Solution of “Not enough storage is available to process this command”

The problem of ‘Not enough storage is available to process this command’ or ‘Not enough quota available’ is a common occuring issue in Windows server only when the value of registry has been set incorrectly or after some re-installations and resets the configurations are not set valid.

This error has been officially acknowledged by the Microsoft and is also a bit old. All the fixes which it registers are quiet simple as it just instructs a user to make some changes in the registry key to a defined value. If this error still exists even after doing this work then there is no other option left other than the system restore.


Quick Fix 1: Change in registry value

This method is the official way to curb this issue as it is proved working for many users who were facing this problem. You need to allow this solution an administrator access. The registry key will be changed to some defined value by us. If in case the key is absent and we will create one manually and set the value as per the requirements.

Note: The “IRPStackSize” must be changed in the computer whose files are being tried to browse by you.

Warning: Registry is a powerful tool. unknowingly changing the keys which you don’t have any idea may lead to some serious problem with your PC. Ensure to have a back up with your registry before following the solution:

  1. Press Windows + R, then type “regedit” and press the Enter switch to launch the Registry Editor.
  2. Once you get into the registry editor, navigate the following file path:


  1. Watch for the key “IRPStackSize“. Now just check that the value is set correctly or not.

Note: The values may range from 0*1 to 0*C. All these values are equivalent to 1 to 12 in decimals.

Quick Fix 2: Block UI app’s fork

We have found an interesting method which have suggested a solution to this error. If in case an important application runs out of space then you must restart it. The error will be automatically disappear but for a short period of time because of the change in location of the memory.

However, the window station’s desktop heap will encounter many memory issues again. In order to permanently fix this problem, all you need is to configure the abcservice.exe which runs out of memory to shun the UI application forks which are in session 0. Hence, to solve this issue you just have to configure the service which is in the question not making the forks UI application in session 0. And your error of not enough quota will be solved.

Also read : How to use DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestireHealth command?

Quick Fix 3: Removing the temporary files

This is another method in which you have to delete some of your temporary files because it contains many system configurations which are occasionally used by the system. You always have the option of backing up the files somewhere where you think the place is safe.

  1. Press Windows + R, then type “%temp%” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  2. Press Ctrl + A in order o select all the entries and then click on Delete.
  3. After finishing the above step, navigate to local disk C, open the temp folder and delete all the content in there too. Now restart you computer and check whether the problem is faded or still there.

Quick Fix 4: Close all sessions in the Windows 2003 Fileserver

This is a specific solution for Windows 2003 Fileservers where they were facing connectivity issues with the shares.

In most of the cases, it is a scenario in which the users are not logged out of the servers. One should close all the old sessions which will definitely allow you to access the shares without an issue. Ensure that all the progress is being saved by you in the old session before you close it.

You should also try the methods mentioned above before this:

  1. Right click on the “Computer” and click on “Manage“.
  2. Now select the “Shared Folders” and after that select “Sessions“.
  3. Now close all the old sessions and see whether if you are able to access the shares successfully or not.

We hope by following these solutions you got your problem solved of “Not enough storage or quota to process this command”. Keep following our blog for more solutions to windows problems and tricks or tips. If you are getting blue screen error, then follow our guide to “critical process died” error solution. Comment below if you are getting any problem.

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