On 22/02/2018 07:21, Dave Widgery wrote:
I went to manually run the get_iplayer command prompt today and a
error box popped up with the following message.
Perl.exe - No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into
My best guess is that the message means exactly what it says! How much
disk space is left on your C: drive?
More generally, although diskspace may or may not be the problem here,
it is worth reiterating how unfortunate it is that Windows, like many
other OSs, defaults to storing everything on one drive or partition,
whereas many experienced people would claim that it is better to put the
OS on one drive or partition - leaving enough diskspace spare for
swapspace, the hibernation file, to run updates, install some new
software, accommodate an occasional large temporary file, etc - and to
put the user data on a seperate drive or partition. That way user data
can completely fill its drive or partition without grinding the PC to a
halt, whereas if everything is on the same drive or partition, excessive
user data can prevent the creation of temporary files, prevent
increasing the amount of swapspace when needed, etc, and thus the OS can
grind to a halt.
C E Macfarlane.
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