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Message on vista that disc is full (it isnt)

I get a pop up message on windows vista that no space on hard disc, despite fact that have 500gb of memeory and the computer is nearly new. Also message that back up has failed. Windows suggests a solution, but when tried it does not work. Any ideas. Could it be the hardware?

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This article may help. Vista apparently likes to not add an upper limit to its System Restore function... but only sometimes.

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Given the specifications for your computer: http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/satellite_P205-S6267.pdf

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