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OS 10.4 - "Startup Disk almost full" but I have 242 GB free?!

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I am having this problem:

When i try to export an illustrator file (ai) to photoshop (psd), I get the message "Your Startup Disk is almost full. Please free up space..." and then illustrator gets the rainbow wheel and no progress is made. I end up having to force quit illustrator, after which my system runs unbelievably slow until I restart my computer.

The thing is: My startup disk is not almost full. I have 242 GB free on my hard drive. So, what could the problem be?

Below are the specs of my computer:

IMAC 7,1
MAC OS X 10.4.11
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Illustrator and Photoshop both CS3

I would very much appreciate any assistance that can be given.

Thank you.
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I'm working on iMac OS 10.4.11. Photoshop gives me the same error, but my start up disk isn't full. I have nearly 200GB available, though yesterday it was 250GB and I have not installed or transferred 50GB of data to the HD.
Is the problem with the HD or something in Photoshop?
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