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When you receive a "Low Disk Space" message on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you are prompted to run the Disk Cleanup Wizard. However, the Disk Cleanup Wizard may not be able to resolve the low disk space condition if you have many recorded TV programs stored on the hard disk.
This problem occurs because the Disk Cleanup Wizard cannot delete TV programs that are recorded by using Media Center Edition.
To work around this problem, use one or more of the following methods.
Method 1: Manually delete some recorded TV programs when you receive a "Low Disk Space" messageTo manually delete some recorded TV programs when you receive a "Low Disk Space" message, follow these steps:
Method 2: Conserve disk space by changing the Keep settings for your series recordingsTo conserve disk space, change the Keep settings for your series recordings to Keep Until Space Needed or to Keep Latest Recordings.
Method 3: Limit the number of programs in a series that are kept at the same timeTo limit the number of programs in a series that are kept at the same time, use the Keep Up To setting. For more information, see the "Keep Settings and Managing Disk Space" topic in Media Center Help.
Method 4: Allocate less disk space for recorded TVTo allocate less disk space for recorded TV, follow these steps:
Method 5: Disable the "Low Disk Space" messageFor more information about how you can disable the "Low Disk Space" message, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285107/ )Description of the Low Disk Space notification in Windows XP
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/ )Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
Media Center Technical SupportBecause Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.
You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/