TECH Not enough space, hard drive shows 100GB free.

kmad86

Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09
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Feb 12, 2003
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Ft. Smith, AR
So, my computer has been throwing the rainbow wheel a lot lately and I have to manually power it off. I run DiskWarrior and it fixes it for 1-3 days and it is back again. When I try to download something online (tried downloading all of apples updates from their site) it tells me that I don't have enough space. I tried downloading a 2MB Sirius Internet Player and it told me the same thing. Is my hard drive done?

I am not home right now but I remember seeing some random .plist files that DiskWarrior said they couldn't repair. Also, something about a number on the hard drive was 22 and it wasn't the maximum that was required. I wish I were home to be more specific on that error. I will edit in a little while.
 

supergper

New Member
Jul 17, 2007
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So, my computer has been throwing the rainbow wheel a lot lately and I have to manually power it off. I run DiskWarrior and it fixes it for 1-3 days and it is back again. When I try to download something online (tried downloading all of apples updates from their site) it tells me that I don't have enough space. I tried downloading a 2MB Sirius Internet Player and it told me the same thing. Is my hard drive done?

I am not home right now but I remember seeing some random .plist files that DiskWarrior said they couldn't repair. Also, something about a number on the hard drive was 22 and it wasn't the maximum that was required. I wish I were home to be more specific on that error. I will edit in a little while.
This may be too obvious but have you emptied your trash? Even though it'll show available, that space will not release until you empty your trash.
 

Devoidarex

Rexversusu v.2.0
Oct 16, 2004
10,746
Any old systems on the drive? Did you ever do an 'archive and install' of a version of OSX on that drive?
 

Devoidarex

Rexversusu v.2.0
Oct 16, 2004
10,746
It was be on the MacHD, under previous installs
Exactly. They can take up quite a bit of HD space, but I'm not sure if it would have anything to do with your problem.

No reason to keep an old system if your new one has been up and running a while.
 

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