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    Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    What causes the message:
    "The disk is full trying to write to C:"
    when saving a document save?

    My C: drive has 15 GBytes free.

    Ray A.

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    Re: Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    I have seen this with a corrupt equation editor object in the document. Create new blank documents and copy and paste large chunks of "known good" text and equations and save those. Eventually you will figure out which one is the bad one; you'll have to recreate it.

    Of course, if you aren't using equation objects, this probably isn't it!

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    Re: Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    I have had this problem with a large file with a ton of character formatting (no lectures, please). I did not find any solution except to save without changes and then break the document in half and work it in 2 separate parts. Good luck.
    This problem has appeared in this forum before. <!post=Post 131091,131091>Post 131091<!/post> <!post=Post 44017,44017>Post 44017<!/post> <!post=Post 85859,85859>Post 85859<!/post> and others. ...J.Till

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    Re: Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    I have also had this problem. It turned out that I had somehow got multiple copies of Word running.
    Go Ctr Alt Del and check the Task Manager to see if you have multiple copies of Word running. Kill them all, as it it is a bit hard to determine which is the copy you want to stay open, and restart Word.
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    Re: Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    Ray,

    I got this msg today. It turned out that I had renamed the template that the document was based on (it wasn't based on Normal but a custom template). I tried everything else before renaming the template back to what it was (created new Normal.dot, scanned for viruses, closed/opened Word, restarted the system). Even deleted a bunch of files and gained back 120MB. Funny message - see attached screenshot for Word's msg that I got.

    The real funny thing about the attachment was that it was made AND saved while Word was complaining about there being not enough disk space.

    Fred
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    Re: Disk is Full (Word 2000 SR1)

    You can also get this situation if you have embedded Excel tables in a file and any of these tables has gone south (Word will tell you when you double click on the table that it can't open the application). The solution is to delete the offending table, save the file, and close down Word (this is a suggestion, since every time you open a Word file with embedded Excel tables, Word creates a temp file for each table to keep track of the tables; see note below as well). Relaunch Word and the file, reinsert the table and save.

    Another remote possibility is an extremely large number of temp files that have been created by Word. Each time you launch Word, it has to keep track of all these temp files and that can put a strain on file management. In Windows 2000 they are located in Cocuments and SettingsDefault UserLocal SettingsTemp. If you don't regularly run Disk Cleanup in Windows 2000 (substitute the appropriate alternative for other Windows versions), you can accumulated hundreds of these files, which, at the very least, will slow down MS Office as a whole.

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