Windows 2003 R2 SP2 - C:\ drive running our of free space
by tempered123 - 8/19/09 11:02 AM
I am currently running Windows 2003 R2 SP, and my C drive has a capacity of 70 GB. I am having an issue where my hard drive space is disappearing automatically and very quickly.
When I look in windows explorer/my computer it shows that I have 3.95 gb free but when I select all the folders and files in the c drive it only adds up to 6gb.
Hidden files and folders are selected to be shown, I have also run a search on the c drive for any files that are greater then 50MB and I only come up with about 2GB.
There are no chances of this being caused by spyware or viruses.
I have run the chkdsk command and here is the output received:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
35264 file records processed.
File verification completed.
56 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
119212 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
5 unindexed files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
35264 security descriptors processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
2101 data files processed.
71644783 KB total disk space.
67733056 KB in 33051 files.
10020 KB in 2103 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
62995 KB in use by the system.
23040 KB occupied by the log file.
3838712 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
17911195 total allocation units on disk.
959678 allocation units available on disk.
As you can see it displays that there is only 3.8 GB free but this is not correct.
At the rate the free space is disappearing I will be out of space in approximately 4 days.
i just wanted to clarify that when i highlight all the files contained in the C:\ drive and view the properties they value only adds up to 6GB...... meaning that I should have about 62GB free space and not the 3.5GB that windows is showing
Any assistance would be appreciated.