xp free space hard drive issue
Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:09 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:59 PM
Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:15 AM
the drive is a E Elements 400gb plug and play drive powered by WD
Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:37 AM
Maybe you need to tell us exactly what it says and when and what are you doing when it says that....
Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:53 AM
But please tell us some more about the notification that is popping up. also tell us the size of your internal drive along with used / free space. as that will give us more information
Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:13 PM
the message says:
there is not enough free space
delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again
to free disk space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click disk clean up
I have completed a disk clean up so thats not it
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:43 AM
Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:27 PM
Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:50 PM
I am running xp home edition service pack 2, version 2002
I get this message when ever i try to add more files into my external drive, such as a 10mb size file. As I have said before this acts like the drive is full but I still have a very large amount of free space. No way could I of hit a buffer zone yet..
so if i try to add more files to this drive I get a message saying it is full, now if i remove a file to free space up I can then add in other files just like if the drive was actually full.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:57 PM
Is your external drive divided into partitions? If yes, please report the size of each and how much free space you have on each. Right click each partition in My Computer and report.
Do you have "restore" option enabled in all your drives and partitions? If not, enable it.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:10 AM
if by partitions you mean two differnt drives from the my computer button then yes. All I did with this drive was plug it into the usb and into a wall socket then I began uploading files over the past few months.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:28 AM
Wrong advice, my apology and
sorry for the inconvenience.
Edited by Abydos, 13 June 2008 - 04:26 AM.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:41 AM
My experience is that changing drive letters can end in disaster. I wouldn't recommend it as a remedy under any circumstances.
Could you tell us what motherboard and CPU you are having on this computer? I would check if it's capable of handling 400GB in one partition. If it does, then I would ,first of all, run some malware scans with a good antivirus and antispyware. After cleaning the disk I would backup the data to another storage device, reformat the external drive and paste the data back.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:59 PM
I currently have a
cpu: pentium D 925 3.0 ghz
motherboard: xfx 680i Lt
I currently have avast and AVG running and I have scanned with both programs the drive shows up clean.
I also discovered I can use a installation program to add programs to the drive but if I try to copy and paste or cut and paste a file the message pops up.
I found out both drives are set to primary partitions. shown as blue
Edited by Nikolai553, 12 June 2008 - 03:00 PM.
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