My Local Disk Is Full And Cant Download Game

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We have a product ,while doing some operation we found this error 'Logical disk 'C:' was not found' . When i checked my 'C' folder i saw its named as 'New Volume (C:)' , but when i changed to 'Local Disk (C:)' , the error which i was getting gone. Can any body tell me the reason behind it.


These all are my doubtsFirst one is, if 'C' folder name is 'New Volume (C:) ' what does 'New Volume' stands is it simply a folder name? then what does (C:) stands is it the one understood by OS?

Second is if 'C' folder name is 'Local Disk (C:) ' what does 'Local Disk' stands is it simply a folder name? then what does (C:) stands


Try it to fix the issue when your computer prompts low disk space warning because C drive is full and out of disk space. Windows XP displays the Low Disk Space warning as 'You are running out of disk space on Local Disk (C:). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.' Documents, Pictures, Music, etc.

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I'd be willing to bet that it's a sheer coincidence or, in changing the name, you fixed some other underlying error. Volume Names don't really have any meaning beyond a friendly reference, and there's no difference between a volume called 'New Volume', 'Local Disk' or 'Dans Hard Drive'.

The drive letter on the other hand - this is how Windows references different volumes. So, say you have two hard drives (Or two partitions, they're the same for this explanation), then you may have two drives called

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C: and D:

You'll rarely see and A: and B: due to legacy requirements - these always used to be the floppy disks.

You'll also notice that every other drive, such as CD-ROMS, DVD-ROMS, USB flash drives and occasionally MP3 players etc will also have a letter.

Each volume must have a unique letter in order to be accessed by Windows. You can customise these, and even remove them*, but that's out of scope.

*Removing the letter will make the volume inaccessible, but you can still see the volume in Disk Management, and assign a letter to it etc.


'New Volume' is just a standard name that an english version of Windows uses for drives that have an empty drive name.

Also the drive name is a little bit from a folder name. The drive name is just for human readablility, all references to a drive should happen by the drive letter, I dont even know if windows API has a way to find a drive by name..

Also 'Local Disk' is NOT the same as 'Logical disk'. Besides the name you gave your partition here an explanation for the both terms:

  • Local Disk: Any partition that is on any kind of mass storage that is currently wired up with your computer. It can be on a built in harddrive or on a USB-Stick.
  • Logical Disk: Any mounted device that is or is not directly wired up with your PC, the above examples are also logical disks, but a network drive for example is a logical disk but NOT a Local Disk.

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I'm running a year old Gateway computer with Windows Vista Home Premium and a 230 GB hard drive. My problem is, that said hard drive claims that it is completely full! When highlighting all of the folders in the C: drive, it gives me a total size of around 15-16 GB. The only things that I have left on the hard drive are necessities, mainly system and program files. Every time that I delete items from the hard drive or move folders to my external to try and save space, within a few minutes, the drive is completely full again! I've tried running an AVG virus scan which turned up only a few cookies, defragmented my hard drive, did a system search for files over 500 MB (and found nothing), and did a disk check, yet still, nothing helped my problem. It's getting to the point that I couldn't even print my English paper because the computer said that there wasn't enough disk space! I really don't want to have to reformat, nor do I really have the time, so please, I'll try any suggestions! Thanks in advance guys!