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System Volume information

hi there experts!  i am wits end with this issue and hope that someone out there knows how i can resolve my problem.

i have a 2003 R2 server with several disks attached.  one, the E Drive has a total size of 1.2 TB and i have the System Volume Folder consuming 890 GB of it.  i do not have shadow copies enabled and i am using Netback 6.5.6 to backup the data on all of the drives.

things i have performed in order to remedy.
1. gave myself ownership to the folder....didn't work.
2. enabled shadow copy and shrunk the size to 300 MB and let it run for 24 hours....didn't work
3. disabled the shadow copy service and attempted to delete the files within the folder....didn't work
4. took part of the file name and scanned it within the registry to find nothing

i believe this issue is related to Veritas netbackup but i am not 100% sure.

any advice or help is very much welcomed :)
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i haven't consider that as an option...thank you.  i believe i can achieve the same thing  using http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ 

do you think this would work?
That should work as well.  Pretty much any Unix distro should work for you.
i forgot to mention...as i was reminded once i burned the ISO, this is a virtual machine :(
ok - i used an program called unlocker which unlocked the files and allowed me to delete them.  hopefully this will help those out there with similiar issues
while i didn't perform what you recommended; your solution would have worked.
Keep that disk in mind for other issues.  I find I use it every couple of weeks for something.

Thanks.