Resolving Windows® 7 not enough disk space issue
Getting not enough disk space errors on Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest and best operating system from Microsoft. This OS is far superior to previous Windows-based operating systems as it makes the system more stable. Windows 7 also comes with many advanced features such as Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, Windows Defender, two-way firewall etc. Windows 7 also has many system maintenance utilities which can be used to maintain the OS at optimum working condition. Windows 7 also has a very simple interface so that even users with very little computer knowledge would be able to use the OS well. Nonetheless, there are some issues that might come up with the use of Windows 7. System freeze, application corruption, error messages such as not enough disk space popping up, recurring system restarts etc. are some of them. There are many reasons as to why error message saying not enough disk space might be coming up on the system. These include malware within the system, fragments of old data within the hard disk, hard disk of the system being too full, excessive temp files in the hard disk, issues with virtual memory settings etc. The not enough disk space error messages on Windows 7 would make working on the system difficult as messages would continuously pop-up and occasionally system might also freeze which would result in loss of data which users were working on.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix not enough disk space error in Windows 7:
- Remove malware
- Defragment/clean hard disk
- Increase virtual memory
Malware can cause many issues on a computer. Malware are known to cause the not enough disk space errors by consuming all of the disk space on a computer. If your Windows 7 operating system based computer got installed with such a malware, then the malware might be replicating itself or creating unnecessary files so as to consume hard disk space. The problem can be easily solved by removing all of the malware on the system using a good antivirus program.
Defragment/clean hard disk
Hard disk of your computer operating on Windows 7 is used to store data on the system. Even if older data are removed, traces of the data would remain on the hard disk consuming disk space. Similarly, every activity done on the system would create some temp files and over time, these temp files might get accumulated to a substantial amount to consume disk space. All Windows 7 users facing the not enough disk space problem are recommended to run the default defragmenting tool and the disk cleanup utilities to remove unwanted fragments and temp files which would solve the problem.
If Windows 7 users have installed very large numbers of applications on the system, these applications might be consuming the disk space on the active partition to cause the not enough disk space problem. In such cases, the issue can be resolved by increasing the size of the virtual memory using the Advanced tab in Performance section of the Control Panel.
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