windows 2000 disapearing disk space
Posted on 2006-04-12
I have a windows 2000 advanced server as a file server. it has two logial drives a 400GB raid 5 setup and a single disk 140GB that I use for our company music storage. here is where things get strange. I went to put some more songs on the server, another 30gb or so and notice that I anly had about 40GB free wich is strange because there is only about 30GB on there. so I put them on the bigger file storage drive for temporary storage but I watched the space on my music drive drop drasticly. for every gig I put on the 400GB drive I lost about 3GB on the 140GB music drive even though I was not transfering to it. this went on for a couple of minutes until the music drive got down to 10MB now I can serch the drive and tally up all the files(there are no hidden files as this is a storage drive only) I com up with just over 30GB but the drive still reports that it is full and I cant write anything to it.
my c: drive is now doing the same thing. it only reports 1.81GB of data but it says the 17GB drive is full.
the 400GB drive is working fine.