Perl error get_iplayer 3.12 running on windows 7

MacFH - C E Macfarlane c.e.macfarlane at
Thu Feb 22 03:58:35 PST 2018

On 22/02/2018 07:21, Dave Widgery wrote:
> Hi
> I went to manually run the get_iplayer command prompt today and a 
> error box popped up with the following message.
>             Perl.exe - No Disk
>             There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into 
> drive
>             \Device\Harddisk1\DR9


My best guess is that the message means exactly what it says!  How much 
disk space is left on your C: drive?

More generally, although diskspace may or may not be the problem here, 
it is worth reiterating how unfortunate it is that Windows, like many 
other OSs, defaults to storing everything on one drive or partition, 
whereas many experienced people would claim that it is better to put the 
OS on one drive or partition  -  leaving enough diskspace spare for 
swapspace, the hibernation file, to run updates, install some new 
software, accommodate an occasional large temporary file, etc  -  and to 
put the user data on a seperate drive or partition.  That way user data 
can completely fill its drive or partition without grinding the PC to a 
halt, whereas if everything is on the same drive or partition, excessive 
user data can prevent the creation of temporary files, prevent 
increasing the amount of swapspace when needed, etc, and thus the OS can 
grind to a halt.

C E Macfarlane.

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