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Not enough disk space message on drive with plenty of space

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Anonymous
May 21, 2005 2:49:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Recently I tried to install an upgrade to a program that I use for work
called 20/20 Design. The upgrade file is only 20MB although the installed
program and associated files is quite large maybe 1GB. I get almost al the
way through the installation and i get a message that says " Not enough disk
space on target drive while attempting to copy files" I checked my 80GB hard
drive and found I had 45GB of free space which seems more than enough. I
contacted the program vendor and they suggested I delete temporary files an
try to reinstall. I did that an d the program would still not install, no
change. They suggested that it was my computer so I contacted Dell support
and cleaned up and checked out my hard drive. I can find no problem with my
hardware. The hardware vendor says its the software, the software vendor says
its the hardware. Help! this is making me nuts. I did install the software on
another machine with less free space so I know it works, but I can't find
anything wrong with my current system. I have windows XP Pro with SP2, NTFS
file sytem. I recently downloaded a 70MB File with no problem so it has
something to do with the insstallation software not recognising the amount of
free space available.
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 12:03:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Usually, that error has to do with "Virtual Memory" settings, (which can be set to allow windows to do it automatically)

I suggest setting a manual amount larger than three times the space needed for that app.

Go to start/run, and type:

HH %windir%\Help\sysdm.chm::/sysdm_advancd_perform_change_vmpagefile.htm

Another setting is for "what Windows does if the system stops unexpectedly"

Go to start/run, and type:

HH %windir%\Help\sysdm.chm::/sysdm_advancd_startrecover_recovery.htm

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Mark L. Ferguson
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marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Jim Lovejoy" <Jim Lovejoy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C2FEE401-BA9F-4407-B5F6-EBF3E215D190@microsoft.com...
> Recently I tried to install an upgrade to a program that I use for work
> called 20/20 Design. The upgrade file is only 20MB although the installed
> program and associated files is quite large maybe 1GB. I get almost al the
> way through the installation and i get a message that says " Not enough disk
> space on target drive while attempting to copy files" I checked my 80GB hard
> drive and found I had 45GB of free space which seems more than enough. I
> contacted the program vendor and they suggested I delete temporary files an
> try to reinstall. I did that an d the program would still not install, no
> change. They suggested that it was my computer so I contacted Dell support
> and cleaned up and checked out my hard drive. I can find no problem with my
> hardware. The hardware vendor says its the software, the software vendor says
> its the hardware. Help! this is making me nuts. I did install the software on
> another machine with less free space so I know it works, but I can't find
> anything wrong with my current system. I have windows XP Pro with SP2, NTFS
> file sytem. I recently downloaded a 70MB File with no problem so it has
> something to do with the insstallation software not recognising the amount of
> free space available.
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