Originally Posted by exrm193
I can`t install anything. That`s the problem. It says right at the start there is not enough room on the C: drive and that`s it...installation stops.
I just installed XP on a clean laptop. No updates and no fixpacks. That's 1.62 gigs. That will include the page, (swap), file as that is allocated at startup. My page file is nearly 400 megs (default). The page file is also set to grow, dynamically, as Windows starts more programmes, Mapsource(?) so you can see that it eats disc space.
The Mapsource installation to the 4gig pen drive on E: takes about 1.83 gigs.
Mapsource installs another 55 meg into the \Garmin directory on the C: drive.
The Mapsource install would seem to le looking for the primary allocation to the default install on C:. The reason you are offered no other choices is because default install criterion cannot be met.
You need to pare down what's on the C:, enough to get that initial allocation - even though you wont use it... 'puters eh.
What to do?
At Control Panel > System > Advanced, click Settings in the “Performance” Section. On the Advanced page of the result, the current total physical size of all page files that may be in existence is shown. Make a note of these sizes so that you can restore them later.
Change the "Initial Size" to 100 megs and the Max Size" to 500megs. Click Change to make settings for the Virtual memory operation.
Click OK and reboot the system.
Try the install the the memory stick again.
It might be a little slow.
You can restore the swapfile sizes after the install if you think performance is suffering.
AFTER you have installed Mapsource to the chip, copy the contents of C:\Garmin to the x:\Garmin directory on the memory stick.
Use regedit to change ALL the entries in the registry for C:\Garmin to x:\Garmin, where x: is your chip.
Personally, I would allocate the memory stick a permanent drive letter like Z: so that it never moves. If you don't do that you must always plug the chip in in the same order... ie. at startup. If you plug another chip or device in before the "Mapsource" chip, the letter if the drive will be different to that specified in the registry.
Next, point the Mapsource icon on the desktop or startup list to the new drive letter.
Once you are happy that it runs OK, shutdown Mapsource and delete the Garmin directory on C:
Should work AOK