Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Disabling OMCI free space event notification

My latest laptop is a DELL Precision which comes with OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI). This program informs us in case of raid failure which is good but also annoys us when a disk is running low on disk space. Since running low on disk space is a relative thing (in my case it was 6Gb free space!), I was receiving disturbing message boxes with the following message:
Disk free space has dropped below the minimum threshold. Free up space on your
hard disk drive by:
1. Backing up your data to a tape backup, ZIP or network drive.
2. Delete unused files.
If you are unsure which files are safe to move or delete, contact your Help Desk or consult your software manuals.


In order to stop the annoying message box you’ll have to open regedit and navigate to :
KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL\OpenManage\Client\SysInfo.
There you should zero the values for the keys HDDMinimumCapacity and HDDThresholdValue.

That’s it. You can now have 5Gbs of free disk space and work without the annoying pop up messages.

PS: In case anyone wants a reference to OMCI, here is what I found after a lot of googling : http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/omci_info.pdf. Unfortunately SampleDisableFanMessage.vbs does not work under vista 64bit.

3 comments:

gerryzup said...

Thank you thank you! thanks to your blog I fixed that problem in my dell latitude. very helpfull!

mslowik said...

Thanks a lot. Very helpfull article.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thank you! It was very useful for me too! :-)