SBS server 2003 explorer states 1G C: drive and 1G free space

By dikkydik ·
Hi there,

I have a SBS 2003 R2 server (installed on the C: Drive).
Recently the explorer states that the C: drive is 1G in size and has 1G free space.

When checking disk managment, it states the disk is 30G and has 23G free space (which is correct).

This problem however makes it impossible for me to install certain programs who need more than 1G free space (and checks this before installing).

Google resulted in 0 hits on this problem.

Did run CHKDSK /F/R, but no results.

Anyone any suggestions?

Regards, dikky

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found it... quota's were turned on (somehow)

by dikkydik In reply to SBS server 2003 explorer ...

Clicked a bit away and discovered that disk quota's were turned on.

No idea when, why or what, but removed them and problem is solved.

Hope the mistery does not occur again

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Thanks for the info

by sgt_shultz In reply to found it... quota's were ...

I would not have guessed that one! Thanks for posting the answer...

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Event logs...and a mskb link..and this would me me nervous

by sgt_shultz In reply to SBS server 2003 explorer ...

I am just replying to poke CG into coming and correcting me. (S).
anything in the event logs?
chkdsk /f reported no problems?
MS sez many things can cause this, here is an excerpt from the article
How to Locate and Correct Disk Space Problems on NTFS Volumes
This article discusses how to check an NTFS file system's disk space allocation to discover offending files and folders or look for volume corruption in Windows Server 2003-based computers.

NTFS supports many volume and file-level features that may lead to what appear to be lost or incorrectly reported free disk space. For example, an NTFS volume may suddenly appear to become very full for no reason, and an administrator cannot find the cause or locate the offending folders and files. This may occur if malicious or unauthorized access to an NTFS volume where very large files or a high quantity of small files are secretly copied has occurred. These files then have their NTFS permissions removed or restricted. This behavior may also occur after a computer malfunction or power outage occurs that cause volume corruption.

The disk space allocation of an NTFS volume may appear to be misreported for any of the following reasons: ? The NTFS volume's cluster size is too large for the average-sized files that are stored there.
? File attributes or NTFS permissions prevent Windows Explorer or a Windows command prompt from displaying or accessing files or folders.
? The folder path exceeds 255 characters.
? Folders or files contain invalid or reserved file names.
? NTFS metafiles (such as the Master File Table) have grown, and you cannot de-allocate them.
? Files or folders contain alternate data streams.
? NTFS corruption causes free space to be reported as in use.
? Other NTFS features may cause file-allocation confusion.

can you dupe this drive in another box?
no raid?

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