Operating systems such as Microsoft Windows provide low disk space warnings so users can be informed when there are 200 MB, 80 MB, and 50 MB left on their hard drive. When a computer has multiple drives (e.g., C: and D:) or partitions, a low disk space warning is provided for each of the drives and partitions.
There is a hidden partition in some computers which stores the files needed to restore the computer to its original settings and software. Although the hidden restore partition is frequently large enough to accommodate all the necessary files, less than 100 MB of fresh space remains. Unfortunately, system error messages stating that there is insufficient space for the restore partition will pop up frequently.
You should pay attention to this warning if it’s about your system drive and free some space. When your hard drive is filled to the brim, Windows tends to malfunction. No one can say exactly how much free space you need, but you need at least some. Many applications will not run properly and will crash on a full disk. In any case, if you’re seeing this warning, you’re running low on space and should free up some.
Following the steps below will enable you to disable the low disk space warnings, especially if you use a hidden restore partition.
Step 1 – Launch the Windows Registry Editor.
Step 2 – You need to navigate to the following registry key.
Step 3 – You can create a DWORD value by right-clicking in a blank space in the Explorer key on the right side.
Step 4 – NoLowDiskSpaceChecks can be used as the name for the newly created DWORD value.
Step 5 – Setting the value to 1 by double-clicking the new DWORD value.
Step 6 – Shut down the Registry Editor.
Step 7 – Once the new settings are in effect, restart your computer to get rid of low disk space warnings.