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Windows 7: Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

29 Aug 2012   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It is indeed odd if that is the exact error message, as the Microsoft one is slightly different as you noted. It would have started with the word "You", for instance, and not "The".

Can you post a screenshot of the message perhaps?


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16 Sep 2012   #12
CrankyBeach

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I'm getting this error message too...

I am not the original poster, but I'm posting screencaps below of the message, as well as "computer" to show just how much space really is available on all connected drives at the moment.... Many gigabytes available, even on the 2 flash drives.

I did try the registry fix shown earlier in the thread, and just got the error message again. Computer has been rebooted several times in the interim.

Any other suggestions?




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17 Sep 2012   #13
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrankyBeach View Post
I am not the original poster, but I'm posting screencaps below of the message, as well as "computer" to show just how much space really is available on all connected drives at the moment.... Many gigabytes available, even on the 2 flash drives.

I did try the registry fix shown earlier in the thread, and just got the error message again. Computer has been rebooted several times in the interim.

Any other suggestions?




Did you open disk management to find all partitions, if there is a restore partition and it is nearing full it may give you messages, especially if something was accidentally written to the partition in which case it shouldn't of have. In windows 7 type " create and format hard disk partitions" It should open up a window similar to my screenshot. include your own screenshot of your disk drivers and partitions in disk management. please attach to your next post.


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18 Sep 2012   #14
CrankyBeach

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I checked the partitions as well. Screenshot below. The only thing not showing (where it scrolled off the screen at the bottom) is the CD drive.

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18 Sep 2012   #15
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Might want to download and run Process Explorer, and when you see this popup, don't close it - drag the little "target" icon on the Process Explorer toolbar over to the dialog box (that is definitely NOT a Windows dialog) to see what process that window belongs to.
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