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## HP 2000c Professional Series Color Printers and HP Deskjet Printers - Figuring How Much Disk Space Is Available and Making More Disk Space Available

Issue:
What are the steps to determine how much free disk space the computer has?
Solution
The following steps may be used to determine the amount of free disk space on a computer's hard disk.
Microsoft(R) Windows 9X, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
Option 1
1. Open My Computer from the Windows Desktop. For Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer.
Figure : My Computer
2. Highlight the icon of the hard disk drive to be checked (for example, the C: drive), and then select File and Properties. See Figure 2.
Figure : Properties window
3. The General tab will indicate the amount of Used Space, Free Space, and the drives total Capacity. The free disk space is shown in both total bytes and either KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), or GB (gigabytes). For example, Free Space of 788,529,152 bytes is equivalent to 752 MB.
##### note:
One thousand (1,000) KB = about one (1) MB.
One thousand (1,000) MB = about one (1) GB.
4. Select Cancel after examining the disk space and then close the My Computer window.
Option 2
1. Open My Computer from the Windows Desktop. For Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer.
Figure : My Computer window
2. Highlight the icon of the hard disk drive to be checked (for example, the C: drive).
3. The status line, located at the bottom edge of the My Computer window, will show 1 object(s) selected. Free Space will indicate the amount of free disk space available (for example, Free Space: 752 MB). The Capacity indicates the total amount of disk space the drive is able to hold (for example, Capacity: 1.99 GB). If free space is not visible, the My Computer window may need to be widened.
4. Close the My Computer window after examining the free disk space.
WINDOWS 3.1X
1. From Program Manager, open Main and then File Manager.
Figure : Program Manager window
2. Select the desired disk drive icon (for example, the C: drive icon).
3. The status line, located at the bottom edge of the File Manager window, will show the free disk space as shown in Figure 5. For example, "C: 4,896 KB free, 48,052 KB total" indicates there is 4,896 KB (approximately 4.8 MB) of free space and 48,052 KB (approximately 48 MB) of total disk space. If the status bar does not appear at the bottom of the screen, it can be accessed by selecting Options and then Status Bar.
Figure : File Manager
To make more disk space available on the computer, try the following:
1. All software programs share the use of the computer's hard disk while running. Close any programs that are not currently being used, including programs that may be launched from the Windows Startup group. This can help by freeing up disk space, file handles, and system memory.
2. Identify and delete unnecessary files or programs from the computer's hard disk.
3. If the computer has more than one disk, ensure the temporary directory environment variable (TEMP) points to a directory on the disk with the most available free space. Inactive .TMP files should be deleted.
4. If this error occurs frequently, it may be necessary to add more disk space to the computer.
##### note:
More information on maintaining the computer can be obtained from the computer manufacturer or from Microsoft Technical support information.

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