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Not Enough Space On PC

By wbecker ·
Every time I print a file a message comes up saying ?There is not enough space on your PC. Make room on the hard disk by deleting some files?; when in reality I have 74% availability on my hard disc and 526MG of RAM. Why does the system show this erroneous message and how do I eliminate it?

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by willcomp In reply to Not Enough Space On PC

First check page file (virtual memory) setting and adjust as necessary. You want a page file size of at least 768MB. See the link below for instructions.

Check system for virii, adware, and spyware.

Download, install, update, and run Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE which are available at

Update and run anti-virus software. If you do not have any installed, use the on-line scan at link below.

May be another cause, but these are steps you should take anyway.


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by ReWrite In reply to Not Enough Space On PC

Let's get a little more info. Is this printer attached directly to your pc, is it attached to a different pc and shared or is it a network printer? what application are you attempting to print from (many apps create additional temporary files within the app/document directory when printing). Check your app/document directory for left-over or corrupt files. Do the same for your personal temp directory (C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp) and the print spooler directory (C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS). If this printer is shared and attached to a pc on your network then any prit jobs are cached on that pc as well and the error could be referring to the other pc.

Post back with updated information.



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by sgt_shultz In reply to Not Enough Space On PC

...or you are horribly fragmented...
are you using latest greatest printer driver version for your printer (you did not mention model) and your os (you did not mention os or sp?)

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Not Enough Space On PC


Have you tried to change the settings in the printer driver? Click Strat>Settings>Printers and faxes then right-click your printer driver, click the Advanced tab and select Print directly to printer.

Good luck

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