What is troubleshooting error code 0x80070070?
Error code 0x80070070 is a common error that can occur in Windows systems. This error is related to insufficient disk space available on the drive where you are trying to perform an action, such as installing an application, updating Windows, or copying files. The error message often reads “Not enough disk space” or “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.” It indicates that the system does not have enough space to complete the requested operation. Here’s how to troubleshoot and resolve error code 0x80070070:
Free Up Disk Space:
Check the drive’s available space. Delete unnecessary files, programs, or temporary files to free up space.
Empty the Recycle Bin to recover additional space.
Run the built-in Disk Cleanup utility to remove temporary files and unnecessary system files.
Move or Delete Large Files:
If you have large files taking up space, consider moving them to an external drive or deleting them if they are no longer needed.
Check for System Updates:
Ensure your Windows operating system is up to date. Sometimes, updates can include improvements that help manage disk space more effectively.
If you have hibernation enabled, it reserves disk space for the hibernation file. You can disable hibernation by running the command powercfg -h off in the Command Prompt (run as administrator).
Check for System Corruption:
Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and repair corrupted system files. Open Command Prompt as administrator and run the command sfc /scannow.
Use Disk Cleanup:
Run the Disk Cleanup tool to remove unnecessary files. Search for “Disk Cleanup” in the Start menu, select your system drive, and follow the prompts.
Move Files to Another Drive:
If you have multiple drives, consider moving files, such as documents, pictures, or videos, to another drive with more space.
Check for Malware:
Malware infections can sometimes cause excessive disk usage. Run a full system scan using your antivirus software to ensure your system is clean.
Extend Disk Partition:
If you have unallocated space on the same disk, you might be able to extend the partition that is running out of space. You can do this through the Disk Management tool.
Consider Upgrading Storage:
If you consistently run into disk space issues, consider upgrading to a larger storage drive or adding an external drive.
After performing these printer troubleshooting steps, try to perform the action that was causing the error again. If the issue persists, it might be a good idea to consult with a professional or seek assistance from Microsoft technical support UK.