Help! Disable Low Disk Space Messages

Discussion in 'Performance & Tweaks' started by StephanRB, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. StephanRB

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    So my favorite way to configure my system is with Partitions. Not a C: sysem and a D: data, I mean a partition scheme that would terrify the most seasoned Linux veteran. Ok, maybe not that bad, but I do have a complex scheme that I'm quite comfortable, that works like this:



    C: System (Vista) 10 Gigs

    D: System (XP Pro) 4 Gigs

    L: Linux (VirtualMachine) 10 Gigs

    M: Music & Video Files 10 Gigs

    P: Program Files 25 Gigs

    R: Recovery Data 5 Gigs

    S: Swap file (where my Vista & XP swapfiles sit, like a Linux setup) 2.5 Gigs

    X: Documents 5 Gigs



    This system works great for me for lots of reasons, (much smaller system backups, no redundent data bakups of music or program files, vastly improved file and swap fragmentation management, data corruption protection, etc etc) but here's the problem - my partitions fill up. I have less than 200 megs free on at least four partitions usually, and now Vista constantly bombards me with Low Disk Space errors, just like in XP. Unfortunately, the old registry hacks (in Software\Policies\Explorer NoLowDiskSpaceChecks = 1) to disable these messages for XP don't work in Vista



    Any suggestions?
     
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    Your 100% crazy to partition the spaces into 'program files' and 'music/ video'. All u need is tiny partition for the os's, a partition for ur swap files (if u want one so badly) and a partition ofr everything else. I see no point what-so-ever to haveseprarate partitions for vids, programs, and docs. It jsut waste valuable space, seems you have a tiny HD. God knows why you did all those partitions on a little HD. /rant :p
     
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    Under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather

    There's a key called LowDiskMinimumMBytes



    Under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gathering Manager

    There's a key called BackOffLowDiskThresholdMB





    Could be one of those 2?

    I'm guessing the (200) in the key values is the MB limit warning? (which you are under)

    Modify the Decimal Values to 1, and see if it works? :)
     
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    windows need hard drive space (working space). if the hdd space is lower then ??? (something like 260MB) the system will slow down. ignoring it doesn't help
     
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    Well yea, you obviously shouldn't let the space on C: run low.

    The other drives/partitons however, don't need a low-disk space warning.



    So as long as you keep an eye on C:, there shouldn't be a problem.
     
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