Panel to remove unwanted software packages?

Posted by:

28 Apr 2008

If you want your computer to run well, then you really should leave 15 - 20 percent of free space on each drive. This space is needed for the system to move files while defragmenting.

EDITOR'S NOTE: That's not a bad idea, but I'm not sure it's a necessity. A good defragger will run with only 1% free space on the disk.

Posted by:

02 Jun 2008

"You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here": I clicked, deleted the files on the C: drive; but I don't know what or how to delete on the D: drive. These warnings are driving me bananas. Please help!

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like you should disable the Low Disk Space warning. See instructions in this article.

Posted by:

17 Jul 2008

I've been getting this message on my computer too. "...disk space on Recovery (D:)" I am working with Windows XP. I have gone to D.....and done everything I can but no new space. It only offers to remove Windows Components you don't use, doesn't let me know which ones I don't use so I am afraid to remove any....I ignore, but it pops up all the time. I only have one backup restore point. I have McAfee thru my internet provider and I think it also backs up....should I disable this? Could it be the reason D is clogged up?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like you could safely ignore or disable the warning.

Posted by:

01 Aug 2008

I have had my notebook computer for only 3 months and I am not a computer savvy person. I keep getting pop-ups about low back-up space on D. Also I get pop-ups every day that internet explorer is not working. I have no idea what to do. Can you tell me?

EDITOR'S NOTE: What specifically do the internet explorer popups say?

Posted by:

06 Aug 2008

The HP answer solved my problem: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&cc=emea_africa&dlc=en&docname=c00859515

Posted by:

18 Aug 2008

I have to echo Any's valid comments (2nd)! I understand & welcome Windows warning you about low space on the system drive (normally C) but you should be able to turn-it off (at least) for non-system drives, and even customize the cut-off points and drives to ignore.

I have four internal drives and at least 1 USB drive. The archive ones are often low on space, but its not critical, and I don't want warnings about it. Does anyone know if they improved this warning feature in Vista (I use XP).

Posted by:

10 Nov 2008

I am working ith Windows XP and I keep getting the pop up's that say Very Low Disk Space. It is so low that I need more space to even defrag the proper way. I have ran every clean'up there is and have deleted everything I can. It says that I have 99% space on Drive D, but I have no Idea how I would start using that instead of Drive C. I am so frusterated with it.. I can't even upload pictures! I really don't have that much stuff on my computer. I am just in need of some serious help! :)

Posted by:

01 Jan 2009

I have 4 partitions defined on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and used for C: (Win XP Home Sp3); D: Page File only; E: Program Files and F: User Data (Settings and Documents).

The D: drive containing the page file is left with less than 80mb free out of 2Gb. Is there a way to make Win XP ignore only warnings issued by my D: and still be enabled for the other drives or at least C:?

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't think so... it's all or nothing.

Posted by:

11 Mar 2009

Get the low disk space warning on the C: Drive. However, this is not the case with at least 40 GB's free. Also, computer can seem sluggish when running a few programs, I'm assuming this is due to low RAM. Error message comes up when this is happening. Are they related somehow? Anything I can do to fix it? Thanks for any help!

Posted by:

14 Mar 2009

I just wanted to thank you for the great instructions here. I've been living with a low disk space on drive D error for months now and you have liberated me from that annoyance! Thank you!!

Posted by:

Gabe C
15 Apr 2009

I got this last night- deleted everything it recommended as well as temporary files. Now my computer when powered up turns on, gets right to the start up screen and cuts off and then back on. It will do this forever never actually getting to my desk top. I think I am F'd.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Can you boot into Safe Mode and try a System Restore?

Posted by:

Syed Bakash
15 Oct 2009

Dear Sir, I understand what you are saying its ok but how can I restored my hard disk space? before my C drive space is 15 GB now it will falls only 75 mb how Can i got my 15 GB space? please help me.

EDITOR'S NOTE: See http://askbobrankin.com/clean_hard_drive.html

Posted by:

01 Nov 2009

I've got low disk space messages so I had erased everything I don't really need on C. So I have now like 500 MB free space on C. Everything I download,I put on drive D,but even though the programs and stuf I download to D are trully there,on drive D, C drive is misteriously loosing free space and D doesn't. I really don't understand this,Can you please help me?

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