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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 2:53:03 PM

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Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such as:"There
is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional space on
your hard disk and then try again. "
I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to remove
programs, which I did.
System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 4:03:04 PM

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How much free space on C?

What partition is Windows installed?
How much free space on that partition?



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In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
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"ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EE97AA1F-7138-42C0-9245-C78D5B394D00@microsoft.com...
> Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
> WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such
> as:"There
> is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional space
> on
> your hard disk and then try again. "
> I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to
> remove
> programs, which I did.
> System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
> thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 7:23:01 PM

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2% free on C drive

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> How much free space on C?
>
> What partition is Windows installed?
> How much free space on that partition?
>
>
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EE97AA1F-7138-42C0-9245-C78D5B394D00@microsoft.com...
> > Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
> > WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such
> > as:"There
> > is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional space
> > on
> > your hard disk and then try again. "
> > I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to
> > remove
> > programs, which I did.
> > System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
> > thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 8:27:05 PM

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That is your problem.
Windows typically wants about 15% or more free.

You may need a larger hard drive.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org


"ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 2% free on C drive
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> How much free space on C?
>>
>> What partition is Windows installed?
>> How much free space on that partition?
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EE97AA1F-7138-42C0-9245-C78D5B394D00@microsoft.com...
>> > Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
>> > WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such
>> > as:"There
>> > is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional
>> > space
>> > on
>> > your hard disk and then try again. "
>> > I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to
>> > remove
>> > programs, which I did.
>> > System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
>> > thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 2:07:03 PM

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I have this same problem. I was wondering if I could just extend my partition
since I have 2 partitions on this drive? Thanks

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> That is your problem.
> Windows typically wants about 15% or more free.
>
> You may need a larger hard drive.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA74BF4F-5D63-4ABF-97C7-354D54F3C81F@microsoft.com...
> > 2% free on C drive
> >
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> How much free space on C?
> >>
> >> What partition is Windows installed?
> >> How much free space on that partition?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> >> http://www.dts-l.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:EE97AA1F-7138-42C0-9245-C78D5B394D00@microsoft.com...
> >> > Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
> >> > WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such
> >> > as:"There
> >> > is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional
> >> > space
> >> > on
> >> > your hard disk and then try again. "
> >> > I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to
> >> > remove
> >> > programs, which I did.
> >> > System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
> >> > thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 4:05:19 PM

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Yes, but you will need to use a 3rd party program since Windows can not do
it natively:
http://www.bootitng.com/
http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org


"cwdancer" <cwdancer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have this same problem. I was wondering if I could just extend my
>partition
> since I have 2 partitions on this drive? Thanks
April 2, 2005 7:26:22 AM

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try deleting your temporary internet files. -- do a disk cleanup. see if
that gets you anywhere.
also, a good defrag wouldn't be a bad thing. do a chkdsk /f first though.

most people who reinstall windows reformat the hard drive (erasing
everything) first though. otherwise it
can cause problems with installing ontop of other files.


"ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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2% free on C drive

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> How much free space on C?
>
> What partition is Windows installed?
> How much free space on that partition?
>
>
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "ladybugmom" <ladybugmom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EE97AA1F-7138-42C0-9245-C78D5B394D00@microsoft.com...
> > Computer crashed this week had to start all over by re-installing
> > WindowsXP,drivers, software, etc. Keep getting error messages such
> > as:"There
> > is not enough disk space to install the update(s). Free additional space
> > on
> > your hard disk and then try again. "
> > I free up space and it still won't let me continue, states I have to
> > remove
> > programs, which I did.
> > System is a DELL 400SC, P4, 2.8GHZ, 40GB, 512MB
> > thanks for any help, this mis making me crazy!
>
>
>
!