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I have a simple server win2k sp3 running AD, DNS,DHCP, just the usual. I have a c: drive of 10 gigs and a d: drive of 24 gigs. In the original install about a month ago, I copied about 7 gigs of info from the old 3.2  Novell server over to the d: drive. We didn't notice till about a week later that there was mysteriously 16 gigs of info on the drive. I have deleted a ton of stuff, gone directory by directory adding up the space being reported and it only comes up to about 4.2 gigs, which is about right after I have deleted stuff. The windows explorer and chkdsk both report about 15.5 gigs used. I have run "dir /ah /s looking for hidden files and everything I could think of. Something doesn't add up. Could there be a hidden area caused by a trojan or whatever? Could the block size of the drive just be so large that I am losing space fast? I just can't see a reason for such a difference between the actual numbers and the reported numbers.
Also, this drive is mirrored to an exact duplicate drive.
Thanks for help.
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by:netmage
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Any background process chewing CPU time with permanent disk activity.

Run an advanced file search for any large files.

I had a recent problem with the file indexing service that consumed massive amounts of cpu time and hd space.

Disable it.





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No large files to speak of, only the expected ones. How do I turn of the indexing?
I will check on the cpu usage to see if it comes up higher during work hours.
Thanks
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Indexing is turned off by opening windows explorer and right clicking the hard drive properties. Uncheck the index option
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I will try it tomorrow, thanks
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by:Premiernc
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I found that the recycle bin had been hacked and used as a honey pot. Thanks for the ideas
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Thanks for posting that.

Glad you fixed that problem
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Dear Premiernc

As you answered your own Q, I've refunded all 250 points.
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Please:
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Premiernc ,


How is you fix this.  I am having the same problem.

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