Insufficient Free isk Space

Call of duty modern warfa... / Dell dimension 8400 xp co...
May 17, 2010 at 07:17:31
Specs: Windows XP
Get message from playing (attempting) Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 "ERROR Insufficient free disk space. Please free at least 5 Mb of free space on game drive". Game uses Steam. Neophyte with computers (old also) and don't know how to do it! Thanks!

See More: Insufficient Free isk Space

Report •

May 17, 2010 at 08:01:53
Well, how much disk space is there left on your hard drive? Go to My Computer, right click on C:, then click Properties. What is listed for "free space"?

Report •

May 18, 2010 at 10:30:10
check where Jam suggested, then try the built-in Disk Cleanup utility:

Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Cleanup

then check the free space again and see how much changed. There are other areas to check for junk files if you still need to free up even more space.

Report •

May 19, 2010 at 00:02:17
Jam and Up and Coming-----Thanks for the inputs. Did what Jam suggested -- had 106,249,994,240 bytes and cleaned it down to 106,231,930,880 bytes. Game now works! Been corresponding with Activision's Tech people since last November to get the game functional to no avail! Even wanted me to reload windows----ya right! Have 1/2 inch of replies on my desk! Thought I wasted almost $100 on game and Bradys walk thru! Thanks again guys!

Report •

Related Solutions

May 21, 2010 at 00:35:51
Hey Guys,
Have progressed further in the game and am getting the same message to delete 5 MB on game drive? My computer now shows USED SPACE-144,322,244,608 bytes----FREE SPACE- 105,668,657,152 bytes? Should I click on the block "compress drive to save disk space"? Think that will solve it? Thanks-----Bill

Report •

May 21, 2010 at 00:46:01
Up and Coming---
Just ran System Tools/Disk Cleanup like you told me. Said it cleared up 281,671 KB.? Not enough? Should I compress drive to save disk space?


Report •

May 21, 2010 at 11:16:59
281MB is a good start, but don't ask us if it's enough or not -- are you still having the issue?

I would steer away from using Compression to save disk space. Microsoft says it won't affect performance, but i've experienced issues with this in the past - especially because you actually need as much free space as a file would require, UNcompressed, in order to move it on or off the drive.

your Hard Disk Drive (HDD) looks like about 250GB total? If it is full of programs and applications, i would suggest making sure you still need all those apps installed, otherwise consider uninstalling them. If you have a lot of photots/movies/music on the drive, i would suggest you consider aquiring another internal HDD, or an external drive, to store your media. Movies and Music in particular can take up a lot of space, and do not need to live on the system partition (C:\).

If you've already run Disk Cleanup, here's another good place to check for files you can delete: in a Windows Explorer window (My Computer, My Documents, any window) go to Tools, Folder Options, click the View tab, and switch to "Show hidden files and folders." Then go to C:\Windows, and you should see a bunch of hidden folders, probably with blue names instead of black, named something like "$NtUninstallKB9778338$." These are temp files from Windows Updates. IF you KNOW that you will NOT need to UNINSTALL any windows updates, these folders can be safely deleted, but keep in mind that after deleting, you will not be able to uninstall any Windows Updates.

Another good program for deleting junk files is "CCleaner." Helps identify junk files and junk registry keys.

"WinDirStatPortable" is also useful in determining which folders in your C:\ partition are taking up the most space.

Report •

September 9, 2010 at 06:26:34
I have the same problem. Although I have 13 GB free in C drive and about GB free in drive E where the game is installed. Please help.

Report •

September 9, 2010 at 09:20:08
how many GB free on your E:\ drive?

have you tried the steps outlined in this thread?

Report •

Ask Question