In Media Center. Error message "Disk full" when it is not

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by markgass, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. markgass

    markgass Guest

    When I try to start 'Live TV' in Media Center I get a display message that
    says the disk is full and I have to select a new disk in Settings. I have 16
    Gigs free on the hard drive and it is a 120 Gig hard drive. Remember, I'm not
    trying to record anything; just want to watch live t.v.

    I have the minimum allocated (10%) for t.v. recordings. (Its the minimum
    allowed In SETTINGS.
    What to do????
    Mark Gass
    markgass, Oct 7, 2007
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  2. markgass

    Nigel Barker Guest

    Allocate more. Live TV is written to disk before being replayed. This allows the trick play features
    such as pause & rewind live TV.


    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    Nigel Barker, Oct 7, 2007
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  3. markgass

    RCMe Guest

    This is a bug in MCE.

    The default setting for recorded TV is to keep recordings until space is
    needed. So, when the disk fills up with recorded TV, MCE will automatically
    delete the oldest recording to free up space for new recordings. So, unless
    you change the default for recorded TV, or regularly delete recorded TV, the
    disk will always be full under normal use!

    I have a second drive (E:) dedicated to recorded TV, allocated 100% to MCE
    (the C: drive is just the boot drive with over 80% free space). Since I
    don't manually delete recorded TV, the E: drive is always full and MCE
    automatically deletes the oldest recordings when it needs more space. Most
    of the time MCE works fine. However, every once in a while, I will get that
    Disk Full error when watching Live TV. I suspect there is a bug in the
    algorithm which calculates free space. Once this error shows up, the only
    way I have found to stop it is to manually delete a recorded TV show.

    RCMe, Oct 7, 2007
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