Out of disk space error at installations, though 100 Gb free space

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Evagoud, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Evagoud

    Evagoud Guest

    I bought a new computer with Vista premium 32bits on it. Last month I tried
    to install software for a PCI TV tuner. The installation program stopped with
    an error message that I had not enough disk space. Because I had more than
    100Gb free space on my hard disk I contacted the software supplier about
    this. We unsuccessfully tried different options. Later I found out that all
    other programs which I want to install give the same error message about not
    enough disk space (also for instance the flash player plugin). I've already
    tried emptying the temp folder (%temp%) and running the disk clean-up.

    Can somebody please help me with more options?
    Evagoud, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories and right-click
    on the Command Prompt and choose "Run as administrator".
    Type in: SFC /SCANNOW and press your Enter key.

    This should repair/repair any files you might have on the disk that is
    causing the error message. Also, try running the Windows Installer CleanUp
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 3, 2007
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  3. Evagoud

    Evagoud Guest

    Thank you, I tried both and also rebooted, but it did not work.
    (btw: the SFC did not find any errors)
    Evagoud, Nov 3, 2007
  4. Try repairing your installation and see if it corrects it, not guaranteed
    but worth a try:
    Boot from your Windows Vista DVD, select the System Repair Option > on the
    setup screen, select 'Repair Computer > Select your installation of Windows
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 3, 2007
  5. Evagoud

    philo Guest

    try running chkdsk /f in case there is file system corruption

    a reboot will be required
    philo, Nov 3, 2007
  6. Evagoud

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Go to the setup file of the program that you want to install, right-click on
    it> run as admin.
    Mick Murphy, Nov 4, 2007
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