i was hoping some of you could help me with a little problem with my system.
every time i boot up, as soon as the taskbar has loaded, i get a small
window pop up with the following message:
- low disk space
- you are running out of diskspace on drive presario_rp (d:)
- to free space on this drive by deleting old or
- unnecessary files, click here.
which gives the following window:
- choose which files to clean up.
when i click on it the only files option it gives to delete is:
- recycle bin (0 bytes)
- total amount of disk space you gain (0 bytes)
when i go to start\computer it shows that i have:
- local disk (c:) 41.7 gb free of 69.3 gb
- presario_rp (d:) 13.0 mb free of 5.16 gb
when i look into presario_rp(d:) drive, the only folders/files in there are:
- 'backup set 2007-07-04',
which contains loads of backup files all dated 2007-07-04.
and something called:
- 'global catalog' (of type: windows backup).
which when clicked
opens up backup status and configuration window
also something called 'recovery' which when clicked gives the
- recovery partition
- this area of your hard drive
- (or partition) contains files used
- for your pc recovery
- do not delete or alter these files
- any change to this partition could
- prevent any recovery later.
plus two other files called:
- 'drecovery' and 'MedialD.bin'
it doesn't occur to me to be a good idea to delete any of this
but when i try to create a restore point it fails, saying:
- insufficient storage available to create either the shadow
- copy storage file or other shadow copy data (0x8004231F).
- please try again later.
so what i dont want to do is to start messing about trying to
repartition the drives without first creating a restore point.
which i cant do until i have freed up some memory in the (d:)
drive. bit of a vicious circle thing going on here.
what i dont get, is why the (d:) drive is showing as so full,
especially as it has been doing this since soon after i got
the machine in about may 07. and for as long as i can remember,
i have never been able to create a restore point either.
when i went onto mobile broadband about a year ago i had trouble
getting the software to install and had to revert the machine
back to factory settings as it was clashing with software i had
installed before, but i do not want to have to do this again as i
have a lot more stuff on here now than i had then(its a lot more
important to me, too).
do any of you have any ideas?
maybe if i did delete the backup files from 2007, because that wouldn't
be any differant to reverting back to factory settings again.
i would like to be able to create a restore point now, in case something
was to happen in future.
thanks in advance!
Edited by jhn-e-bee, 08 June 2009 - 05:14 PM.