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OFF2000: Out of Disk Space Error When Reinstalling Office


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This article was previously published under Q217548

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Symptoms

When you try to reinstall Microsoft Office 2000, an error message similar to the following appears:
Out of disk space -- Volume: 'C:'; required space: 499978 KB; available space: 43280 KB. Free some disk space and retry.
This message appears even if you are making no changes to your installation of Office.

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Cause

This error message appears when the following are both true:
  • You ran the Setup program in Maintenance Mode and tried to repair or reinstall Office. -and-

  • You have less than 50 MB of free disk space on your Windows drive.

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Resolution

For the Setup program to continue, check to make sure that you have at least 50 MB of free disk space. If you are running low on disk space, delete any files or folders that you are not using and empty the Recycle bin to create more available disk space. Then re-run Office Setup to reinstall or repair Office.

If you free some disk space and try to repair or reinstall Office, you may receive an alert similar to the following:
Out of disk space -- Volume: 'C:'; required space: 505148 KB; available space: 52864. If rollback is disabled, enough space is available. Click 'Cancel' to quit, 'Retry' to check available disk space again, or 'Ignore' to continue without rollback.
If you want to continue without rollback, click Ignore. Otherwise, click Cancel, free some more disk space, and re-run Office Setup to reinstall or repair Office.

For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
224140� OFF2000: Cannot Use Automatic Recovery During Detect and Repair Operation

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

If you are running Windows 98, you can free disk space by running the Disk Cleanup program included in the System Tools folder.

For additional information about the Disk Cleanup tool, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
186099� Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows 98
For more information about repairing your installation of Office, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
230672� OFF2000: Differences Between Repair and Reinstall
For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

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Keywords: kbbug, kberrmsg, kbpending, kbsetup, KB217548

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Article Info
Article ID : 217548
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 519