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XP Pro system drive fills HD with no data, when sharing is enabled.

By nbelomy ·
I am on a domain for work and the default for C is to be shared for administrative purposes. With this enabled, slowly the hard drive fills over 100GB of empty space, with nothing and eventually fills the entire drive. Rebooting the system removes the empty data and has the 100GB of space available.

It is annoying to disable File sharing each time since it is on the domain, gets group policy updates constantly so it doesn't save settings: perhaps a registry tweak?

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by shasca In reply to XP Pro system drive fills ...

What type of events show up in event viewer? There must be some kind of automated task, or a script gone wild causingthis. Little hard to troubleshoot from the ouitside. This is waaay abnormal behaviour.

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Wierd issue....

by ---TK--- In reply to XP Pro system drive fills ...

the symptom you describe reminds me of a Page File issue... As a second opinion I would try setting the Page File to a fixed amount. I only say this b/c I have never seen gpo's fill up a hard drive (not saying that it cant), but I have scene Page Files go flaky...

Also I do know that in gpo policy's you can have it set to delete the page file every time you shut down... Which leads me back to the Page File... its just a shot in the dark... best of luck... hopefully someone else might have had this issue and can offer another opinion.

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Are you using the default Admin Share C$

by Jacky Howe In reply to XP Pro system drive fills ...

or are you actually sharing the Root.
Root partitions and volumes are shared as the drive letter name appended with the $ sign. For example, drive letters C and D are shared as C$ and D$.

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by nbelomy In reply to Are you using the default ...

It is the default Admin Share C$ and E$ setup by the GPO for all attached drives (auditing purposes).

Under eventvwr.msc tons of errors for ESENT

wuauclt (1132) Unable to write a shadowed header for file C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\tmp.edb. Error -1808.

wuauclt (5224) An attempt to write to the file "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\tmp.edb" at offset 0 (0x0000000000000000) for 8192 (0x00002000) bytes failed with system error 112 (0x00000070): "There is not enough space on the disk. ". The write operation will fail with error -1808 (0xfffff8f0). If this error persists then the file may be damaged and may need to be restored from a previous backup.

What is this log? All the logs in the eventvwr are set to overwrite as needed

MS says http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278316

but Browse to the %TEMP% folder, type Secedit.sdb (this secedit.sdb files does not exist on the system).

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wuauclt

by shasca In reply to Answers

That is the windows update service. How is it configured to do windows updates? That is where your problem is.

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by nbelomy In reply to wuauclt

On a domain, but I tweaked the registry for the gpo on the vista computer I have; I will just do the same for the xp computer.

Thanks

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