Showing Very Low Disk Space on C Drive

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At first I am giving you a snapshot about my pc:

1. I have got Samsung 120 GB hard disk on my pc and more then 12 GB has been allocated to drive C.

2. I am running Windows XP Service pack 3.

3. I have installed only few software and as a whole it take around 5 GB place in C drive.

4. I am using my pc as a print server and more then ten users are sharing my printer.

After three months of clean service, from last week I am seeing a message that disk space is very low on drive C every time I start the pc. But I have never installed any kind of software on drive C. I have manually checked the drive but unable to find any extra files.

Do you have any solution of this strange looking problem?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111886

Showing Very Low Disk Space on C Drive


Hello Murray,

Here's my solutions for you, you can do any of the following solutions.

Solution 1:

Have you ever try to scan your computer? Because some reason why there's a "Very Low Disk Space on C Drive" pop up message in startup is having spyware. Spyware is too silence by affecting your system, like destroying hard drive, slow internet connection and it automatic change your settings. Follow these steps:

Step 1: In your anti-virus, click tools, -> select update.
Updating anti-virus is very important, better to do it regularly and when updating is done,
Step 2: Select Tools tab, -> select scan computer and wait for a minutes.
Step 3: When scanning is done, look for the Scan results and check the virus detected. You can see the files that affected in object.

All you have to do is to remove that infected files.

Now here is the second way. I recommend you to download the Spyware Vaccine, it can help you to remove all spyware and to protect your computer to viruses/spyware. 

Download Spyware Vaccine

Solution 2:

If you are always using your Internet browsers you have to delete all the cookies and Internet history. I can decrease your memory. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key, -> select Control Panel.
Step 2: Pick the Network and Internet Connections.
Step 3: In the Control Panel icon, -> select Internet Options. The Internet properties dialog box will open,
Step 4: On the General tab, check the 'Delete browsing history on exit" check box, -> click Delete.
Step 5: Check all the check box except Form data or Passwords if you don't want to remove them, then click Delete button.
Then close the dialog box after deleting the Internet History.

Solution 3:

Clean your Disk cleanup to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive. Disk Cleanup targets to perform the following: Compression of old files, Temporary Internet files, Recycle Bin, Offline files, Downloaded Program files, Temporary Windows file and Startup log files. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key, -> select Run then hit Enter and type cleanmgr.exe. The Disk Cleanup dialog box will open.
Step 2: Check all the check box on the Files to delete.
Step 3: Click OK then click Yes. Wait for a seconds, the disk cleanup is cleaning up necessary files.

Solution 4:

Perform the full defragmentation, it perform to increase the speed by rearranging files that stored on your hard disk. It is also recommended to do at least twice a week. Here's the steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key -> select All Programs -> select Accessories -> select System Tools -> select Disk defragmenter. The Disk Defragmenter window will open.
Step 2: Right-click the local drive C and select Defragment.
Wait for a minute and when defragment is done,
Step 3: then restart your computer.

Solution 5:

Set your computer into allow windows to automatically manage the virtual memory. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key, -> select Control Panel.
Step 2: Click the Performance and Maintenance, -> click System, -> click Advanced Tab.
Step 3: Then select Settings, under Performance -> click Advanced Tab.
Step 4: Click Change, under Virtual Memory.
Step 5: Under Drive [Volume Label], -> select the drive containing virtual memory settings you want to change.
Step 6: Click "System managed size", -> click Set.
Step 7: Click "OK" three times, -> then restart the computer.

Answered By 0 points N/A #111887

Showing Very Low Disk Space on C Drive


There is no point of trouble as multiple users are connecting to a machine. So, each time a user connects or disconnects a log file of the session is created in the system that takes memory. Since, its been 3 months the size of log file got large enough to gather a big amount of space in memory.

You can Perform Disk Cleanup to free up the space and you can also delete temporary files and you can check for viruses by a good antivirus as sometimes viruses acquire the memory. If still you get low disk space warning then try to add a new secondary hard disk to the System in order to increase the space.

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