Not enuf room on d drive to archive the uninstall files.


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Andy

I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.

I am getting this message

Service Pack 3 setup error

You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the uninstall files. to install sp3 with backup files for uninstall, an additional 389 mb is required.

D: drive currently has 472 mb free.

This is kinda fun. NOT !!

:)

Andy
 
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Ben Myers

Andy said:
I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.
I am getting this message
Service Pack 3 setup error
You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the uninstall files. to
install sp3 with backup files for uninstall, an additional 389 mb is
required.
D: drive currently has 472 mb free.
This is kinda fun. NOT !!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312

Ben
 
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Andy


Thanks Ben.

I ran cleanmgr.

I am getting the same message.

I have everything backed up.

I did a reinstall to my C: drive, but the o.s. is using parts of d: to run.

When I install programs, they want to install on d: when I want them on c:

Is there a way to get two partitions merged into one without losing my windows installation. ?

I have Easeus Partition Manager.

I hope to avoid formatting the disk and reinstalling Win 98, my XP Sp2 disk, etc.

Andy
 
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Ben Myers

Thanks Ben.
I ran cleanmgr.
I am getting the same message.
I have everything backed up
I did a reinstall to my C: drive, but the o.s. is using parts of d: to
run.
When I install programs, they want to install on d: when I want them on c:
Is there a way to get two partitions merged into one without losing my
windows installation. ?
I have Easeus Partition Manager.
I hope to avoid formatting the disk and reinstalling Win 98, my XP Sp2
disk, etc.

http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/faq/technical-faq10.htm

Ben
 
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dadiOH

Andy said:
I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.

I am getting this message

Service Pack 3 setup error

You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the uninstall files. to
install sp3 with backup files for uninstall, an additional 389 mb is
required.

D: drive currently has 472 mb free.

What you need varies depending on how you are installing SP3. Regardless,
you don't have enough (no one ever accused Microsoft of being frugal with
bytes), especially if you have system restore turned on..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947311

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Andy

I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.



I am getting this message



Service Pack 3 setup error



You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the uninstall files. to install sp3 with backup files for uninstall, an additional 389 mb is required.



D: drive currently has 472 mb free.



This is kinda fun. NOT !!



:)



Andy

The link below is a screenshot of my current "situation."

It looks like d: is my boot drive.

I would like to make c: my boot drive and clean up the mess I made with the unallocated areas.

Andy

http://s1127.beta.photobucket.com/user/bicycle77017/media/d_Drive_IsBoot_zps7c4c0d0f.png.html
 
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Twayne

In
Andy said:
I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.

I am getting this message

Service Pack 3 setup error

You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the
uninstall files. to install sp3 with backup files for
uninstall, an additional 389 mb is required.

D: drive currently has 472 mb free.

This is kinda fun. NOT !!

:)

Andy

If you can not fgure out how to gain over 479 Meg of free space, then I feel
sorry for you. And from other posts, it looks like you have a botched
install at one time or another and mixed up the drives.
The simplest thing to do is get yourself a larger drive. 160 Gigs are
really cheap these days and a LOT more space than Windows will need, you you
can stll parttion a data drive if you wish to.

Just how big IS the drive you're using and into what sizes is it
partitioned?

It might also be possible to boot from your OS insatall CD and delete all
partitions and recreate them, and then proceed with format and installing
all of your applications. When you recreate the partitions, you can easily
add a few Gigs to it so you'll have room for SP3, a bunch more updates, and
also have more than 15% free space so you can degrag, etc. etc..

It might take you a day or so to reinstall, but ... how many days have you
already wasted, and how many more do you intend to go on wasting? IMO, do it
right and get a clean start. And watch out which drive you do this to; make
certain it's the right one!

The boot drive should have ONLY the OS on it too.

HTH,

Twayne`
 
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Andy

I am trying to apply the sp3 pack onto my c: drive.



I am getting this message



Service Pack 3 setup error



You dont have enuf free space on d to archive the uninstall files. to install sp3 with backup files for uninstall, an additional 389 mb is required.



D: drive currently has 472 mb free.



This is kinda fun. NOT !!



:)



Andy

I think you will find most of the answers to your questions are in my 1st post AND looking at the link that shows my partitions.

Andy
 
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Twayne

In
Andy said:
I think you will find most of the answers to your
questions are in my 1st post AND looking at the link that
shows my partitions.

Andy

But, you see, that information is gone! I am not about to re-assemble a
whole thread to get any missing detals because you or someone lazily trimmed
them out. NEVER omit the problem from ANY post.
A decent newsreader would get you a long ways, too.

HTH,

Twayne`
 
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Twayne

In
Andy said:
I think you will find most of the answers to your
questions are in my 1st post AND looking at the link that
shows my partitions.

Kind of lazy, aren't you?
 
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dadiOH

Andy said:
The link below is a screenshot of my current "situation."

It looks like d: is my boot drive.

I would like to make c: my boot drive and clean up the mess I made
with the unallocated areas.

Andy

http://s1127.beta.photobucket.com/user/bicycle77017/media/d_Drive_IsBoot_zps7c4c0d0f.png.html

I can't see the photo as it won't load for me with any of four browsers.
However, the "boot drive" is just the drive that contains the OS. Time was
that it had to be C:, that is no longer true, it can be any drive.

If you change the drive letter, any internal references to it will be messed
up. However, if you just gotta do it, the easiest way I can think of at the
moment is to install XP again but to C:, modify boot.ini (which is already
on C:) to make the new XP on C: the default and delete the reference to the
install on D:, then just delete the Windows folder on D: You may also have
to reinstall some programs; many will continue to work after the letter
change, some may not. Personally, I wouldn't change the drive letter,
nothing to be gained.

I can't comment on the unsurprising unallocated area mess as I can't see the
photo.

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Ben Myers

Andy said:
Andy

The link below is a screenshot of my current "situation."
It looks like d: is my boot drive.
I would like to make c: my boot drive and clean up the mess I made with
the unallocated areas.
Andy
http://s1127.beta.photobucket.com/user/bicycle77017/media/d_Drive_IsBoot_zps7c4c0d0f.png.html

Try right-clicking the logical drive on which Windows is installed and see
if you get
any options for enlarging it. Also, see if this is useful.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886

Ben
 
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Andy

In






But, you see, that information is gone! I am not about to re-assemble a

whole thread to get any missing detals because you or someone lazily trimmed

them out. NEVER omit the problem from ANY post.

A decent newsreader would get you a long ways, too.



HTH,



Twayne`

I think you have an anger problem.
 
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Andy

Try right-clicking the logical drive on which Windows is installed and see

if you get

any options for enlarging it. Also, see if this is useful.



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886



Ben

Thanks Ben.

Had to post a quick note to someone who has a lot of "negative waves".

I solved the problem by picking another partition for windows to store the uninstall files.

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I am having this occur around once a day.

I searched for answers but all I found was check your memory, was a new driver installed.

It happened twice when I was using character map to use one of the extended ASCII characters and one other time, but forgot what app.

I got 0x 6 zeros 7F, six zeros8, 0xBA338D70, there was a few more but forgot to write them down.

Nothing in the event viewer. (no surprise there.)

I did not delete any dlls or system files. :)

Msinfo32 is not showing any problems.

Andy
 
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Ben Myers

Andy said:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886

Had to post a quick note to someone who has a lot of "negative waves".
I solved the problem by picking another partition for windows to store the
uninstall files. --------------------------------------------

I am having this occur around once a day.
I searched for answers but all I found was check your memory, was a new
driver installed.
It happened twice when I was using character map to use one of the
extended ASCII characters and one other time, but forgot what app.
I got 0x 6 zeros 7F, six zeros8, 0xBA338D70, there was a few more but
forgot to write them down.
Nothing in the event viewer. (no surprise there.)
I did not delete any dlls or system files. :)
Msinfo32 is not showing any problems.

Try running "chkdsk /f" from a command prompt. If you are asked to
schedule the scan at
your next restart, answer "yes". Restart the computer when you ready to
start the scan. Results
are typically found in the event viewer under "Applications", "Winlogon".

Ben
 
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philo 

Had to post a quick note to someone who has a lot of "negative waves".

I solved the problem by picking another partition for windows to store the uninstall files.
X


NO you did not solve your problem, anytime you try to add *anything*
your drive will be too full and you will continually have to keep moving
files off of it.
You were told by many people here what you need to do, yet you totally
ignored all advice.
 
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Andy

I am having this occur around once a day.
I searched for answers but all I found was check your memory, was a new
driver installed.
It happened twice when I was using character map to use one of the
extended ASCII characters and one other time, but forgot what app.
I got 0x 6 zeros 7F, six zeros8, 0xBA338D70, there was a few more but
forgot to write them down.
Nothing in the event viewer. (no surprise there.)
I did not delete any dlls or system files. :)
Msinfo32 is not showing any problems.



Try running "chkdsk /f" from a command prompt. If you are asked to

schedule the scan at

your next restart, answer "yes". Restart the computer when you ready to

start the scan. Results

are typically found in the event viewer under "Applications", "Winlogon".



Ben[/QUOTE]

Thanks, everything is running smoothly.

I ran chkdsk /f on both c: and d: drives, though they are just partitions of a single drive.

It took a long time on the c: drive.

There was no entry in the event viewer, but found this in bootex.log.

Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 2483 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2483 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2483 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
 
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Andy

I can't see the photo as it won't load for me with any of four browsers.

However, the "boot drive" is just the drive that contains the OS. Time was

that it had to be C:, that is no longer true, it can be any drive.



If you change the drive letter, any internal references to it will be messed

up. However, if you just gotta do it, the easiest way I can think of at the

moment is to install XP again but to C:, modify boot.ini (which is already

on C:) to make the new XP on C: the default and delete the reference to the

install on D:, then just delete the Windows folder on D: You may also have

to reinstall some programs; many will continue to work after the letter

change, some may not. Personally, I wouldn't change the drive letter,

nothing to be gained.



I can't comment on the unsurprising unallocated area mess as I can't see the

photo.



--



dadiOH

____________________________



Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?

Taxes out of hand? Maybe just ready for a change?

Check it out... http://www.floridaloghouse.net

I used a partition manager and took care of the unallocated space and made two partitions.

I had forgotten about chkdsk, last time I used it extensively was with Win 98.

Had a lot more blue screens then than now.

Andy
 

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