Low Disk Space on Presario_RP (how do I eliminate this error message?)

Compaq Presario CQ50 running on Vista
When I boot up I keep getting thiserror message: 'Low Disk Space: You are running out of disk space on Presario_RP. Delete all old or unnecessary files.'

I have looked for advice on this on the net and it seems to be that the message should be ignored.

If so, how do I stop from re-appearing every time I boot
Michael MurphyAsked:
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wmeerzaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sounds like you need to know what is using you disk space. To ignore messages like that is dangerous.
If you want to quickly retrieve more space check this out:
http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/hiberfil-sys-xp.html

If you want to understand better you can't go past expert leew's advice below:
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp

and as suggested above, do some backups!
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Craig BowmanIT Services ManagerCommented:
How full is your hard drive?  You should definitely look into clearing some old unwanted files if this really is the case.
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jameskeagieCommented:
You really should get an external hard drive or a new internal hard drive and move files to it.

If you really want to disable the warning - which I do not recommend then do the following:

   1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
   2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
   3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
   4. Type NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and then press ENTER.
   5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
   6. Type 1, and then click OK.

You should always backup the registry before making changes.  

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
I have tried to disable the warning. However I can only get as far as Policies. There is now sub-folder from Policies (no Policies\Explorer)
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jameskeagieConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Eamon - you can create the subfolder by creating a new key labeled "explorer" on the left in regedit - but as wmeerza said - ignoring those messages can be dangerous.  

I'd suggest removing any storage onto an external device or secondary hard drive - the warnings are there for a reason.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
I have stopped the error message from appearing. Several technical sites say that this message is of no conquence in the case of the Presario. I thought this might have been addressed.
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