Startup disk is full

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Gretschmann, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Gretschmann macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This might be a "silly" :eek: question but here it is:
    I get this message: your startup disk is full. Do I need to delete files? What there is to do ? Where to look?
    Is it normal, my Macbook is getting really hot?

    Thanks for the help.
    :cool:
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    That means that your internal hard drive is full, and the system can't put any more files on. You should always have 10%-15% of your boot drive (internal hard drive) empty so OS X has somewhere to write cache to and to use swap. You can try to delete the files you have no use for any more, but you might want to buy a new hard drive.
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    #3
    It might be a good idea to buy a hard drive and external usb enclosure. THat way, you can clone the internal hard drive to the new one, and just install the new hard drive, without having to install any software...
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Make sure you empty your trash as well. If you never empty it, it can really add up over time.
     
  5. Gretschmann thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Thanks for the tips.
    I deleted a couple of files that I wasn't using. It seems to be ok now.

    I think it is time for me to buy a new Mac Pro :)
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