I had an email from a TDL reader with a problem that Windows Media Center would not record saying not enough disk space despite there being plenty available. I have had this before and I fixed it by resetting Media Center and I thought I would put it on the blog in case anybody else has the problem. There may be a better way of fixing it but this worked for me and the reader.
I have windows 8 installed on my new computer. Every time I try to record a TV program I get a message that says there is not enough hard drive space on the computer even though this a new computer with more than 800gb of storage space. The C drive is selected. I’ve tried to record to each of 3 external hard drives that all have more than 300gb of space and get the same message every time. Any suggestions?
- Close Media Center
- Load Task Scheduler (In Windows 7 click Start Run and type taskschd.msc and press enter. In Windows 8 right click in the bottom right corner of Windows and select Run, type taskschd.msc and press enter)
- In task manager expand the Task Scheduler Library.
- Expand the Microsoft tree
- Expand the Windows tree and click on Media Center. You should see a list of task in the right hand pane.
- Right Click on MediaCenterRecoveryTask and select Run.
- The status will change to Running, close Task Manager
- Load Windows Media Center and Media Center will display a prompt asking you to run the setup again
- Now you will have to re-setup your tuners and other Media Center configuration but it should fix the drive space problem.
Note: You will lose scheduled recordings, history etc. If you use my Media Center backup tool you should be ok to restore your recording schedules.