help with XP error message "Insufficient quota to complete the requested service"

I am running XP SP2 with all updates. I occasionally get "Insufficient quota to complete the requested service" error messages. Could anyone help me to correct this?

Steven
stevent10993Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
Insufficient quota with regards to what ? I mean what is it exactly that you are trying to do ? Quota generally refers to you running out of disk space or something to that extent. If you could ellaborate on what you are doing exactly.
0
 
RAID0Commented:
The problem is caused because of a low amount of resources.

With NTFS, there is a feature that allows you to set certain quotas for certain users. It could be that the network administrator has set up a quota limiting you to a certain amount of disk space. So if you are trying to install something that will cause you to go over that amount of space then you will get a warning like that. You should talk with the administrator and see if that's the case.


0
Cloud Class® Course: C++ 11 Fundamentals

This course will introduce you to C++ 11 and teach you about syntax fundamentals.

 
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
RAIDO , how do you pronounce that just outta curiousty ?
0
 
RAID0Commented:
RAID  Zero  

It's a RAID Type, RAID 0 is a performance array, where you have 2 or more hard disks setup so that data is written (striped) to both drives to increase performance, but it lacks redundancy. So that's me, I'm here to increase people's performance and not provide redundant posts I guess, I dunno =)
0
 
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
ah lol, I know what RAID is and that there are 5 types of RAID as far as I am aware lol. I just thought you mis spelt Radio or something like that lol.
0
 
stevent10993Author Commented:
Thanks Raid0. Sorry I didn't reply sooner but I didn't know you (or anyone else) had posted replies and only today knew when I got the abandoned notice.

Thanks again,

Steven

P.S. I haven't seen the error message again, perhaps as I've had to restore from scratch. Even backeup disk images failed. Strange.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.