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how to get vista to stop warning me about low disk space

by the_photon / November 24, 2015 12:55 PM PST

I am using a Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista SP2 home edition. Like most other computers, I have a recovery sector called E: . Windows is chronically trying to warn me of low disk space on the recovery sector. I am aware that there is very little space on that sector, and don't care since I don't plan on storing anything else to that partition. My question is as follows: Is there any way to get the annoying tasktray popup caption to stop warning me about this state of affairs -- a way that doesn't involve adding more space to the E:, or deleting information from it. I am already aware that E: is full and don't have a problem with it.


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Maybe using it requires a little free space.
by wpgwpg / November 24, 2015 1:12 PM PST

Are you so tight on hard drive space, that you can't give the recovery partition a few gig? If it was me, I'd give it another 5 or 6 GB. If you're so tight on hard drive space that you can't afford that, you might need to invest $40 or $50 in a bigger hard drive.
Good luck.

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Re: warning
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 24, 2015 1:28 PM PST
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Sorry, I guess I missed that document
by the_photon / November 24, 2015 3:44 PM PST
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I read the above-mentioned document from microsoft. It seems to have worked for now. Sorry, I guess I gave up on my search of the MS website a little prematurely.



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Still didn't work
by the_photon / November 25, 2015 8:27 AM PST

@Kees - About that MS support document quoted above -- i'm glad you pointed out the existence of that document, and yes it is clearly applicable to my situation. However, after a bit of "how did I miss that" experimentation, it certainly is not the first page that comes up after a google search on my computer where I'm at.

I'm not saying that you're lying about it having been the first page that came up on a google search that you did, I'm just saying that it doesn't for me. Even now that I know of the existence of that document, I can't seem to get that to be the first page that pops up after any google search that I do. It doesn't even come up on the first page. Again, I'm not saying that you're making this up -- just saying it doesn't work that way for everyone everywhere.

Second off (to any future readers of this forum page) I made the registry key changes indicated in the MS Support document, and after a 24 hr period of "waiting for the problem to reoccur", the problem is still re-occurring. It's unclear to me what course of action I'm going to take. There are lots of other ways to solve the problem (e.g. adding space to the recovery sector). Just thought I'd follow up with the matter.

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