10-17-2011 11:19 AM - last edited on 05-26-2016 09:11 PM by Omar-E
Okay, I am so tired of receiving Low Disk Space on recovery (D). I have done everything it asked. Empty Recycle Bin which is EMPTY. I am not a computer wizard but it seems unfair that I have pay over $150.00 year to correct this problem once a year. I have checked a lot of places and it just keeps telling me the same thing. That doesn't work. Can someone explain to me in English (plain) how to correct this problem.
I did just install a HP wireless printer 3052A
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HP Pavilion dv6000
Windows Vista (home version)
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10-17-2011 06:54 PM - edited 10-17-2011 06:56 PM
Do you have the D: drive selected in system restore?
If your computer is saving restore points for D: this could cause it to use up disk space for no apparent reason.
Look for a folder called "System Volume Information" at the root of D:
I am assuming you don't use the D: drive to store any personal files or swap files...
10-18-2011 03:20 PM
To modify system protection settings:
- Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". The window should show the version, processor, etc.
- In the left pane, click System protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- In the box that lists available drives, see if D: is "on" or "off". If it is "on", select it and click "configure"
- Select "Turn off system protection". This will remove the system restore points just for the D Drive.
- Hit OK to close the settings windows.
This is how I do it on Windows 7 Home Premium. If your version is different, the options might not be the same as these.
I hope this helps.
10-18-2011 06:46 PM
I am sorry. If System Restore is not filling up your drive, it is either a user or a virus using disk space on D.
From the factory, the recovery partition has enough free space to prevent these messages from occurring.
If you have not been placing files on the D drive, and a virus scan comes up clean, you can probably just disable the notifications all together.
If you are comfortable with editing the registry, you can follow the steps listed at the links below:
If you are not comfortable editing the registry, you can make a file that will automatically make the changes for you.
Open notepad, and copy/paste the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer] "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
Then save it as a .reg file ["save as..." -> Save as type: "all files *.* " -> File name: "nolowdiskspacechecks.reg"]
Double click on the file you just saved and it will import the setting to the registry for you.