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A small business server is giving us low disk space errors near the end of the day.  When I search the drive to see why, they should have 505GB free, the only file that is extremely large is the drwatson.log file.  Yesterday, I stopped dr. watson and deleted the file and the free space went up to 50 GBs.  
 
Is it common that Dr. Watson take up so much hard drive space and is there a fix?
 
I am not getting a specific dr. Watson error but I do believe this is causing the problem.  It could be a chain reaction and something else causing it to occur. Do you have any suggestions?
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SteveD200 earned 150 total points
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Ive never seen it take up that much space on any of my servers.

If you dont want it, this link shows you how to disable it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188296 - I haven't tried this myself though.
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How large is your drive overall?  Is it partitioned?

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by:Nancy Villa
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The drive is not partiioned, it is 75GB.  Once I ended the process and deleted the log there was approximately 50 GB left.

Thanks

Nancy
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I've never seen it take up that much either... for now, just keep it disabled.  Then, review your system event logs to see if there are any errors which preceeded the DrWatson events... maybe that'll help to track down the problem.

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