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Win32_LogicalDisk broken?

I've been using the the following WQL select statement for some time, but recently it stopped working, around time time windows power shell auto installed. The syntax might be a little off - I rewrote this from a a Perl function.

This used to pull the name,free space, and size from all the disks. Recently, some of entries have stopped returning data. It appears to mostly be occurring on USB and SAN disks, but it isn't limited to those situations.

Any suggestions as to a cause or a solution?
select Size,FreeSpace,DeviceID,VolumeName from Win32_LogicalDisk where DriveType=3

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It could be a "provider error" (for example about 5% of my PCs return a provider error when using Win32_CDROMDrive)
However, I'd recommend that you run the WMI Diagnostics on one of those PCs first to see if perhaps there is a corrupted repository : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d7ba3cd6-18d1-4d05-b11e-4c64192ae97d&displaylang=en
timbrighamAuthor Commented:
Graye, thanks. Your comments helped me rule out my initial assumption and get on the right track. It is some kind of permission error. When the script is run as an administrator on the machine everything is fine, but non admins receive this partial output.
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