Why would a server's c: drive recover space by itself after crashing from a near capacity error??
Posted on 2008-10-29
Our file server running Windows Server 2003 has two partitions. C: is just the system files, and E: is contains our data for business that users map to.
Today all users lost connection to the server. The server was rebooted and users were able to reconnect again.
After checking the event viewer I see that for the last three days there was the error "The C: drive is at or near capacity. You may need to delete some files". This appeared once a day this week but today is the first day there was a major issue.
I did notice the first day this happened that the drive space was extremely low on C: drive , and you could see it diminish. But then a few minutes later I checked it and it was back to over 8GB again. I assume the same thing happened each time but today it actually lost connection.
What could possibly cause this to happen?