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Windows Server 2008 reporting no disk space when there is

We have a Windows Server 2008 RDS box and all of a sudden it came up with zero free space, but when checking with Treesize, there is only 40GB used of 280GB.

After a reboot and chkdsk (which took a bizarrely quick 3 minutes), it showed 900MB free.

After then running CCleaner it now has 2GB apparently, but Treesize still reports that there should be 240GB free.

Any ideas?
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BCSOnline
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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
p.s. no quota's are set on the drive. There is the standard 2GB quota on users which hasn't changed.
I am logged on as domain admin.
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1PCDoctorCommented:
Are you sure it isn't a small drive or a logical drive that is reporting this problem? Have you looked at the pagesys file to see if it is growing or some other virus type file that could be exploiting a vunerability? Windirstat shuold show where all the space is hiding. Try that program.
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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
Hi, I have set the view options so that I can see all hidden files and protected system files. There is genuinely loads of free space. It seems like an issue with the Windows built in reporting for the drive space.
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Frank_AlphaserveitCommented:
can you post a screenshot of disk management?
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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
It's currently running a CHKDSK. I checked and it is a Mirrored RAID array and it says healthy and fine. No errors in HP array configuration manager. No obvious errors in the event logs...

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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
We managed to pinpoint the issue was to do with printing, specifically the printisolationhost.exe.  When stopping this and stopping the print spooler it frees up the space and the server springs back in to life. Any suggestions?
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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
When trying to print it creates a .tmp file in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\CNNA127.tmp

It grows at about 1 GB per second until it has filled the hard drive on the server...
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BCSOnlineAuthor Commented:
Changing the printer driver resolved this issue.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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